In Gnomeo and Juliet, Emily Blunt and James McAvoy voice the title characters in the 3D animated, musical spectacular arriving on screens February 11. Gnomeo and Juliet is a charming take on the Shakespeare classic Romeo and Juliet, set in the world of garden gnomes accompanied by a soundtrack of Elton John classics.
As the residents of next door homes despise each other, so too does their lawn furniture led by red hat and blue hat gnomes. With Juliet a red and Gnomeo born blue, their romance is already off to a shaky start.
Blunt first shot to fame with her role in the award-winning My Summer of Love where she was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2004 British Independent Film Awards. American audiences fell in love with Emily Blunt when she stole scenes from Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada. But, it was her astounding performance as the titular character in The Young Victoria that launched Blunt into the stratosphere. After Gnomeo and Juliet, look for Blunt opposite Matt Damon in The Adjustment Bureau.
James McAvoy grew up in Glasgow, Scotland and started gaining notice for his acting skills in HBO’s Band of Brothers, the BBC’s State of Play and on the big screen opposite Keira Knightley in Atonement, as well as his portrayal of Mr. Tumnus in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. But what truly landed McAvoy on the map was his turn opposite Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker in The Last King of Scotland.
Blunt and McAvoy sat down recently at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills to talk exclusively with SheKnows in a video interview on all things Gnomeo!
And stay with SheKnows for our exclusive video interview with Sir Elton John February 9!