Emily Blunt has paid a visit to a talented group of young actors in County Mayo.
The actress is currently in the West of Ireland filming for upcoming film Wild Mountain Thyme.
“Look who popped into rehearsals this evening,” reads a post on the Kilmoremoy Kids Drama Group Facebook page.
“The kids were so excited and delighted that Emily Blunt approved of their performances”
The group were rehearsing for their stage performance of Into the Woods. Emily starred in the film version of the musical.
Group leader Jack Cronin, aged 15, expressed his delight at the visit.
Jack told the Western People: “She was very good and very kind.”
“She was talking to all the kids and took photos with them all and asked to see another scene from the show.”
“She spent about half an hour with us altogether.”
Jack, who is the musical director, called an impromptu rehearsal for the kids and surprised them with the actresses visit.
Her appearance at the rehearsal was not a coincidence, with friends of the drama group starting a social media campaign to bring the group to Emily’s attention.
However, Jack’s father met the actress in a Ballina pub at a trad session, and asked her to visit the group.
The superstar actress has been spotted out and about quite a bit since her temporary relocation to Ireland.
Emily has been spotted shopping in Dunnes Stores in Ballina, where she signed autographs for fans.
She also visited Caprice Cafe in Galway city on a break from filming to enjoy a delicious brunch in the popular Galwegian eatery.
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