British beauty Emily Blunt has become one of the top actresses in Hollywood and she has landed one of her best roles to date, playing the role of Rachel in the big screen adaptation of the hit novel The Girl on the Train. After hearing people describe her character, Emily has given her views on the difference between how men and women are perceived, insisting that there is a massive double standard.
Blunt was chatting to the Hollywood Reporter, when she explained, "With so many movies, women are held to what a man considers a feminine ideal. You have to be pretty. You have to be 'likable,' which is my least favourite word in the industry. Rachel isn't 'likeable.' What does that mean? To be witty and pretty and hold it together and be there for the guy? And he can just be a total drip?"
She added, "A woman is a drunk, a whore, whereas the guy’s like a partier, a player. I’ve been around both women who drink too much and guys who drink too much and it’s just as ugly on the guys. It makes me crazy. I don’t think that women should be seen as any less sexual than a guy. And maybe she doesn’t want to settle down, and that’s OK. And maybe she doesn’t want a kid, and that’s okay. And she’s just happy playing the field. There’s so much judgment with women."
Fans of Emily Blunt can see the actress in her role as Rachel, when The Girl on the Train hits the big screen on October 5 in the UK, before then opening on October 7 in the US.