Can you believe at one point, The Devil Wears Prada star actually stopped talking!?
Emily Blunt revealed to The Daily Beast that at age 10 she began suffering from a debilitating stutter that by the age of 12 had forced her to stop talking!
In high school, a teacher offered her a spot in the school play which she initially refused but later accepted and required her to use a Northern British accent.
Blunt credits the role as being "somehow liberating. I wouldn’t say that I ceased to stutter after that, that it was some huge revelation. But for the first time in five years I was able to speak fluently—and in front of 200 people."
This week, the actress was an emcee for the Freeing Voices Changing Lives gala to benefit the American Institute for stuttering.
Good for you, bb!! Way to support such a great cause!!
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