Emily Blunt: YSL Made a ‘Terrible Mistake’ Hiring Me

Emily Blunt YSL Opium Ad
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In a plunging pantsuit, gilded choker and auburn waves, Emily Blunt has never looked as glam as she does in the video for Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium fragrance — but she’s not quite sure she pulled it off.

“God, I’m so un-French in that trailer,” she laments to U.K.’s The Telegraph of the video (below), in which she deftly dodges a lunging leopard while wearing sky-high heels.

Asked why she was invited to join the ranks of supermodel Linda Evangelista, who once fronted the fragrance, The Muppets star says, “I don’t know. I’ve no idea.” Perhaps “there was no one else?” before asserting: “They made a mistake, a terrible mistake.”

And though Blunt maintains she doesn’t deserve the role, it’s the only beauty campaign she has ever said yes to. “I think that I’ve been wanting to make sure that when I did it, it would be the right thing,” she says. “I’d been asked to do a couple of things but none were as classy as this,” she explains before adding, “And I got to work with a leopard. ” No brainer!

Justine Harman


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