John Krasinski is Emily Blunts’s biggest fan and it’s makes us wish we could clone him to be every woman’s husband.
John gushes every time he talks about Emily. Take for instance in a recent Vanity Fair interview where he chimed in to Emily’s interview to say “The air changes in the room when she starts doing what she does.”
Despite having 16 years of mesmerizing performances behind her back, Emily Blunt maintains a level of privacy that kept some of her biggest talents a secret even from husband John Krasinski. But her talent, tough-mindedness, and aversion to social media affords her an air of mystery—which makes her perfect to take on the iconic nanny role in Mary Poppins Returns. Read Vanity Fair's latest cover story at the link in the bio. Photograph by @CraigMcDeanStudio.
It’s no surprise that John can’t stop talking about Emily. I mean… look at her!
Emily Blunt had concerns before starring in #AQuietPlace, her first professional collaboration with husband John Krasinski, who directed and co-stars in the film. “I had concerns we might kill each other,” she says. But by the time she read the script—which ruminated upon some of her deepest fears as a parent—she couldn’t imagine anyone else in the part. Read V.F.’s February cover story at the link in the bio. Photograph by @CraigMcDeanStudio.
“For me, I love acting, and I’m so lucky to be doing it. But she’s on another plane. This weird intersection happened while filming where I totally forgot I was her husband. I was just watching her performance and was lucky enough to be in the front row.”
John is so mesmerized by Emily that watching her do her thing makes the grown man cry.
Let’s take it back to 2014 where Emily proved she has the vocal chops worthy to add to her resume. She starred in the fantasy musical Into the Woods, in a role that was kind of a big deal. “I thought that was such a cool gig, but, to be honest, I was really nervous for her,” John recalled. Just like the rest of us, he was shocked to learn that his wife wanted to sign on for a singing part.
Months after she booked the gig, he sat in on one of her recording sessions and told Rob Marshall (the director) that it was the first time he was hearing Emily sing. Rob was rightfully shocked. “His [Rob] mouth was wide open. He did not say anything. He just turned to the window, cued the song, the orchestra started playing, and Emily started singing, and I just immediately wept,” John said.
“It was really wild. It was like finding out that your wife can levitate.” John added.
And then we all cried.