English actress Emily Blunt has admitted that she was pleasantly surprised by how well the movie Salmon Fishing in the Yemen has done. Emily says that she, along with her co-star Ewan McGregor, did not expect anyone to even see the movie, let alone receive Golden Globe nominations.
During an interview with Click On Detroit, Blunt explained, “When I signed onto it, Ewan McGregor and I talked about how we loved the script -- how it was so charming, original and rare, and we looked and laughed, saying, 'Nobody is going to see this movie!'”
She added, “So we were blown away when it made as much money as it did because it was made for nothing, and it's the kind of movie people have seen a couple of times. It's the film people talked to me about most this year and that just thrills me beyond belief.”
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen has been nominated for three Golden Globes, Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Ewan McGregor) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Emily Blunt).