Perhaps no one was more excited about Emily Blunt’s SAG Awards win than her husband and A Quiet Place director John Krasinski.
Krasinski was visibly emotional as he watched his wife accept the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, and backstage after her win, Blunt opened up about her husband’s reaction.
“He probably was as shocked as I was!” Blunt told reporters. “It was very unexpected — an incredible category and certainly not something I planned for. I think he was just overjoyed. His face was a bit of a blur to me, but I’ll find out how he felt when I see him.”
Blunt and Krasinski star in A Quiet Place as partners and parents struggling to protect their children in a dystopian landscape stalked by monsters. It’s the first time the pair have starred together, and Blunt said backstage that although she initially wasn’t sure what to expect from working with her husband, collaborating with Krasinski wound up being her favorite part of A Quiet Place.
“We had never done it before, and it is kind of the great unknown, going into this process not knowing what this will be,” she said. “A lot of people were like, ‘You’re going to be divorced by the end of it,’ and actually we were so much closer. I think the discovery of how well we collaborated, how well we created something together, was just so special.”
Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy.