John Krasinski reveals how he 'propositioned' his wife Emily Blunt
Once upon a time, John Krasinski was working as a waiter in Los Angeles, on the verge of giving up acting. Three weeks later, he booked the part of Jim on the American version of The Office. The series ran for nine seasons, and fans desperately want it to come back. (John thinks it should return as a Christmas special.)
Some sitcom actors get pigeonholed as their old character, but John's had a lot of success. This summer, he directed and starred in the innovative thriller A Quiet Place, which got high praise from the master of horror, Stephen King. He also stars in Amazon's new action series, Jack Ryan, playing a part previously made famous by Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford. And, most notably, he's grown a serious director beard. He's grown up so much since Dunder Mifflin.
Also, people are obsessed with John's personal life, since he's married to the stunning actress Emily Blunt. Together, they have two kids, and are everyone's #CouplesGoals. (Sorry Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. You're old news!) Recently John regaled Playboy with the story of how they fell in love: "I think my wife gets me. Not just to sound adorable, but the truth is she gets me more than anyone else has ever gotten me."
In a new interview with Men's Health, Jim opened up again about his relationship with the new Mary Poppins. After A Quiet Place was such a box office smash - shot for $17 million, making e $300 million worldwide - Jim told his wife that he was nervous about trying to follow it up. But Emily, who co-stars in the movie, gave him the perfect advice.
"I said to Emily, 'There’s no greater gift that the universe could have given me than to go through the biggest success of my career and I don’t have to explain to you how it felt.' We were both in the boat. I said to her, 'I don’t know if it can ever be like this again.'
"Leave it to Emily, who is better at everything than me—she goes, 'It can't.' She just so perfectly encapsulated it. She said, 'It can't be like this again, and it shouldn't. So take this and put it on a mantel, this really special treasure that we experienced together. And now go out and do something else.' I know I'll never do another movie that's this successful, this original, this underdog-y, and then on top of it have it be with my wife every step of the way."
Pretty great advice, right? You'll never be able to recreate the same experience again, so you might as well embrace creating new ones.
On a lighter note, the magazine asked John about his euphemisms for sex. He joked that he "propositioned" Emily in a very straight-forward manner: "Oh, man. I don’t know. I can’t go back that far. I think I call it ‘sex’ now, which makes me really sad. I think I actually propositioned my wife by saying, ‘Would you like to have sex tonight?’"
Maybe he's not too far from Jim Halpert after all.