Emily Blunt Loved Watching John Krasinski as Jim Halpert Too

Emily Blunt Vanity Fair
Emily Blunt in Vanity Fair. Photographed exclusively for Vanity Fair by Craig McDean

Pure admiration. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski have been married for seven years now, and they still can’t stop gushing over each other. In her February cover story for Vanity Fair published on Tuesday, January 2, The Girl on the Train star opened up about her admiration for her husband’s work as an actor. And he returned the favor.

“John is, like, six feet three, and was playing the most approachable man in the world,” she said about Krasinski’s role as Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom The Office. “So people will be, like, ‘Jim!’ Guys want to high-five him.”

John Krasinski The Office
John Krasinski as Jim Halpert on ‘The Office.’ Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Blunt, 34, has been acting for nearly two decades but said her husband helped her realize the impact actors can have in fans’ lives. “I am always under the impression that I have a silly job for a living,” she revealed. “But occasionally you will run into someone who deepens your feeling about it. Sometimes people will say they had cancer and The Office was the only thing that made their family laugh during that time. You realize when you are in something that really touches people that it does offer an escape.”

The pair recently worked on the supernatural thriller A Quiet Place together. The film was the first time the duo have collaborated on a project as a couple, and Krasinski was also left in awe by his wife’s acting chops.

“The air changes in the room when she starts doing what she does,” he told the magazine. “It’s so honest and so pure and so powerful. It’s like a superpower that she can just unlock and do so specifically with not many attempts. For me, I love acting, and I’m so lucky to be doing it. But she’s on another plane. This weird intersection happened while filming where I totally forgot I was her husband. I was just watching her performance and was lucky enough to be in the front row.”

The couple recently moved back to New York City from Los Angeles with their two daughters Hazel, 3, and Violet, 1, because the British actress missed the intimacy and privacy the city offers. Blunt has stayed away from social media and says that she chooses to not take photos when fans approach her.

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski attend the after party for the world premiere of “Into the Woods” at The Edison Ballroom on December 8, 2014 in New York City. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

“Social media has changed the landscape so an encounter with you is valued more as a social-media currency than a genuine interaction,” she said. “Frances McDormand told us — she just makes my teeth ache I love her so much — when someone asks her for a picture, she says, ‘You know what? I’ve actually retired from that. But I would like to shake your hand and meet you.’ ”

Blunt will play Mary Poppins in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, out next Christmas, and says her approach to social media won’t change just because of the film. “I don’t think it does s–t, to be honest,” the actress said. “I think a movie lives or dies on word of mouth and the trailer. I have seen people do endless social media campaigns and the movie tanks, so I don’t see a correlation.”

Emily Blunt Vanity Fair cover
Emily Blunt on the cover of Vanity Fair. Photographed exclusively for Vanity Fair by Craig McDean

She added: “I strongly believe that my job is to persuade you that I am playing somebody else, so exposing too much personally is just something I can’t get on board with.”



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Andi Dorfman: Seeing Josh Murray Propose to Amanda Stanton Was ‘Strange’

Although Andi Dorfman has long moved on from her January 2015 split from Josh Murray, the Bachelorette alum, 30, still felt uneasy watching her ex get engaged to Amanda Stanton on Bachelor in Paradise in September 2016.

“I don’t think it was hard as much as it was strange,” Dorfman tells Us Weekly exclusively. “Something everyone can relate to in the sense of — you may be finished and done with a relationship or have gotten over all of it, but whenever you hear an ex of yours has gotten engaged or dating again, especially on such a public platform, it just feels strange.”

Dorfman details the experience in her forthcoming book Single State of Mind. “I didn’t want to try and brush it all under the rug, but at the same time, I wasn’t distraught over it,” she explains. “It was just a weird feeling.”

Amanda Stanton and Josh Murray on ‘Bachelor in Paradise‘
Amanda Stanton and Josh Murray on ‘Bachelor in Paradise‘ Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images

Although it was odd to watch Murray give another woman a ring, Dorfman had no problem bonding with Stanton following her own split from Murray earlier this year.

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“I’ve actually been out with her a couple times in New York City,” Dorfman explains. “It’s pretty funny! We don’t actually exchange too many stories, but it’s like how many people in the world have been engaged and then broken off an engagement to the same guy as me? The answer is pretty much only one!”

As Dorfman continues dating, she’s open to exploring other relationships within Bachelor Nation. “I mean, I’m not against it. I don’t think anyone that comes off the show has a stigma, by any means,” she explains. “I hope not because then I would have one too! I’m not against it but I wouldn’t say I’m seeking out a guy from Bachelor Nation by any means [laughs].”

The author jokes: “Unless it was Chris Harrison!”

 Although rumors have surrounded Dorfman and the longtime Bachelor host, she insists the two are just friends. “We would never date!” she says. “We have a little fun with it still.”

Single State of Mind is out on January 9, 2018. To read an exclusive excerpt, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly on stands now.


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