I love when John talks about Emily and I think this is adorable!
As you may have heard John Krasinski recently told Elle magazine that his favorite romantic comedy of all time is his wife Emily Blunt’s iconic fashion flick The Devil Wears Prada.
But do you know how many times he claims he’s seen the 2006 movie?
“There was one day when it was on and I said it was so good and Emily said, ‘Have you seen this movie?'” Krasinski remembered when I sat down with him yesterday while he was promoting his latest film The Hollars.
“I said, ‘A lot of times.’ She said, ‘That’s so sweet, but how many times?’ Luckily, we had been dating for about a year so there was a lot of trust built up and I said, ‘Like 75.’
Krasinski wasn’t so forthcoming in the early days of their romance. “We had just started dating and she had come over to my house. She popped by in between some things and I was watching it,” the 13 Hours star said. “She opened the door and I flipped the channel and she looked at me like, ‘Were you just watching porn?’…I think it was better for me at the time for her to think I was watching porn than watching The Devil Wears Prada for the seventy-fifth time.”
John spoke to People during some recent press for his new film The Hollers about Violet & Hazel.
John Krasinksi‘s new life as a dad of two girls has no doubt been a bit of an adjustment. But at least his older daughter Hazel is doing just fine with not being an only child anymore.
“She’s an amazing big sister,” The Hollars star, who welcomed daughter Violet with wife Emily Blunt in June, tells PEOPLE of his 2½-year-old little girl. “It’s a great age because she’s still young enough to not feel competitive with the baby, but still old enough to recognize how adorable the baby is. I think she’s in heaven.”
Is there something that Hazel does with her sister that’s especially cute? (Spoiler alert: Of course there is.)
“Honestly, just a hug is heartbreaking,” adds the proud dad, 36. “When Hazel gives a hug to Violet, right there in that moment you can see this huge relationship that will last much longer than I’m around … it’s so beautiful.”
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Krasinski, who was recently revealed to be playing the titular character in Amazon’s upcoming Tom Clancy-inspired series Jack Ryan, shared that Hazel is developing quite the personality.
“She’s a big talker, she can be very chatty,” he says. “She’s in her own little world, and we love being in it.”
The actor admits that he and Blunt, 33, definitely have a girly girl on their hands (according to Krasinski, Hazel is into “all the girly stuff”). But she is also showing signs of a budding artist.
“She’s really just mostly into drawing right now,” Krasinski shares. “She’s very creative, so it’s very sweet.”
Hazel isn’t quite to the point where she recognizes her parents’ voices in animated films they’ve done, but the star of this summer’s dramedy The Hollars — a film he also produced and directed, which premieres Friday — says his daughter definitely knows something is up.
“When she saw a poster for 13 Hours, she was like, ‘Daddy,’ ” Krasinski says, mimicking his daughter pointing. “She knew that was me on the picture, but I don’t think she knew why my picture was on a bus stop or a bench.”
The actor admits parenting two kids helps him keep in shape with the physique he notably acquired to play his character, former Navy SEAL Jack Silva.
“It’s a great inspiration to stay in shape. Hazel is the perfect example — [even] in the last two years, it’s harder and harder to pick her up,” he says, adding that he and his little girl take bike rides together now that she’s old enough, with Hazel on the back of the bike, and that she “absolutely loves it.
“I don’t want to pick up my kids and throw my back out,” Krasinski continues. “It’s nice to stay in shape because it allows me to keep up with them.”
John Krasinski, the Newton-bred actor who stars in the upcoming film The Hollars, just taught America an important lesson in marriage: Love means never having to say you’re sorry for defending the youthful complexion of Leonardo DiCaprio.
On Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Krasinski revealed the truth behind why he started cooking for his wife, actress Emily Blunt, after 36 years spent on this planet never cooking, ever. And it has everything to do with fellow actor DiCaprio’s seemingly improbable mature age.
“We made a stupid bet, and I lost,” Krasinski said. “The bet was, Emily said something about Leonardo DiCaprio being 41, and I said, ‘How dare you?!’ And I said, ‘That cherub of a man’ — I think that was my quote — ‘That cherub of a talent can’t be more than 28.’ I said he’s not over 40, [that] was my thing. She said, ‘If I’m right, you have to cook for me every Sunday. And if you’re right, you get to play Call of Duty once a week. So I thought, ‘Here we go. This is the good stuff.’”
