John Krasinski and Emily Blunt may have been married for almost a decade but they collaborated for the first time on “A Quiet Place” and the actor-director says it was “the best time”of his career.
Krasinski has earned universal praise for his directorial venture, which features him and Blunt as a couple who along with their children are forced to live in silence to escape the mysterious creatures roaming the earth. If they make a sound, they will be hunted.
The actor, best known to fans for his role of Jim Halpert in “The Office”, said it was a very intense experience as they lived their worst fears as parents on the survival drama.
“We were about to live through our biggest fears as parents together on screen, which was a bit crazy. (But) Working with my wife will go down as probably the best time I’ve ever had in my career,” he said in a statement.
“We usually keep our careers completely separate, but we’re each other’s biggest fans. We each have our own process and we weren’t sure how they would intermingle, but it turned out to be absolutely the most fun I’ve had. Emily is a tremendous and sensitive actress, and it’s been amazing for me to work so closely with someone I admire so much,” Krasinski added.
Blunt said it felt risky to play Evelyn to Krasinski’s Lee but they realised they were on the same page creatively and it helped them overcome their initial anxiety.
“The timing meant John and I were able to approach these roles with great vulnerability,” says Blunt.
“I felt so valued by John creatively. I’ve always felt valued as his wife and mother of his kids, but this was about discovering that we could be on the same creative page. We were definitely nervous about it and it was a bit scary, but it turned out to be amazing.”
Exclusively distributed by Viacom18 Motion Pictures in India, the Paramount Pictures’ “A Quiet Place” will release in India on April 6.