LONDON, Sept 22 — Emily Blunt has spoken out against the social pressure that women face.
She added that the so-called “mummy cult” puts unwelcome pressure on new mothers and leads to cruelty between women.
Blunt made the remarks at the world premiere of her new film Girl on the Train in which she plays a recent divorcee and alcoholic who becomes infatuated with a seemingly perfect couple who she sees on her daily commute.
“I think there is a huge societal pressure on women when it comes to motherhood, this sort of mummy cult that goes on,” the actress was quoted as saying by the BBC.
“I think it sort of makes women feel that they have to be a bit defensive about the choices that they make.”
Blunt, who has two children with actor husband John Krasinski, went on to say that modern women faced pressure over “whether they want to be a mother” and “whether they want to breastfeed”.
“In the domestic world... women can be a bit cruel about each other, more so than any other environment,” she told the news organisation.
The Girl on the Train is the film adaptation of the monster hit by Paula Hawkins.
The film is slated to be released in Malaysian cinemas on October 6, 2016.