Emily Blunt narrowly avoided a wardrobe malfunction thanks to Florence Pugh

Emily Blunt and Florence Pugh
Photo credit Lia Toby/Getty Images for Universal Pictures

Celebrities often use red carpet appearances as opportunities to make fashion statements. But what happens when the fashion statement happens to them?

In the case of Emily Blunt, having a quick-thinking friend in Florence Pugh helped her avoid a wardrobe malfunction on Wednesday.

As InStyle reports, the actresses were at a photo call for the U.K. premiere of their upcoming film “Oppenheimer” when Blunt’s metallic bronze blazer took on a mind of its own and popped open.

Florence Pugh shields Emily Blunt with her body during a wardrobe malfunction at 'Oppenheimer' photo call
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Pugh immediately realized what was happening and scooted close to Blunt to shield her costar with her body, giving her the chance to remedy the fashion emergency.

Florence Pugh helps Emily Blunt fix her outfit after it popped open on 'Oppenheimer' red carpet
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The duo shared a laugh over the incident and kept moving through the photo call, but that wasn’t the only noteworthy action they took this week.

Partly through the premiere of the film on Thursday, Blunt, Pugh, and the rest of the “Oppenheimer” cast walked out in solidarity with the actors’ union strike in Hollywood.

CNN reports that director Christopher Nolan addressed the audience inside the theater, sharing that while the actors did appear on the red carpet, “unfortunately they’re off to write their picket signs for what we believe to be an imminent strike by SAG.”

The Screen Actors’ Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) strike went into effect at midnight PT on Thursday after negotiations with major studios and streaming services failed, bringing Hollywood to a halt amid the ongoing Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike.

Prior to the walkout, Blunt told Deadline that if the strike was called “we’ll be leaving together as a cast in unity with everyone.”

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