Emly Blunt was at the Toronto International Film Festival promoting a pair of movies, the most anticipated being the sci-fi action thriller 'Looper', starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis. When asked about the movie in an interview with Now Toronto, Blunt said, “The whole time I read the script, what I remember is patting myself on the back for keeping up with it. It just races; it’s always three steps ahead of you.”
She says watching the movie was similar to how she felt while reading the script, saying “You’re sort of having to adjust your brain to watching a different sort of movie, because I guess we’re so programmed to these rather formulaic stories, and there’s something about Looper that carves out a completely new space for itself.”
Blunt also talks about her American accent in the movie, and while it was not her first time doing an American accent, she said her character in Looper had a different edge that allowed her to do something different with the accent. On how she achieved that, Blunt says “What I did was I listened to guys from Kansas, not girls. I listened to Chris Cooper a lot. I listened to him giving interviews; I wanted to hear him in a naturalistic sense. It was really helpful. I have more Chris Cooper interviews on my iPod than any stalker he has.”
Looper is currently at a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes with 15 reviews, with critics saying it is one of the most daring and original sci-fi movies to come out in a long time. Looper releases across the country on September 28, 2012.