John Krasinski Says He Was Blown Away by Wife Emily Blunt’s Performance in A Quiet Place Part II

John Krasinski is full of praise for his wife, Emily Blunt.

His Favorite Co-Star

In a recent interview, the 41-year-old actor and director spoke about working with wife Emily Blunt once again in A Quiet Place Part II, the sequel to their 2018 box office hit.

“I mean, the truth is she’s the greatest collaborator I’ve ever worked with,” Krasinski, who directed the film, said of Blunt, 38, who stars in it as widow and mother of four Evelyn Abbott.

But before the original movie, Krasinski said that the couple — who wed in 2010 and share daughters Violet, 4, and Hazel, 7 — was initially “really nervous” about working together for the first time.

“There’s a lot of unknowns. We’ve never worked together, even though we’re in the same business,” The Office actor told Entertainment Tonight. “This business is a bit like being on separate islands. She goes to do a movie and I never really meet that crew or see her performance.”

But once Krasinski was able to see his wife in action on set for the film, he realized just how talented she truly is.

“I was just blown away and in awe,” he told ET of Blunt’s performance. “So in the second movie it was no more nerves. It was just all celebration.”

He added of Blunt, “She’s the type of actress who can deliver that intensive performance and then ask you what they have at the [craft services table]. If you’re able, and if you’re talented enough to switch it on and off like that, you make my job easy.”

A Quiet Place II

A Quiet Place Part II, which also stars Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe and Djimon Hounsou, was originally scheduled to be released in March 2020. However, it was delayed several times due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. After the 14-month delay, the movie finally hit theaters on May 28. 

Krasinski initially didn’t want to make the sequel.

“I had no intention of doing a sequel because I didn’t think that I could come up with anything as organic as the first one was to me and certainly nothing as personal as the first one was to me,” Krasinski told The Hollywood Reporter in March 2020. 

“And so when the studio came to me and asked if I’d do a second one, I said no. As an audience member, I’m wary of sequels. I just didn’t want it to feel like a cash grab from the studio and all those things, so I just opted out. But I had one tiny idea in my head, and when I realized that I could do this, it was because it was organic.”


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