Author Paula Hawkins, director Tate Taylor with Emily Blunt, Luke Evans, Rebecca Ferguson & Haley Bennett
Girl on the Train Author Says
Emily Blunt Is "Too Beautiful" for the Main Role
I was struck this morning by the above headline in E News:
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Wow! Talk about twisting words. Here’s what Hawkins actually said to the Daily Mail. Note how the editing out of the first part of the sentence changes the entire meaning. Suddenly it sounds as though the opinion is Hawkins whereas she is actually talking about what ‘everybody’ else is saying.
‘Everybody moans about, ‘‘Oh, she's too beautiful to play Rachel’’ and she is [too beautiful]. But the thing about Rachel, you know the key part of her is her self-loathing and how bad she feels about herself.’
Hawkins went ‘that the way the actress carries herself managed to capture the way her character feels ‘horrible’ about herself ‘amazingly’ well.
Blunt herself said: ‘I haven’t played a woman like Rachel before. Alcoholism is a brutal disease and it exacts a terrible cost on the people who suffer from this addiction and the people around them. It was a great challenge to play a very messy, broken character.’
The Girl on the Train which had its premiere in London this week also stars Justin Theroux, Luke Evans and Rebecca Ferguson.
Here's the latest ad for the film which makes its debut October 6th.
The Daily Mail