John Krasinski has seen his fave rom-com ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ 75 times


John Krasinski has been promoting his new movie, The Hollars, this week. He stars with Anna Kendrick and a decent ensemble, although this just reminds me that Krasinski has had a pretty difficult time finding some kind of niche in Hollywood. Is he a movie star? Do people want to see a “John Krasinski movie”? What is a John Krasinski movie? Is it a rom-com? A drama? No one really knows. Anyway, John has been telling different versions of the same story in a few different interviews, so I thought I would share. Apparently, John was obsessed with The Devil Wears Prada before he even met Emily Blunt. He waited a year into their relationship to actually admit to her that he’s watched the film 75 times. This is what he said to Elle about his favorite romantic comedy:

“I can honestly say, before I met Emily, it was The Devil Wears Prada. That one dosed me in a really big way. Everybody looks like they’re having a blast. Everybody’s wearing great clothes. When we first started dating, I didn’t know that she was coming over and I was watching it, and she was like, “Oh, what are you watching?”—and I quickly changed the channel to something dude-like.”

[From Elle]

Then Krasinski told a similar story to E! News about what happened a year later:

“There was one day when it was on and I said it was so good and Emily said, ‘Have you seen this movie?’ 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.”

[From E! News]

I feel like there are so many men who feel this way about The Devil Wears Prada, honestly. Even Ludacris was like “man, that’s a great movie.” It’s not even about Emily and Anne Hathaway being typically bro-friendly babes (although both women are lovely). I actually think it’s about the story, you know? Men love it because it’s a Cinderella story about being a smart businesswoman.

Here are some photos of John and Emily last week:



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Mrs. Welen-Melon says:

    Stanley Tucci taking Anne Hathaway into the samples room for a wardrobe makeover.

    I could watch that sequence 75 times in a row.

    As for John Krasinski’s niche, think Ryan Reynolds.

  2. Zuzus Girl says:

    Love Emiliy Blunt, never watched The Office so don’t really know him. I’ve never made it through The Devil Wears Prada though I’ve seen bits of it many times. Guess I’ve never been in the right mood for it. I hate when we’re supposed to believe a girl is unhip/plainster because they throw on bad glasses and a poncho.

  3. L says:

    Can I stay home from work and watch The Devil Wears Prada?

  4. paolanqar says:

    I love The Devil wears Prada and Emily was great in it.
    I would argue that this is one of those rare cases where the film is better than the book. ( i also started book 2 but it was horrendous so i left it unfinished).

    Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci and Emily blunt were great. Anne Hathaway was a weak Andrea in my opinion but she came out looking good in the end.

    My boyfriend loved watching Sex and the City with me. I think it’s cute and that he is not afraid to show his different, softer side.
    Sometimes we quote Samantha’s lines about sex. Some of them are still hilarious.

    • tegteg says:

      I’m trisexual – I”ll try anything once. I also quote Samantha! hehe

    • holly hobby says:

      Yes I say the movie was better than the book. I watched the movie first and made the mistake of borrowing the book from the library. The book was a snoozer.

  5. Barrett says:

    My husband actually watched it on his own this year for a second time. I smiled and said nothing!

  6. Bishg says:

    “The Devil Wears Prada” is a great comedy. Period. The fact that all main characters are women should not define it as a movie! The same goes for Bridesmaids (hilarious, I could watch it again and again), Ghostbusters 2016 (less good than the first two mentioned, but still SO much more enjoyable than crap like Suicide Squad and most movies by Adam Sandler, whom nevertheless continue to be financed into making horrible sequels), just to name a few titles right off the top of my head.
    My boyfriend and I have recently watched TDWP together on TV (both for the umpteenth time) and he enjoys it just as much as I do.

  7. Bex says:

    The Devil Wears Prada is a perfect movie, so I can only applaud him for having great taste. Stanley Tucci has me in stitches every time.

  8. Tate says:

    Loved the book.

  9. OSTONE says:

    Such a good movie!! I miss John as Jim Halpert though! Cannot buy him as an action/drama star. He was great in “it’s complicated” and “something borrowed” and I would say rom com is his niche.

  10. lvw2 says:

    Its a movie that I could watch at least x2 a month for the rest of my life.
    and i HATE sitting through movies.

  11. SKF says:

    Absolutely there is a market for John! He was hands down the best part of It’s Complicated! I totally want to see him in light comedies!

    • Josefina says:

      Yeah, he’s really good at doing light, below-the-top comedy. He was great in The Office, and totally held his own against a ridiculously talented cast. Sadly, I dont think there’s a single movie by him I recall liking. But he’s usually the better part of those movies, though.

  12. Charlie says:

    To discredit john in any way as an actor is straight blasphemy. As an avid fan of The Office, I loved him in 13 hours. He’s an incredibly talented actor and can play just about any part. Maybe I’m biased, but I can’t get enough of him. He’s extremely charming and witty in every interview I’ve seen him in, especially with Kimmel.

  13. L84Tea says:

    Emily Blunt was my favorite part of Devil Wears Prada. She was so hilarious!

  14. Pansy says:

    I love him so much! And love them together. He said “basically I was her [Emily’s] stalker and I got a wedding out of it.” Too cute.

  15. Lucy says:

    He strikes me as being such a sweet, loving guy. I love the couple he makes with EB. And of course, the movie is a masterpiece.

  16. LAK says:

    I think he’s an everyman character actor. Like Tom Hanks. Inoffensive, sweetness oozing out of every pore. I’m still shocked Tom Hanks had it in him to cheat on his first wife because He is so vanilla in the best way. If John stayed away from action type roles and instead followed Tom Hanks type roles, he would be golden.

  17. babs says:

    That movie is on right now on TV. Too funny – was watching it in the background. Love Emily Blunt

  18. Redgrl says:

    She was great in that! “Less of this” (hand talking gestures) “more of this” (snaps hand closed).
    I have caught hubby watching this flick ## times too! Ha!

  19. Susan says:

    How about “It’s Complicated”! I could watch that 75 times..

  20. Murielle says:

    I’d suggest to watch “Away we go” by Sam Mendes. Such a sweet lovely film with Krasinski.