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Oppenheimer star Emily Blunt has revealed shocking details about casting Andrey Konchalovsky: he is vile and cruel

Emily Blunt told how terribly Konchalovsky treated her at one of the auditions for the role

Hollywood actress Emily Blunt told us how terribly she was treated at a casting call by Russian-American director Andrey Konchalovsky, the husband of the famous grief-stricken chef Yulia Vysotskaya. At that time, in 2002, the star of the Oscar-winning film Oppenheimer was applying for the role of King Henry II's young mistress in the film The Lion in Winter.

She admitted that she felt humiliated and hated, and she never got the part. In her place, strangely enough, was Konchalovsky's wife Vysotskaya. According to The Sun, the Ukrainophobic director deliberately ran down the actress, who was just starting out at the time.

"He was very cruel at the audition and liked to knock me down several times. It was a very misogynistic atmosphere, and I just remember feeling like a shell of who I was. I remember this casting as a horrible experience because you just feel humiliated," the star admitted.

Oppenheimer star Emily Blunt has revealed shocking details about casting Andrey Konchalovsky: he is vile and cruel

Interestingly enough, Konchalovsky was probably so uninteresting to her that Blunt couldn't even recall his name at an American Actors Fund event.

"I have to just say that he was mean. It's really awful. Of course, we [actors] are not always unaffected. You're going to get your feelings hurt - that's how it goes. In this work, there is sometimes an element of life in the trenches. It can be painful, and it can be as beautiful as it is painful. And I was ready for that. Sometimes there's an element of preparing for an attack in this job, but that was the most unpleasant moment," said Emily Blunt.

Oppenheimer star Emily Blunt has revealed shocking details about casting Andrey Konchalovsky: he is vile and cruel

As a reminder, Andrey Konchalovsky supported the war in Ukraine, and he is developing his career partly in Hollywood and partly in Russia. Interestingly, he called the dictator Vladimir Putin a brave man who was not afraid to challenge the "main world evil" from which the director makes money, America. According to Konchalovsky, over the past 60 years, there have been only a few people who "dared to try to put an end to the dominance of the American dollar," and, of course, Putin himself is one of them.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA wrote that the former director of "Yeralash" went to war against Ukraine in 2023, and recently even received a medal "For the Rescue of the Perishing". In this way, he tried to escape from the pre-trial detention center, where he spent 2 years for molesting minors and raping a 13-year-old boy.

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