Emily Blunt: Having John Krasinski’s support during lockdown has been ‘a vital anchor’

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Okay, so I’ve gone this long without watching the trailer for Wild Mountain Thyme and I can’t believe I waited. This movie looks so stupid, OMG! I love it. I will totally watch it. I love stupid rom-coms so much. Wild Mountain Thyme features Emily Blunt’s bangs and terrible Irish accent, Jon Hamm playing a gruff New Yorker, and Jamie Dornan proposing to a cow.

Such a mess! If a leprechaun saves the day, they’ll have hit every Irish stereotype. Anyway, this is the film Emily is currently promoting, which is why she spoke to People Magazine in an exclusive about how she’s been handling the lockdown this year:

Emily Blunt says she is grateful to have her husband, John Krasinski, by her side — especially during the pandemic.

“Having John’s support is everything, because we are each other’s confidant,” Blunt tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “That shared understanding has really been a very vital anchor for me.”

The London-born actress, 37, who stars in the Irish romance Wild Mountain Thyme, says having daughters Hazel, 6, and Violet, 4, has also helped keep their spirits up during this time.

“Being around little ones during the pandemic was such a saving grace because they would just be bouncing around the house, and your job is to protect them from what is happening and make sure their life remains joyful. That was a pretty great lifeline for John and me during the pandemic, for sure,” says Blunt.

Lately the couple — who were introduced by a mutual friend in 2008 and married at pal George Clooney’s home in Lake Como, Italy in 2010 — have been enjoying quiet nights at home cooking and binge-watching their favorite shows.

“We watched The Crown in three days, and then we were bereft,” says Blunt. “That’s the other thing about the pandemic: how lost and broken you feel once your favorite show has ended. Like, what should I do with my life now?”

[From People]

She doesn’t say where they spent the lockdown, but I’m assuming they stayed in Brooklyn, which is where they moved several years ago as a compromise between London and LA. And I’m glad she and John were able to be each other’s anchor. While they still seemed like an odd couple to me even years after they got together, I sort of believe Emily and John are in for the long haul now. The pandemic has wrecked so many relationships and marriages, it’s nice to hear from someone who leaned on her husband in the lockdown and perhaps they’ll come out of it even stronger. Emily is also sort of promoting A Quiet Place Part II, which John directed and will be released next year.

Actress Emily Blunt and husband/actor John Krasinski arrive at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency)

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  1. Kimber says:

    Love them both separately and together! I hope that never changes. I almost am afraid to read anything about them because it might end my love! I need this movie and something to make me smile. This has been an absolutely awful year.

  2. Redder says:

    I’m glad they’ve kind of kept their heads down lately because they were getting so thirsty as a couple. I loved them both individually, but I find them insufferable as a couple.

    That said, Jamie with his natural accent? Delicious.

    • Lady Baden-Baden says:

      Definitely not natural! He’s from NI and his accent in this is getting as much bad press as Emily Blunt’s! Neither of them are as bad as Christopher Walken though, by most accounts.

      Personally, i can’t wait to see this hot mess!

      • Gobo says:

        Oh no, by far and away the worst accent in this is Emily’s. Christopher Walker doesn’t come close to her. Jamie is getting flack because he’s actually Irish (Northern to be fair). He has managed a passable Southern Irish accent before so I don’t know where he pulled this from.

  3. Emm says:

    I think thats a mule not a cow but yeah this looks so bad, I will watch for a laugh. EB kind of bugs but they seem infatuated with each other so I think they are in it for the long haul too.

  4. Earlybedtime says:

    Movie looks kind of boring but I love Emily and John as a real-life couple and in films. I love how he seems to be so comfortable with her being the more A-list one (superficial comment, I know). I always remember how Ethan Hawke was jealous of Uma Thurman’s career for a period of time, by his own admission. JK’s also very successful but EB can carry movies alone and do any genre. Good to see a woman doing that.

    • tcbc says:

      I bet one of the reasons he can handle it is because he is a successful writer/director, which is the more respected job within the industry anyway.

      Most men have fragile egos.

  5. StrawberryBlonde says:

    That movie looks absurd. I am here for it.