Emily Blunt was one popular woman last night at the American Institute for Stuttering's seventh annual Freeing Voices, Changing Lives benefit gala in NYC. She stunned in a midnight-blue Zac Posen gown while walking the red carpet with her husband, John Krasinski, but also stopped to cuddle up to the likes of Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Stossel before heading into the Tribeca Rooftop.
Although Emily worked the carpet, Samuel was the guest of honor, commended by the organization for his success in the film industry despite a childhood struggle with stuttering. Serving as emcee for the event, Emily has also opened up about overcoming her stutter in the past, crediting her acting career for her fearless ability to speak today. The actress serves on the AIS's board of directors and has been a speech advocate for five years. Emily may be putting her voice on further display since she is also in finals talks to join Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep in Disney's upcoming musical Into the Woods.