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Emily Blunt didn’t want to play alongside Dwayne Johnson because she was afraid he would overshadow her



Arrivals - 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards


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Arrivals – 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards

The movie “Expedition to the Jungle”, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, will soon hit theaters. The British actress in the latest interview revealed that she was initially skeptical about this project. “I was assured that Dwayne and I would play the main characters, that our roles were equal, but I was afraid that in the end I would only be + a girl from Dwayne Johnson’s movie + and my acting credibility would suffer from it,” the star revealed.

The actress, known for her appearances in such productions as “On the Edge of Tomorrow”, “A Quiet Place” or “The Devil Wears Prada”, will soon be shown in the adventure film “Expedition to the Jungle”. Blunt played the role of a brave wildlife explorer who, together with a charismatic captain, sets out on a mission to find the tree of life. On screen, she partners with Dwayne Johnson. It turns out that initially the vision of performing alongside The Rock did not arouse enthusiasm in her. The actress was afraid that the star of “Fast and the Furious” would overshadow her, which would negatively affect her career.

“When I first read the script, I had doubts, I was very cynical about it. I was assured that Dwayne and I would play the main characters, that our roles were equal, but I was afraid that in the end I would only be + the girl from the Dwayne Johnson movie + and my acting credibility would suffer. I have experienced this situation several times in the past – I was told I would play one of the main roles, and then I was found to be an accessory. For this reason, I was cautious about it. Now I think you are the girl in that movie, Dwayne, “Blunt admitted honestly.

The action of the film “Expedition to the jungle” takes place at the beginning of the 20th century. Dr Lily Houghton, a fearless wildlife explorer, sets out to cross the Amazon jungle to find the mythical tree of life that is believed to have unique healing powers. The protagonist in this mission is assisted by the river boat captain played by Johnson, who agrees to take her and her brother on board. During the trip, they will have to face not only dangerous animals, but also a competing expedition that also wants to find a magic tree with healing power.

“This is one of those really exciting, fun, adventurous movies that provide audiences with genuine entertainment,” praised Johnson’s production in a recent interview. Gwiazdor emphasized that his screen partner managed to cope with the challenge one hundred percent. “She is an incredibly adventurous person. It has everything that the character of Dr. Lily required, ”he noted.

“Expedition to the Jungle” will be available in cinemas and in the catalog of the Disney + cinema streaming platform on July 30th. (PAP Life)

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