The film adaptation of The Girl on the Train is one of the most hotly anticipated films of the year. The novel is a thriller of the can’t-put-it-down variety, one that broke sales records and had fans of Gone Girl ecstatic to find another page-turner just as absorbing.When we found out Emily Blunt would be starring in the film adaptation, we cheered (to be fair, news of Emily Blunt starring in most things would make us cheer).
While chatting with The Jonathan Ross Show, Blunt admitted that she hadn’t read the bestseller when she signed up to play the titular character in the novel’s adaptation.
While it’s surprising, we kind of get it: When a book, TV show, etc. blows up, a little part of us rolls our eyes about the hype – though we always get sucked in, and we realize that we were pretty silly to scoff at something that’s clearly awesome.
Blunt isn’t alone: Costar Luke Evans also read the bestseller after accepting his role in the film. Only, his story is a little more embarrassing, because he’d already been announced as one of the stars.
Obviously, the shop assistant was up on their movie news, making the moment pretty awkward for Evans.
If you’re like Blunt and Evans, fear not: The Girl on the Train is released on October 7th, so you have to week to read the book if you want to do your homework before you see the film. (Which is seriously plenty of time because you won’t be able to put it down)