John Krasinski spoke about falling in love with Emily Blunt and it's all kinds of adorable
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are many people's #CoupleGoals. If they made a video playing with kittens, it would probably be so adorable that it would break the Internet and tear a hole in the space-time continuum. While Office fans may be bummed to see Jim cheating on Pam, they will make an exception for the new Mary Poppins (and future Captain Marvel).
In an interview with Playboy, John opened up about falling in love with Emily. Because that's why people read Playboy - for cute stories about how couples fell in love. I assume now all their photos of naked ladies are replaced by photos of couples holding hands in romantic gardens. "I think my wife gets me," said John. "Not just to sound adorable, but the truth is she gets me more than anyone else has ever gotten me."
Before they started dating, John was a huge of fan of Emily as an actress. In fact, he even owned a magazine in which she was on the cover, and forgot it was sitting out in his living room when she came over. That's a little embarrassing, that still falls under the category of "cute." If, say, Emily had walked in a candlelit room where the walls were covered with her photos, that would have been creepy. It must be awkward for celebrities to date each other, when they're fans of each other. John said it was good to put the fangirling off for a while:
"I remember being at my house and saying to her, 'So I just want to have this really honest conversation. I think you’re one of the best act—' I didn’t even get out 'actress'. She went, 'No, no, no, no!' very loud. We didn’t have that conversation again for a really long time, and it saved our relationship...[We] just looked at it as though we were two people who had fallen in love, rather than two Hollywood celebrities who’d met each other."
Over the past year, the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have swept Hollywood, as several powerful industry figures have been exposed for disgusting acts of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. Once all of the allegations blew up, John said he felt "terrible and borderline embarrassed" he hadn't asked his wife about it before. He said he didn't believe he can add to that conversation, but he believed wrong, because he went on to add something:
"Sexual harassment is the by-product of a system that failed women a long time ago...If you’re a male CEO and you don’t harass people, don’t pat yourself on the back. Get other people to be more like you. I think more people need to have the foregone-conclusion version of treating women equally. Women are treated equally rather than women should be treated equally."
Nice job, Halpert. We forgive you for cheating on Beesly.