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If you're making a silver screen adaptation of a best-selling novel, you're going to want to impress the author, right?

Well, it looks like the casting agents for The Girl on the Train forgot to factor in Paula Hawkin's thought process when it came to choosing an actress for the role of Rachel Watson.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Paula admitted that her vision of the character was not quite on par with that of movie execs who plumped for Devil Wears Prada star, Emily.

Explaining that Rachel is an overweight divorcee with an alcohol problem, the author said of Emily: "Oh, she's too beautiful to play Rachel."

"They've done their best," Paula acknowledged. "I mean to sort of make her look a bit sh*t, but you know…"

Despite insisting that Emily's good looks defied her original image of the character, Paula heaped praise upon the actress saying she did 'an extraordinary job' in the highly-anticipated movie.

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The trailer is finally here for The Girl on the Train – the movie based on that book everyone has been talking about for the past year or so.

Emily Blunt plays Rachel, an alcoholic, who one day notices the disappearance of a woman.

She begins getting mixed up in the crime only to be told that she is an unreliable source before ultimately being accused of murder by the police.

It has a very Gone Girl feel to it, so judging by that alone we can't wait to see it when it hits the cinema.

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