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Emily Blunt's (almost) singing career

EMILY Blunt nearly became the British Britney Spears.

The 'Girl on the Train' star has recalled how she signed a recording contract at a young age but ultimately decided acting was better suited to her.

She told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper: "I was 18 and I was just, well, you know, I was 18. I was at that stage of my life where I was like, 'Who cares, yeah, maybe; that sounds cool'. Everything sounds cool other than being in school at 18 ...

"I had a record contract but then I got terrified and pulled out because I felt they were wanting me to be like Britney Spears. And I was like, 'I can't dance, and I don't sing like Britney Spears'. I just felt it was snowballing too fast and it wasn't ultimately what I wanted to do."

Whilst Emily loves to act, there is one strict rule she always adheres to when it comes to her movie career - she will not act opposite her husband John Krasinski.

She shared previously: "I think we would prefer it to be something where we're not married or boyfriend and girlfriend.

"Our chemistry is not up for public consumption. We'd like to do a play. That would be cool."

Emily also opened up about how she feels Hollywood movies are made for 14-year-old boys.

She explained: "I think people are making films that are targeted towards one type of audience, which is 14-year-old boys.

"You hear this a lot, 'We've gotta get the 14-year-old boys in'. I think there's a large number of the population who aren't 14 or male. I think that's becoming less of the target because I don't think you can crunch numbers on what people are going to respond to."