Emily Blunt is took her upcoming Lip Sync Battle against her Devil Wears Prada co-star Anne Hathaway very seriously.
Emily Blunt may have gone just a little crazy when it came to preparing for her battle on the popular Spike TV show, which is produced by her husband John Krasinski and Spephen Merchant.
“I’ve been super method about it. I’ve been screaming at everybody pretty much all day because I don’t want a voice,” she concedes in the promo. “And I guarantee that Anne Hathaway is in full voice right now. Anne has a very, very secretive process.”
The promo cuts the footage of Blunt trying on different glasses in her dressing room.
“Those aren’t right. No. Is this a joke?” she says. “These are not her glasses!”
The clip shows Hathaway crying on stage, with host LL Cool J announcing that she “has a very weird sort of humming or something coming out of her dressing room.”
Chrissy Teigen, who is serving as a commentator for the show, says that she “accidentally walked into her wardrobe room and there were, like, cloaks.”
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Blunt reveals that Anne Hathaway was acting bizarre before the taping.
“I called her once and she just picked up and went, ‘Shh!’ finally she called me and she said, ‘OK, listen. I’m doing Beethoven’s Fifth,’ and I went, ‘There aren’t any words in that!’ And she hung up,” Blunt said.
A particularly funny moment is captured as Emily Blunt warms up her lips by repeating Benedict Cumberbatch’s name. “You need mobility,” she explains. “Consonants.”
Taking the stage to perform Janis Joplin’s 1968 hit Piece of My Heart, Blunt says her performance will be one for the ages.
“This goddess that I’m about to portray out there, she’s pretty wild. She doesn’t take showers. But you know what? I live to give. This is art. This is going to stand the test of time,” she said.