Amy Pascal Worries Over Anorexic Emily Blunt

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Emily Blunt is best known for playing an under-nourished fashion magazine assistant in Vogue satire The Devil Wears Prada, chastising Anne Hathaway’s character in one scene: ‘You eat carbs, for heaven’s sake.’

But it appears Hollywood executives are worried life is imitating art for the 32-year-old, Roehampton-born actress.

In an email discussing her possible role as super-villain Scorpion in a Spider-Man spin-off, Sony Pictures chairwoman Amy Pascal wrote she was ‘worried’ about Blunt.

‘I think I saw a picture of her and she looked anorexic,’ Pascal told director Drew Goddard and fellow Sony executives in the missive, one in a series of emails that have just been published by WikiLeaks. Pascal resigned two months ago over the scandal.

Goddard was keen for Blunt to star in his film Sinister Six, however, earlier enthusing to Pascal: ‘F***. Even as I type this . . . Picture Emily Blunt with a Scorpion tail on . . . Oh goddamn it, now I might need her for Sinister Six. Or, at least, Sinister Six Two.’

The Pascal email was sent in May last year, just months after Blunt gave birth to her first child, daughter Hazel, with her actor husband John Krasinski. No casting has yet been announced, so it remains to be seen whether Pascal won the day.

Emily, daughter of Oliver Blunt QC and niece of former prisons minister Crispin Blunt, has previously spoken out about the physical toll of her work.

She was reportedly encouraged to lose weight for The Devil Wears Prada because her character was ‘on the edge of anorexia’ and ‘literally did not eat’, according to Blunt.

Last year, she appeared opposite Tom Cruise in sci-fi blockbuster The Edge Of Tomorrow, which the actress described as ‘the most gruelling thing I’ve ever done’ and involved wearing armour that weighed over 70lb. 

Emails also reveal that Emily was considered for two other Sony Pictures films, both about alien invasions, which ultimately ended up going to lesser known actresses. 

In an email discussing her possible role as super-villain Scorpion in a Spider-Man spin-off, Sony Pictures chairwoman Amy Pascal wrote she was ‘worried’ about Emily Blunt (pictured)

Pascal claimed she ‘loved’ the idea of Emily Blunt for Adam Sandler film Pixels, due out this summer, but the role went to True Detective actress Michelle Monaghan.

Blunt was also considered for The 5th Wave, out next year, but was pipped to the part by Maria Bello.

Yesterday a spokesman for Blunt declined to comment.

Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom memorably criticised the ‘sluts’ who fail to clean behind their fridges, and now one of the party’s donors has attacked British women for their failures in the kitchen.

Shipping tycoon Demetri Marchessini, the sixth largest individual cash donor to Nigel Farage’s party in 2013, demands: ‘If women do not cook, how will their husbands and children eat?’ 

Shipping tycoon Demetri Marchessini, the sixth largest individual cash donor to Ukip in 2013, has attacked British women for their failures in the kitchen

The Greek-born businessman, who lives in Belgravia, says: ‘European women always know how to cook, but very few Englishwomen do.’

Marchessini, a bridge partner of Ukip’s former treasurer Stuart Wheeler, has such strong views on ladies’ behaviour that he published a book, Women In Trousers: A Rear View. 

It featured unflattering photos of women wearing trousers with catty comments.

Bankrupt Bovey turns £5k profit

Declared bankrupt in 2010 when his property empire collapsed with debts of £50million, Grant Bovey’s return to business is not setting the world alight.

The new venture by Anthea Turner’s estranged husband has posted little more than £5,000 profits in its first year.

Bovey, 52, is sole director of PR outfit Skydance Media. The firm’s inaugural accounts reveal £53,000 of assets, offset by bills of £48,000.

Bovey and Turner split in 2013 after he allegedly cheated on her with designer Zoe de Mallet Morgan, 26 years his junior.

He had previously displayed his business nous with a wedding deal worth a reported £450,000, in which he and Anthea posed for photos on their big day while chomping chocolate bars.

Cripes! Boris's bro runs amok in North Korea 

Attention! Boris Johnson’s younger half-brother Max, 30, who works as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong, was obliged to pose with Communist officials after he ran the 28th North Korean half-marathon in Pyongyang.

The race is part of a nationwide sporting celebration marking the birth of Kim Il-sung, founder of the nation and grandfather of current leader Kim Jong-un. 

Boris Johnson’s younger half-brother Max was obliged to pose with Communist officials after he ran the 28th North Korean half-marathon

Last year was the first time ‘runner tourists’ were permitted to join in the event.

‘He got on fine and this was his second time, so he knew what to expect,’ a friend of Max tells me.

‘Everyone had a great time. He was willed around the course by hundreds of clapping and high-fiving schoolchildren, who genuinely seemed to be enjoying the show — or at least the sight of him panting and wheezing along.’

From Iron Lady to Tin Man. ‘I was raised in a Coronation Street-style terrace,’ says Tory Mike Freer, who’s defending Lady Thatcher’s old Finchley seat. 

‘We didn’t have an indoor loo. One of my first memories was having a bath with my dad in a tin bath.’

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