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Emily Blunt: Hunger is everyone’s worst nightmare

Emily Blunt finds the thought of being physically or financially unable to feed a starving child deeply disturbing.

Actress Emily Blunt imagines becoming incapacitated to the point of being unable to cook food is “everyone’s worst nightmare”.

The 32-year-old has taken on several butt-kicking roles in action movies like Edge of Tomorrow, Sicario and Looper.

But in real life she is much more sensitive and while attending the Golden Heart Awards on Thursday 15 October (15), Emily revealed the very idea of hunger is arresting and terrifying.

The Golden Heart Awards is a charity event co-chaired by fashion icons Anna Wintour and Michael Kors, with proceeds benefitting God's Love We Deliver, a charity organisation that supplies fresh meals to people who are too ill to prepare food for themselves.

“Number one, I love Michael, so I'd pretty much turn up for anything that he would want me to,” Emily told E! News on why she made to the event in the first place. "He's been so supportive over the years.

“But to discover this very philanthropic side of him and just how much he does for so many people who are incapacitated, who aren't able to provide food for themselves or their families...It's everyone's worst nightmare to become sick and not be able to cook."

Emily shares 20-month-old daughter Hazel with her husband John Krasinski.

And being unable to provide for her little girl is not something the actress is comfortable thinking about.

"I don't have to think about it when it comes to feeding my child,” she said. “It's not something that even occurs to me, that I wouldn't be able to afford something to buy her something to eat. When she's hungry, I have something to give her. When she cries, I have something to give her. And if you don't have that ability, I can't imagine what that would feel like."

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