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Blunt - "The only way I could speak fluently was to be someone else"

Emily Blunt has said that learning to act while growing up helped her to deal with her stutter.

The Edge of Tomorrow star told the Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine that a teacher suggested acting could help in "removing me from me".

"It was the most intuitive thing, and he was right: the only way I could speak fluently was to be someone else," she said.

Blunt said of stuttering: "It alienates you in some ways if you have trouble communicating.

"It wasn't that I got bullied horribly about it, although kids definitely had a go sometimes."

She added: "It comes back if I'm tired or stressed."

Edge of Tomorrow opens on Friday May 30.

Watch out for our video interview next week with Emily Blunt on www.rte.ie/ten.

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