Blunt gets red-carpet ready with alcohol

Last Updated: Dec 06, 2010, 09:22 AM IST

Los Angeles: Hollywood beauty Emily Blunt has revealed the secret to her red carpet poise, martinis.

The `Devil Wears Prada` star said that she used to be terrified of the "bedlam" caused by the paparazzi but downs a few cocktails now to calm herself, reported People online.

"I used to look like a deer in headlights on the red carpet. You step out of the car and it`s bedlam. Everyone`s got crazy eyes. Now, I have a martini before I leave, just to take the edge off it," said Blunt.

The 27-year-old actress who often finds herself in `Best Dressed` lists says that her role as a fashion-obsessed assistant Emily Charlton in `The Devil Wears Prada`, taught her how to dress up.

"I never have any idea about what I`m wearing. I`ll look at several things and make a choice. But I`m much more excited by fashion than I was before `The Devil Wears Prada`," said Blunt.

In fact, working with stylist and designer Patricia Field on that movie changed her perception.

"I could finally see how artistic and an extension of someone`s personality fashion can be," said Blunt.

PTI