19/12/2014 12:51 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Emily Blunt As You've Never Seen Her Before...

Emily Blunt wows in new a shoot with Net-a-Porter's The Edit magazine and, in the process, shows us the ultimate way to rock a crop top (no 'muffin' here).

The Edit/Paola Kudacki

The British actress is currently promoting her new film, Into The Woods, and is looking incredible in the process.

Emily was photographed by Paola Kudacki wearing an array of dramatic eveningwear designed by Tibi, Temperley London, MM6 Maison Martin Margiela, Marni, Adam Lippes, (phew! You keeping up?) Erdem, Hervé Léger, Lanvin, Tome, The Row and Missoni.

The Edit/Paola Kudacki

Chatting to The Edit, Emily touches on being mum to Hazel, 10 months, her new film role, and the "mind-blowing" compliment she received from Meryl Streep.

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She also told the mag her pet hates (which made us giggle): the words "moist" and "ointment", bad manners, and people sniffing. We hear you, Emily. BTW, how amazing does she look in this white lace shirt and ruffled skirt in the cover shot? Sigh.

The Edit/Paola Kudacki

Check out the highlights from the interview below:

Blunt on being described by Meryl Streep as "the best young actress I've worked with in some time – perhaps ever":
"I still die (over that compliment). It was a little bit mind-blowing. I think my hair blew back, actually, when I read it. You do a little dance and then you realize you've got to try and live up to it!"

On the role of the baker's wife in Into The Woods:
"Well, obviously I still think I could have been better at the singing, you know, but it's the best part I've ever been given. It has everything in it that you could want as an actor: conflict and humor and emotion and empathy. And poignancy. All of it."

On being pregnant while filming Into The Woods:
"In a way, the part was the only one in Hollywood I could still have done, because it didn't matter if I was a bit big – the baker's wife eats a lot of buns! But by the end of the shoot I was about seven months (pregnant) and hiding behind every tree in the woods."

On raising children in Hollywood:
"(Raising children) is such a fear-based industry. There used to be one book that everyone read, now there's 'How to Raise a Gluten-free Baby', 'How to Raise a Scientific Baby'... It's insanity! So I haven't read anything. I'm just letting [Hazel] do her own thing."

On the challenges of the acting profession:
"This can be an industry that thrills and tortures people at the same time. And it depends on who you are as to what extreme that goes to. It's such a loss that Phil [Seymour Hoffman] and Robin [Williams] aren't here anymore. I think it is a job that can be very affecting."

On her 13-year career as an actress:
"It's an extraordinary job and it's not one that I can s*** on, really, but on the other hand it is a precarious one, so it is naïve to think of it as the be-all and end-all."

To see the full interview with Emily Blunt, read The Edit at

See more about Emily's new film Into The Woods right here:

'Into The Woods': Interview With Chris Pine, Emily Blunt & James Corden