Turns out, DiCaprio is indeed 41.
However, Kimmel said that he was at Krasinski’s house the other night, and Blunt did all of the cooking.
Okay could these two be anymore adorable?
And that he cried when he first heard her sing
John Krasinski may be a famous television and movie star, but he maintains that he accomplished his most noteworthy success on the day he married Emily Blunt.
“That is legitimately my greatest achievement, and I’m OK saying that,” he told the Huffington Post during a recent interview.
The 36-year-old actor went on to talk about how impressed he is by his wife’s talent at the Thursday night premiere of his new film The Hollars, revealing he cried the first time he heard her sing. “I came to visit and they were doing the pre-records on Into The Woods, and I remember [director] Rob Marshall turning to me and he said, ‘It’s so great,’ and I said, ‘Yeah, I’ve never seen her sing,’” he told Entertainment Tonight. “Rob Marshall did the slowest double take of all time and then queued a 125-piece orchestra and she started singing and I just wept.”
And of course, he also gushed about his two children with Blunt, daughters Violet and Hazel. “All the clichés of parenting are true and you feel all sort of new things,” he said. “[Hazel’s] amazing. She really loves the baby and I think there is this idea of, ‘Oh my God, she is adorable.’ I mean when a 2-and-a-half-year-old hugs a newborn baby it’s one of the cutest things you will ever see.”
Last night Emily attended a special screening for John’s film The Hollars in New York City.
Emily looked beautiful in a white David Koma White Cutout Dress with Geometric Metal Detailing and Flounce Hemline which she accessorized with Metallic Strappy Sandals by Tory Burch.
Variety shared the exciting news today that it appears that Meryl Streep is joining Emily in her new film “Mary Poppins Returns.”
Is Meryl Streep ready for a spoonful of sugar?
Sources tell Variety, the Oscar-winning actress is in talks to join Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel-Miranda in Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns.”
If a deal closes, the family film would reunite Streep with the “Into the Woods” musical team of Blunt, director Rob Marshall, and producers Marc Platt and John DeLuca. Streep and Blunt also shared the screen in “The Devil Wears Prada.” Marshall and John De Luca are also producing.
Streep is said to play the role of Poppins’ cousin, Topsy, a supporting role that wasn’t in the 1964 classic. Streep would also sing for the part, much like she did in “Into the Woods,” which earned her a record 19th Oscar nomination.
David Magee wrote the screenplay, based on the stories by P.L. Travers, with Marc Shaiman composing an all-new score and writing originals songs with Emmy nominee and Tony-winner Scott Wittman.
Blunt stars as the title character in the film with Manuel-Miranda, star of the Broadway smash “Hamilton,” playing another new character, a street lamplighter named Jack. Drawing from the wealth of material in P.L. Travers’ seven Mary Poppins novels, the story will take place in Depression-era London (when the books were originally written) and follows a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, who, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
Streep, who appeared at the Democratic Convention this week, can be seen next in the Paramount pic “Florence Foster Jenkins” which bows on Aug. 12. She is repped by CAA.
Congratulations to John & Emily on the birth of their daughter Violet who was born at the end of June. John shared the news on his twitter on July 4th.
What better way to celebrate the 4th… than to announce our 4th family member!!! 2 weeks ago we met our beautiful daughter Violet #Happy4th
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) July 4, 2016
Last month E!Online spoke to John about the arrival of their second child.
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have a busy summer ahead of them.
E! News’ Sibley Scoles caught up with dad-to-be during the L.A. Film Festival’s screening of The Hollars in Culver City, Calif., Friday. Emily, 33, was M.I.A. that night, but she’ll be back on the red carpet before long. “She’s going to come to some of the other events,” John, 36, said. Married since 2010, the actors are parents to daughter Hazel Krasinski, 2. And with Baby No. 2 on the way, he gushed, “We’re very excited.” Their excitement is only growing, as Emily is due “soon-ish.”
Baby talk aside, John explained that fatherhood affected how he approached The Hollars. And how could it not? After all, he pulled triple duty as the film’s director, producer and star. “You get more comfortable the more you do it. I directed a bunch of episodes of The Office. I directed a movie called Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, which was amazing. For me, it was a great experience. But for this one, I think, this was a really personal story,” he said. “I had just had my daughter just before we started shooting the movie, so I think this idea of fatherhood became a whole lot more real than even when I read the script and fell in love with the script.”
