Emily Blunt Finally Weighs In on Those Emily in Paris and The Devil Wears Prada Comparisons

Emily Blunt's character, an assistant also named Emily in The Devil Wears Prada, really wanted to go to Paris, just like Lily Collins' Emily in Paris character. Sadly, only one made it.

By Kaitlin Reilly Dec 09, 2020 11:13 PMTags
Watch: Emily Blunt Finally Weighs in on "Emily in Paris" Comparisons

Emily Blunt's character in The Devil Wears Prada was the original girl who didn't get to go to Paris (sorry, Lauren Conrad). Now, in the wake of the Netflix series Emily in Paris, starring Lily Collins as the titular character, some people think that Runway assistant Emily would have been much better suited to the French lifestyle. But what does Blunt have to say about the justice for assistant Emily memes floating around on the internet? 

Well, the star hasn't seen them (not yet, anyway), but as she told E! News' Alli Rosenbloom in an interview about her new movie Wild Mountain Thyme, she understands why people feel so passionately about the subject. 

"I mean, she was so desperate, wasn't she? I mean just desperate for a trip to Paris," she said with a laugh. "So I think people just felt desperately sorry for her."

While Emily didn't get to go to Paris in The Devil Wears Prada (the honor went to Anne Hathaway's Andrea, who ended up walking out on her magazine job midway through the trip) the character did go on to be the main character in her own story. The Devil Wears Prada author Lauren Weisberger wrote the 2018 novel When Life Gives You Lululemons from Emily's perspective. 

Inside the Closet of Emily in Paris

As for Blunt, well, she'd rather be Emily in NYCpost coronavirus, anyway. When asked where she would like to go to treat herself in a safer world, she told E! News, "Have you been to La Esquina in New York? That Mexican restaurant. It's kind of like usually heaving, it's probably like a super spreader if you normally go there but I would love to go to, I would love to go to La Esquina in New York."

One person not joining in the fun? Jamie Dornan, who asked if he and his wife, Wild Mountain Thyme composer Amelia Warner, could double date with Blunt and husband John Krasinski

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"I'm going to say no. My perfect night would not involve you at all," Blunt joked. "Find your own Mexican restaurant."

Wild Mountain Thyme is in theaters and on demand this Friday Dec. 11. 

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