Emily Blunt is more than just a successful actress.
Apparently, the famed Edge of Tomorrow actress is also a life-saver!
On Tuesday, Nov. 25, Blunt appeared on The Late Show with Dave Letterman where she revealed how she actually saved Meryl Streep’s life, reports US Weekly.
She recounted the events that led up to her heroic feat earlier this year when the two were shooting the film adaptation for Into the Woods.
“I did save her life,” Blunt told Letterman of the 65-year-old actress. “We were rehearsing a scene where she’s playing the witch and she’s supposed to jump onto the table with a cape and everything.”
In the film, Streep portrays The Witch who creates havoc for Blunt’s character The Baker’s wife.
“I just saw this thing happen in slow-motion… You know when you see something awful happen and it’s like the sound cuts out, you know?” Blunt continued. “Meryl Streep’s foot got caught in her cape and we just started to watch her slowly topple headfirst toward the concrete floor.”
“Rob Marshall and James Corden froze, didn’t move, and the pregnant woman caught her,” the British star said. “I caught her!”
Blunt also quipped about how she expects to be compensated for her heroic efforts and the “torment” she suffered through while filming.
“She owes me!” she exclaimed. “She should play my lowly dressmaker. She owes me big-time. She was tormenting me in [Devil’s Wears Prada], and now she’s tormenting me in this movie. She’s this witch that has cast this horrible spell on our house. I just said, ‘This is it.’ We couldn’t have any other dynamic now. ‘You just have to hate me in films.'”
However, it’s quite obvious they have a “love-hate” relationship, because she still feels the veteran actress is rather amazing – annoying but, nevertheless, amazing!
“She owes me, that’s why I think at some point I should play the Queen of Versailles and she can be my lowly dressmaker,” Blunt added. “I did mention it to her. I think it’s a great idea and I mentioned it to her, and her response was, ‘Dream on.’ That’s Meryl Streep… She’s so amazing, it’s annoying at this point. It’s annoying.”