"I'm pretty good with blood, but that mattress had stuff on it that I don't even know what it was."

To put it bluntly, Emily Blunt is red hot. Ever since the 26-year-old Brit stole scenes from Oscar queen Meryl Streep as her equally demonic assistant in 'The Devil Wears Prada' (two years after some art-house girl-on-girl action in her breakout role, 'My Summer of Love'), Hollywood won't stop calling.

The most publicized offer was to play Black Widow in 'Iron Man 2,' a role Blunt reluctantly had to turn down because of a commitment to a big-budget comedic take on 'Gulliver's Travels.' But Blunt's staying true to her indie roots, currently appearing in two: 'Sunshine Cleaning' and 'The Great Buck Howard.'

In 'Cleaning,' Blunt and Amy Adams make a dream-team screen pairing as New Mexico sisters so strapped for cash, they start a business specializing in scrubbing up blood-soaked crime scenes. We asked Blunt about her sunshine-y co-star Adams, nightmares starring Benicio Del Toro and which superhero she'd like to play.

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