Stanley Tucci And Felicity Blunt’s Love Was Borne Of Butchery
To mark Stanley Tucci’s latest family cookbook — aptly titled The Tucci Cookbook — and its impending release, the New York Times’ Frank Bruni profiled the Julie and Julia actor, and included quite the carnivorous love story between him and his wife Felicity Blunt (yes, sister of Emily, with whom he shared the screen in The Devil Wears Prada).
Needless to say, Felicity isn’t one of those eat-a-cube-of-cheese-when-you’re-so-famished-you’re-about-to-faint types. See: the great suckling pig courtship.
Later, when Ms. Blunt visited his home, they got a 26-pound suckling pig to roast and together used various household tools to sever its head before wrestling it onto a spit.
“It was like ‘Lord of the Flies’,” said Ms. Blunt, in a dreamy voice, as the couple sat on his patio on an afternoon not long ago.
Mr. Tucci recalled that he found her in the kitchen the morning after, in her bathrobe, using her bare hands to tear cold flesh from the piglet for a platter of leftover pork.
“How can you not fall in love with a woman like that?” he asked.
We don’t know, Tuc. We just don’t know.