The 1 Rule Emily Blunt Broke to Work With Her Husband John Krasinski

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski had a very “normal” meeting. While Krasinski fell in love at first sight after seeing Blunt in The Devil Wears Prada, Krasinski had barely appeared on Blunt’s radar. That’s until their fateful meeting in 2008. They just happened to be at the same restaurant; Krasinski was hanging with Justin Theroux, and Blunt was dining with a mutual friend of the soon-to-be couple.

At first, Krasinski’s nerves got the best of him, but eventually, the two ended up dating. There’s an ongoing debate about who made the first move, but what isn’t debatable is their love for each other. Even with sparks flying, no one knew the stunning British actress and hilarious The Office alum would become one of Hollywood’s most beloved power couples.

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski have the perfect marriage

The two officially tied the knot on July 10, 2010, not even a year after they began dating. They also have two beautiful children together, Hazel and Violet. Tinseltown is full of couples whose relationship disintegrates right in front of them. It can be hard maintaining a marriage, especially when there are children involved and your job has you coming and going. How do two of Hollywood’s up and coming stars balance young children, successful careers, and marriage?

The key seems to be in a mutual understanding. While some may argue about the erratic work hours that come with being a celebrity, the couple is nothing but supportive of one another. There’s no need to fight and argue because both stars understand just how crazy working in Hollywood can be! As Blunt said, “We’ve always allowed and rejoiced in each other having a very full life outside of the other one.” Blunt also has a self-imposed rule she follows that keeps their family close-knit.

What’s Emily Blunt’s golden rule?

The defining moment that brought the couple’s careers together occurred during a cross-country flight. Krasinski already knew he wanted his wife in the A Quiet Place and had written a part with her in mind. However, he knew they had a good thing going — keeping their careers separate. He was also aware that Blunt was already working on Mary Poppins Returns, and if she acted in A Quiet Place, she would be breaking her golden rule.

Thankfully, Krasinski never had to pitch the idea. The award-winning actress read the script during the flight and asked her doting husband if she could take the role. Playing a pregnant mother who is trying to raise her children in a post-apocalyptic world really resonated with her. So much so, she couldn’t allow anyone else to play the part! So what rule did Blunt break?

The stunning actress always takes at least five months off between projects. This leaves her time to spend with her children and loving husband. It’s easy to get caught up in one’s career, but this break gives Blunt the time she needs to really step back. Not only does it give her much-needed time to raise her girls and bond with Krasinski, but it also gives her time to take stock of herself as an actress so she can pick the best roles.

Was the rule worth breaking?

British actress Emily Blunt poses for photographers

British actress Emily Blunt poses for photographers | Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images

While Krasinski was pouring his heart into writing the script for A Quiet Place, Blunt was knee-deep in developing the iconic Ms. Poppins for Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns. Krasinski not only had to complete the script, but he also had to get his acting chops in order. Blunt had to balance embodying two completely different characters, and the stress levels were high.

Despite the sleepless nights, it was definitely worth it. The couple discovered new things about each other thanks to their time on set. For instance, Blunt learned she had a very blank face when hearing pitches. They also developed an ever greater for respect for each other’s careers and workflow. Personal growth aside, the success of the movie shows the rule was worth breaking. It’s landed numerous awards as a critically acclaimed film, a stunning script, and for Blunt’s unforgettable performance.

Some of the most iconic scenes in A Quiet Place are moments where Krasinski’s loving wife is present. When Evelyn and Lee, the movie’s couple, are dancing to Harvest Moon with earbuds, the love they feel for each other burst to life on screen. The scene of Evelyn giving birth in the bathtub was so intense it will go down in cinematic history. When the couple reconnects after this pivotal moment, emotions run high, and the audience can feel the worry, relief, and joy emanating from Lee. No other pairing would have had the chemistry Hollywood’s new “it” couple brought to the big screen. Hopefully, the two will give fans another duet performance in the future!