Emily Blunt has revealed that she plans to take a break from acting, in order to spend more time with her family.
The star has 2 daughters with her husband John Krasinski, but revealed that she wants to spend more time with them while appearing on the Table for Two podcast earlier this week.
Bruce Bozzi, the podcast’s host, asked her how she manages to balance her career with motherhood.
“Not always well, you know. It’s one of those things when people are like, ‘How do you balance it?’ I never feel like I’m doing it right, you know. But this year I’m not working,” Blunt revealed, via CNN.
Since the birth of Hazel in 2014 and Violet in 2016, Blunt has worked on multiple big name projects. These include A Quiet Place and its sequel A Quiet Place II, Mary Poppins Returns and the 2022 mini-series The English.
However, she is also a part of the cast of one of the biggest movies of recent years – Christopher Nolan’s latest flick, Oppenheimer, which is set to come out on July 21, in what looks to be like the biggest day of blockbusters the box office has seen for a while, as it coincides with the release of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie.
“I worked quite a bit last year and my oldest baby is nine – like we’re in the last year of single digits – and I just feel there’s cornerstones to their day that is so important when they’re little,” Blunt said.
“And it’s, ‘Will you wake me up?’, ‘Will you take me to school?’, ‘Will you pick me up?’, ‘Will you put me to bed?’ And I just need to be there for all of them. For a good stretch. And I just felt that in my bones,” she continued.
She added that she had a “beautiful time” working on her projects in the last year, but that some required more energy than others.
“Some were more intense than others. Some were harder than others. Some were more time-consuming than others, and the ones that are time-consuming I think, for me, are becoming few and further between because of just the emotional cost on me, on the kids, on balance.”
Blunt further discussed the “guilt” she and other mums feel “for, god-forbid, wanting something outside of being a mother.”
“I want my kids to grow up and find something they adore doing,” she added.