Thursday, 2 December 2021

My Sicario character was ‘complete’: Emily

LOS ANGELES: Emily Blunt won’t reprise her role in the ‘Sicario’ sequel because ‘’her arc was complete’’. The 33-year-old actress wowed audiences in the lead role of FBI agent Kate Macer in the 2015 movie, and fans were left disgruntled when it was revealed in June that the star would not be taking up the role for the upcoming sequel ‘Soldado’. Now, screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has explained his reasoning for leaving Emily’s character out of the script, saying that there was no story left to tell that would do the character ‘’justice’’.

He explained ‘’That was my decision, and at some point I’m going to have to talk to her about it. Her arc was complete … I couldn’t figure out a way to write a character that would do her talent justice.’’ And Taylor also opened up about the ‘’difficult role’’ that Kate Macer played in the story, adding that she ‘’went through’’ a lot and her story is finished. He added: ‘’Look what she went through. It was a difficult role. Here I write this lead character and then I use her as a surrogate for the audience. ‘’I make her completely passive against her own will so the audience feels the same impotence that a lot of law enforcement officers feel, I drag her through hell, and betray her in the end. ‘’It was an arduous journey for the character, and for Emily. That character had arc.’’ Although ‘Soldado’ decides to focus on supporting character Alejandro Gillick, played by Benecio Del Toro, Taylor hasn’t ruled out bringing back Emily’s role in the future. He said: ‘’What do you do next? She moves to some little town and becomes a sheriff and then gets kidnapped and then we have ‘Taken?’

‘’I had to tell the story that was true to this role, and I didn’t feel like I could create something with that character that would further that world that would do Emily’s character justice. That said, there could be room for Kate somewhere else down the road.’’

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