Washington, (ANI): English actress Emily Blunt says that she wants to be a gay icon. The 26-year-old actress plays a woman caught up in a passionate lesbian love affair in her new movie ''Sunshine Clearing''. And the Devil Wears Prada star says that she is excited about reaching a new fan base. "I''m going to become a gay icon. Have I ever flirted with that side? No, never, but I do remember girl crushes on other girls in your year group at school," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
"There are these girls who are magnetic and beautiful and so cool. You just feel yourself shrink in their presence. "I absolutely remember how powerful 16-and-17-year-old girls can be. I look at them now - my little sister is 18 - and they do seem very grown up," she added.
Story first published: Monday, June 22, 2009, 16:54 [IST]