The dramedy follows a struggling graphic novelist (Krasinski) who returns home after his mother (Margo Martindale) is diagnosed with a brain tumor. Anna Kendrick, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Richard Jenkins, Josh Groban, Randall Park and Mary Kay Place round out the cast. “Whether you love your family or you don’t, it’s where we’re from,” Krasinski said of the characters’ dynamics. “You can connect to this movie in that way.”
The Hollars is in theaters Aug. 26.
Anne Hathaway shares with Variety her memories of filming, The Devil Wears Prada. I especially like where she talks about Emily and watching her career take off.
Ten years ago on this day, Anne Hathaway debuted in the first adult starring role of her career in “The Devil Wears Prada.” For the film’s anniversary, Variety conducted an oral history with the cast, including Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci. Here is a longer version of our conversation with Hathaway about playing Andy Sachs, the “second assistant” to fashion editor Miranda Priestly in the Fox comedy.
Why do you think “The Devil Wears Prada” has become such an important part of our culture?
It’s aspirational. It’s a fairy tale, but it’s also rooted in reality. Everybody has had an experience like this. It looks great, but there’s also an emotionally resonant story. It’s funny. And it’s Meryl Streep giving yet another performance at the height of her considerable powers. It launched Emily Blunt. Stanley Tucci is perfect, and I’m there too.
Were you nervous acting opposite Meryl Streep?
How can you not be? I had a small part in “Brokeback Mountain,” but I’d never had a starring role in a grown-up movie. All my movies had been geared towards kids. I didn’t really know what tone I was supposed to be hitting. I was just trying to basically not get in anyone’s way. I remember there’s a scene where Meryl comes back from Florida, and Miranda tells Andy she’s disappointed in her. Some actors save their emotions for their side, but I like to just give it. We got around to my coverage, and I tightened a little bit. My emotions weren’t flowing as freely. Meryl saw that. Without changing the integrity of her performance, she just all of a sudden occupied more space and made it just by degrees more cutting and nastier until I had no choice but to let myself get overwhelmed and emotional in the scene.
Did you have to audition?
I didn’t have to audition. I had to be patient. I wasn’t the first choice.
What was your initial meeting like at Fox?
I went in to meet Carla [Hacken, the studio’s former executive vice president] and she had one of those zen sand gardens. While I was in there, her assistant came in and had to ask her a question. While Carla was distracted, I wrote in the sand, “hire me.” I didn’t mention it. She didn’t see it until I left.
How did you find out you got the role?
I was in my apartment in New York, back when I lived in the West Village. I remember my agent called. I was putting on a shirt. I had one arm in and I’m like, “What’s up?” She goes, “You got it.” I had some buddies over. I remember running out in my living room half dressed screaming — “I got ‘The Devil Wears Prada.’ I got ‘The Devil Wears Prada!’”
So you flashed your friends?
No more than a bikini would.
How was the first table read?
I think Miranda comes into the screenplay around page 10 or page 15. When I’m nervous, my goofy side comes out. I wasn’t doing anything particularly impressive. And then we get to Miranda enters. I think we all had an idea of what Miranda would sound like. In my mind, it was a strident, bossy, barking voice. So when Meryl opened her mind and basically whispered, everybody in the room drew a collective gasp. It was so unexpected and brilliant.
To get into character, Meryl stayed away from the other actors, right?
She really kept her distance. She told me she was going to do that right from the beginning. We left rehearsal and she went into her trailer and Miranda came out, and I didn’t see Meryl for a very long time.
Did it help you with your performance?
Of course. And by the way, it wasn’t that she was nasty. She was very reserved. I remember we did one scene where we had to arrive, but we were stuck in traffic. The silence was unbearable. She talked to me a little bit that day about Nick Cave and Stephen Colbert. At the time, I was a nervous talker. I asked her if she’d seen “The Daily Show,” something Jon Stewart had done that had really resonated with me. Then I said something like, “Don’t you think Jon Stewart is saving the world?” She got very quiet, and I didn’t know if what I said was okay or not. Then a full minute later, she said, “I think Stephen Colbert is.”
What do you remember the most from the shoot?
