Emily Blunt is one of our biggest success stories with a raft of Hollywood films such as The Devil Wears Prada to her name, but one person who always knew she had the write stuff is her big sister Felicity. "I knew Em was exceptionally gifted and that made her stand out," the literary agent exclusively tells HELLO!.
"I thought there was a good chance she would end up celebrated, but either way she would always be extraordinary."
The two have teamed up to help promote a novel intiative to get people talking about their favourite books by females ahead of this year's Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction. But while Emily’s top pick for the #ThisBookClub campaign is A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, with "bookworm" Felicity plumping for Kate Atkinson's Life After Life, when it comes to humour the siblings are on the same page.
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"I think I can tell exactly what Fee is thinking from the flick of an eye," Emily said. "She will look at me across the table and I'll start laughing."
The artistic sisters are so close that it was Emily, 32, who introduced Felicity to her future husband, her Devil Wears Prada co-star Stanley Tucci. The two have now both become mums and are enjoying the new chapter in their lives.
"There's a whole new phase of bonding," says Emily.
She and her The Office husband John Krasinski, welcomed daughter Hazel in February 2014, with Felicity, 33, and 54-year-old Stanley – who also has three older children by his late wife Kate – celebrating the birth of son Matteo this January.
"Now I get to call and go, 'Em, what size nappy do I need?' And 'Okay. Matteo's been constipated for two days,'" laughs Felicity.
For a book guide, visit womensprizeforfiction.co.uk/thisbookclub-guide