The actress talks to us about what it’s like to be directed by your husband
Emily Blunt was never a fan of horror films, until her husband wrote one so good that she asked him if she could play the lead. Despite having been offered numerous romcoms, the two have never worked together before.
A Quiet Place sees John Krasinki direct and star alongside Blunt as a married couple with children who are fighting to survive in the face of monsters who hunt by sound. In order to stay alive, the family must remain silent at all times – a frightening challenge for anyone who knows or has a small child.
Blunt, who has two children with Krasinki, describes the role as “deeply personal”. While her friends might have joked that working on the project would lead to divorce, the actress says that the collaboration just confirmed some of the reasons she fell in love with him in the first place.
“People have asked if I learnt anything new about him doing the film, but I don’t know that I did,” she says. “Everything that I’ve always known about John… that he’s so exciting, dynamic and tenacious; that he’s an incredibly awesome person to be around. He’s so knowledgable about film and he has such visual flair. Everything I’ve always known about him… it just excited me the thought that everyone else was about to find out all those things too.”
As reviews go, they don’t get much better.
A Quiet Place is out in cinemas now