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Emily Blunt Says Filming “Salmon Fishing In The Yemen” Was Magical

BOSTON (CBS) – While much of the world is still buzzing about the Oscars, Hollywood was making a splash in the Hub with the Boston premiere of a new film.

At its core, “Salmon Fishing In The Yemen” is about making something seemingly impossible, a reality.

WBZ-TV’s Lisa Hughes spoke with actress Emily Blunt about the film and experience she calls “magical.”

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“I think it’s a really uplifting film,” says Blunt.

The film starts with a dream. In the name of peace, a rich, Middle-Eastern sheik wants to introduce fishing to his homeland. It’s up to Harriett who works for him, played by Emily Blunt, to get Britain’s foremost expert to join the project; A hard-sell to say the least.

“She’s all goodness this character,” says Blunt. “I don’t know if I’ve played someone who exudes that kind of warmth and tenacity before.”

Hundreds of people turned out for the Boston premiere. While the film doesn’t open for weeks, the crowd at Loews Boston Common cinema got a first look at the chemistry between Blunt and co-star Ewan McGregor. The film was shot in and around London, in Scotland and in Morocco.


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