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The Girl on the Train is Emily Blunt’s ‘most challenging’ role

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016,11:08 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Los Angeles | Emily Blunt may have played action-heavy roles in the past, but the actress says her titular role on The Girl on the Train, is the most challenging thing she has ever done.

The 32-year-old actress said she was pulled into the story’s very damaged protagonist. I just love that it’s about addiction and loneliness and voyeurism and what we think we see and don’t see.

I think it’s very relatable. We’ve all ridden the train to work and wondered about the lives of the people on the train, and I think that people relate to that, Blunt said.

The movie is based on the best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins, sees Blunt as Rachel Watson. Coping from the pain of her divorce with alcohol, she forms a fictional bond with a couple she sees out the window of her train commute.

One day, she sees something shocking and becomes entwined with the mystery that follows. I love that your heroine, your lead character is the most unreliable witness in the world because she’s a drunk. And yet she’s right, and nobody believes her.

The idea of playing a part like that where you just feel like you’re drowning is exciting. I’ve never played a blackout drunk before, so this is new to me now, she said. The Girl on the Train will hit the US theatres on October 7.