Actress not famous enough to be ambassador for charity: Unicef
Emily Blunt was reportedly courted and then rejected by UNICEF after it decided the British actress wasn't famous enough to become one of their celebrity ambassadors.
The 'Devil Wears Prada' actress was courted by the London office of the United Nations Children's Fund but they are said to have withdrawn their request to work with her after executives in New York vetoed the appointment.
A source told MailOnline: ''UNICEF was keen to court Emily and made contact with her. ''She's a big name in British cinema, glamorous, and very much on the rise after winning some big accolades, so she seemed to be a perfect addition. ''It's a big deal to be asked, and Emily's people were keen to get her involved.
But all of the celebrities in the list have to be signed off in New York and some of the senior management didn't feel she was enough of a star, so they've gone cold on her. ''It is very disappointing for Emily and quite embarrassing for her. More than anything, she has supported UNICEF in the past and would have loved to do more to help what she believes is a fantastic charity.''
A spokeswoman for UNICEF confirmed they had been in discussions with Emily but insisted she had not been rejected. She said: ''UNICEF would love to work with Emily Blunt and hopes that there will be opportunities in the future.''
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