February 10, 2010 04:00 PM

Courtesy LA Times Magazine

Though 26-year-old Emily Blunt looks like a modeling pro with her long, lean frame on the cover of this month’s Los Angeles Times Magazine, she says she would appreciate it if she looked more like herself in photos. “I told him [the airbrusher] not to make me thinner,” she says of another photo shoot. “I hate when your legs are three times the length they actually are. It’s unfair to represent an image of yourself if it’s not true. They’re gonna see what you look like on film anyway, so why try to cover all your wobbly bits in a photo?” The recently engaged (to The Office’s John Krasinski) star defends her weight from critics who still say she was forced to starve herself for the role in Devil Wears Prada.“I was definitely encouraged to lose weight–not because I was overweight but because I was playing a character who was edge-of-ill thin. She literally doesn’t eat. I couldn’t turn up with love handles, but it wasn’t like doughnuts were snatched out of my hand.” But these days, the grounded actress, who wore a stunning pink tulle and chiffon Dolce and Gabbana gown to the Golden Globes, says she’s used to criticism–especially when it comes to dressing on the red carpet.”I think if you go to the awards, you have to be willing to understand that some people are going to loathe your dress,” she says. “You have to allow yourself to be torn apart. It’s exciting to do something so out of the rhythm of your normal life.” Visit latimesmagazine.com to read more from Emily. – David Yi

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