John Krasinski Calls Emily Blunt the ‘Secret Ingredient’ in His Career

Aug 27, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. ET
AIS Gala host Emily Blunt (L) and actor John Krasinski attend the American Institute for Stuttering 12th Annual Freeing Voices Changing Lives Benefit Gala at Gustavino's on July 9, 2018 in New York City
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John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have been married for eight years (and officially together for a decade) but that doesn't mean they are a tired old couple. In fact, the pair may be stronger and more in love than ever before if Krasinski's latest, lovey-dovey comments about his wife are anything to go by. In a recent interview with U.K. outlet The Independent U.K., Krasinski didn't just talk about that love, he talked about the role Blunt has played in making him into the man and actor he is today.

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“I honestly feel I wouldn’t have this career if I hadn’t met her [Blunt], because she’s taught me so much about how to go about the business,” Krasinski told The Independent. “She’s been my secret ingredient.”

Krasinski's career hit record highs this year after he directed and starred in one of 2018's most successful films, A Quiet Place. According to him, Blunt played a key role in him getting to sit in the director's chair. “I was originally just going to star [in it but] Emily told me I had to direct it. She knew it was a huge opportunity for me," and so — with the encouragement of Blunt, who also stars in the film — Krasinski took a leap of faith, and it paid off big-time, with the film currently one of the highest-ranked on Rotten Tomatoes and one of the most critically acclaimed of the year.

Krasinski also believes that working with Blunt on the feature helped strengthen their relationship: “It without a doubt made our marriage stronger... not that I thought it would get worse but we were much more in love after the movie. We leaned on each other in a way we never had.”

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That said, this isn't the first time Krasinski has said something super-sweet and swoonworthy about Blunt. In 2016, Krasinski told the Huffington Post that his wife "is legitimately my greatest achievement, and I’m OK saying that." 

In March 2018, Krasinski told Playboy that Blunt just gets him: “I think my wife gets me,” Krasinski said. “Not just to sound adorable, but the truth is she gets me more than anyone else has ever gotten me. And so she allows me to, for lack of a better term, bottom out for a second and get really scared.” 

If that isn't love, folks, we don't know what is.

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