“That truly has completely blown my slicked hair back. Thank you so, so, so much. I’m so moved and completely lost for words and unprepared,” Blunt began. “I am going to share this completely with my husband, John Krasinski, because the entire experience of doing this with you has completely pierced my heart directly.”
She went on to praise her husband of eight years, saying, “You are a stunning filmmaker. I am so lucky to be with you and to have done this film with you. Thank you for giving me the part. You would have been in major trouble if you hadn’t. So, you really didn’t have an option, but thank you.”
She also thanked the “two little poems” in their lives, their daughters, Hazel (4) and Violet (2). Blunt joked they’d need to be “at least 45 before they see this film” but that they’ll be proud of what their parents accomplished. (Blunt was also nominated for another SAG Award for her starring role in Mary Poppins Returns, so there’s that, too.)
Wondering what the whole “you didn’t have an option,” bit was about? Well, Blunt famously admitted on The Graham Norton Show that Krasinski had been discussing the role with another actress prior to her involvement. But when she read the script she knew she needed to play Evelyn Abbott and asked Krasinski to sack the other woman. As Krasinski put it in another interview, “Emily had someone fired.”
Well, all’s well that ends well. Right?