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Emily Blunt reveals her secret pop star career

The British actress tells all about being a teenage pop star: “They wanted me to be Britney Spears”

By Sinead Corcoran
In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald actress Emily Blunt revealed that she was originally going to be a pop singer.
"I was 18 and I was just, well, you know, I was 18. I was at that stage of my life where I was like, 'Who cares, yeah, maybe; that sounds cool'. Everything sounds cool other than being in school at 18," she said.
The Girl On a Train star explained that when she was a teenager, she was signed to a record label and recorded her first demo album.
“It was a pop song and it seems so unlike me now. It's like a different person.”
"It's like a different person," says Emily of her days as a wannabe pop star.
Emily went on to reveal that she pulled out of her record deal when she discovered that her managers wanted to turn her into a clone of the most famous female popstar of the 90’s.
"I got terrified and pulled out, because I felt they were wanting me to be like Britney Spears," she said.
"And I was like, 'I can't dance, and I don't sing like Britney Spears.'
“I just felt it was snowballing too fast and it wasn't ultimately what I wanted to do.”
While the record was never released to the public, fans can hear Emily sing in the upcoming remake musical, Mary Poppins Returns starring Emily as the lead role.
Disney reportedly gave Emily the role after hearing her impressive vocals in the 2014 film version of Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods.

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