Emily Blunt: “I Hope To Be A Gay Icon”
Emily Blunt says she hopes to become a “gay icon,” and expresses a desire to hang out in gay clubs in a new interview with The Advocate.
The magazine points out that the British star, who starred in the critically-acclaimed lesbian romance film My Summer of Love, has built up quite the LGBT fan base. “I know that’s my demographic. That’s been made clear to me by my fans,” says Blunt, who reveals gay admirers often stop her on the street. “I love it. I think it’s so cool, because one day I hope to be a gay icon.” The Advocate argues that she already qualifies, prompting the actress to quip, “Oh, thank God! Now I just need to go to more gay clubs so I can really have a good time.”
More seriously, though, Blunt says she’s “shocked and appalled” that same-sex rights is still ongoing issue, especially for couples who wish to have kids or already have do but not the same legal rights as heterosexual parents. “I have friends who are with partners of the same sex. They have children and they are amazing parents. They’re far better than some 16-year-old who gets knocked up by her boyfriend. Why should she get more rights than they do? I just find that sickening,” she tells The Advocate.
The Into the Woods star continues, “There’s not enough support out there for [same-sex parents]. Everybody should have equal rights and everyone has the right to be a parent.” What do you think of Blunt’s comments?