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Emily Blunt thinks acting helped her overcome stutter

Emily Blunt said the speech problem left her feeling isolated at times when she was 7-year-old.

By: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Published: May 27, 2014 3:07:53 pm
Emily Blunt will appear in sci-fi movie 'Edge of Tomorrow' opposite Tom Cruise. (Source: Reuters) Emily Blunt will appear in sci-fi movie ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ opposite Tom Cruise. (Source: Reuters)

Actress Emily Blunt, who is set to appear in sci-fi movie ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ opposite Tom Cruise, feels acting helped her in overcoming stutter as a child.

The 31-year-old star said the speech problem left her feeling isolated at times when she was 7-year-old. Blunt recalled that it was her teacher who advised her to pretend being someone else to deal with the problem.

“It was the most intuitive thing, and he was right: the only way I could speak fluently was to be someone else,” the actress said. “It alienates you in some ways if you have trouble communicating. It wasn’t that I got bullied horribly about it, although kids definitely had a go sometimes. It comes back if I’m tired or stressed,” she revealed.

‘Edge of Tomorrow’ is a science fiction film based on the Japanese light novel ‘All You Need Is Kill’ by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. The film is set in the near future where an alien race has invaded the Earth and has defeated the world’s military units. Blunt plays the role of Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski who guides Major William Cage (Cruise), a military officer to a combat a mission against the aliens.

The Warner Bros film releases in India on June 6.

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