Oh my gosh. That movie happened at such a formative time in my life. I think I remember everything — everything from finding out half-clothed I got the part to the initial fittings with Pat [costume designer Patricia Fields]. We did months and months of fittings with the costumes. I think Pat approached it with some kind of military strategy. Everything was so organized. The movie was on last summer, and I just sat and watched it. And one of the last scenes, where Miranda and Andy are in the car together, if you watch that scene, we’re wearing the same neckline. I assume it was intentional on Pat’s part. I was there, and I hadn’t even noticed that.
What do you think it’s meant to signify?
I think it’s meant to show that she’s becoming like Miranda. Andy doesn’t recognize herself. She’s unconsciously gotten to the point where she and Miranda have started to resemble each other.
The movie launched Emily Blunt’s career.
I’ve never witnessed a star being born before. That’s the first time I ever watched it happen. She’s just breathtaking in every way, and so funny and quick and clever and so fun and so kind. I was just always amazed by her ability to be such a girlfriend between takes and they’d just yell “action!,” and she’d eviscerate me. And then finally, like maybe a month in, I went up to her and said, “Are you that smart? Do you practice?” She said, “Oh god. I prepare every night.”
What do you hear from fans about the movie?
The thing I noticed about “The Devil Wears Prada” as time has gone on is how much men love it. I can be anywhere in the world and people come up and tell me about their relationship with “The Devil Wears Prada.” They talk about their boss or how much they loved the clothes.
I watched the movie recently and it holds up.
I think it has, too. I feel really fortunate that it was me that got to wear the Chanel boots.
This past week marked the 10th anniversary of Emily’s film The Devil Wears Prada. Zap2It gives us a run down on the making of the film.
The moment Meryl Streep read the script for “The Devil Wears Prada,” she knew it would be—in her words—“Yuge.” But despite a truckload of awards and a reputation as the greatest actress on the planet, Streep had always been reluctant to negotiate for more pay. Maybe it was the character Miranda Priestly, a fashion magazine editor so powerful she could terrify underlings without even raising her voice, that pushed her to do it. But the Oscar-winning actress felt emboldened. “The offer was to my mind slightly, if not insulting, not perhaps reflective of my actual value to the project,” Streep tells Variety. “There was my ‘goodbye moment,’ and then they doubled the offer. I was 55, and I had just learned, at a very late date, how to deal on my own behalf.”
“The Devil Wears Prada” showed Hollywood that it was never wise to underestimate a strong woman’s worth. The movie based on Lauren Weisberger’s best-selling novel was originally meant as light counter-programming when it opened on June 30, 2006, opposite “Superman Returns.” But Miranda managed to clobber the Man of Steel in the zeitgeist wars. “Prada” went on to gross $326 million worldwide for Fox (a staggering amount for a project that only cost $41 million), and it became a modern-day “Working Girl” for a generation of millennial women—and some men—who could relate to the idea of losing your identity to your job. Unlike the ladies on “Sex and the City” who lounged at lunches and cocktails all day long, the film’s scrappy heroine Andy Sachs couldn’t even take her dad to dinner without her phone buzzing non-stop.
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All of a sudden there were “Prada” copycats everywhere. The movie pre-dated the global hysteria over New York Fashion Week; the cutthroat magazine world depicted in ABC’s “Ugly Betty;” and the 2009 documentary “The September Issue,” which softened the image of “Prada” inspiration, Vogue editor Anna Wintour. And with each year that passes, “Prada” only attracts new groupies from re-airings on cable TV. Just this week, John Legend told People he loves to re-watch the movie with his wife Chrissy Teigen. Then there are all the “Prada” tributes on the Internet—celebrating the script’s zingers like, “That’s all!” and “I’m only one stomach flu away from my goal weight.”
“I never had any idea that my lines would get quoted to me every single week of my life since the movie has come out,” says Blunt, who played Miranda’s “first” assistant Emily, and hears from fans at airports and bathroom stalls. Anne Hathaway believes the appeal of “Prada” is in the universal nature of its story about a demanding boss. “Everybody has had an experience like this,” Hathaway says. Stanley Tucci, who plays top Runway editor Nigel, puts it more simply. “It’s a fucking brilliant movie,” he says. “The brilliant movies become influential, no matter what they are about.”
But “Prada” wasn’t an easy strut down the catwalk for Hollywood, as Variety learned in an oral history with the film’s stars and executives. It took Fox several years to bring the project to the big screen. Even after earning a greenlight, director David Frankel was a ball of nerves during the first half of the 55-day-shoot in New York.