• Emily Blunt Talks about her Golden Globe-nominated movie ‘Salmon Fishing in Yemen,’ Falling for John Krasinski, and Co-star Ewan McGregor’s Hair

    Thelma Adams at Coverage of 69th Annual Golden Globes1 yr ago

    The surprise three Golden Globe nominations for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," including one for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical), had a lot of viewers scratching their heads yesterday. What is this comedy and why is it haunting us? Well, back in March, when it came out, we saw it and chatted up its star, Emily Blunt. Despite its exotic title, " Salmon Fishing in the Yemen " is a meet-cute, opposites-attract, feel-good British rom-com. Blunt (nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy or Musical) plays Harriet, the London rep of a fabulously wealthy Yemeni sheik and fly-fishing fanatic. On a whim, he gets Harriet to recruit a reluctant fisheries expert, Fred (Best Performance by an Actor in a Comedy or Musical nominee Ewan McGregor), to export Scottish salmon to the sheik's homeland. Harriet and Fred's budding romance seems nearly as impossible as shipping live fish to the desert: Fuddy-duddy Fred is married to a chilly workaholic; Harriet adores a dashing officer on a secret foreign mission. How can the pair ever stop fussing long enough to lock lips? Well, for one thing, they are Blunt and McGregor and virtually irresistible to mere mortals. Intrigued, we got on the phone with the charming "Looper" star -- and wife of John Krasinski -- about " Salmon Fishing in the Yemen " and romancing scene-stealer McGregor onscreen:

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