April 4 (UPI) – The student of Office John Krasinski says he never wanted to make a horror movie until the screenplay of A Quiet Place appeared.
The film that Krasinski finally agreed to direct and star with his wife, Emily Blunt, has a positive 100 percent rating on review compiler RottenTomatoes.com after his performance last month on South by Southwest and the premiere on Monday in Los Angeles. The film, which opens Friday throughout the country, follows a marriage with three children as they try to survive an apocalypse of mysterious origins on a farm in upstate New York where terrifying monsters attack anything that makes noise.
"This is exactly what I did" I want to do it, "said the 38-year-old Massachusetts native at a recent press conference in New York City." I'm not good with horror movies. I'm a scared cat. "
Krasinski said the time was perfect for him to say" yes ", however, because he read the script a few weeks after Blunt gave birth to his second child.
legitimately in that world of terror and I thought every minute of every day about protecting my daughter and keeping her safe, keeping her alive, "he recalled." And then a script is produced, basically, exactly the same. Then, that immediately connected me to the whole project and I called [the producers] and said I wanted to do it. "
A quiet place that will open in theaters across the country on Friday, marks the first Once a couple in love, Blunt and Krasinski, share the screen.
"We had people joking: You're going to get divorced the last week," Blunt laughed.
"And what? We are, "joked Krasinski." Great headline. "
" Yes, but it was really amazing. We really line up creatively. It was special and I would do it again, for sure, "Blunt said.
The shared, the real-the experience of raising two children together, ages 2 and 4, seems to have helped Blunt and Krasinski identify with their children. characters.
"The final story of imagining what the life of this family must have been like before the horror was still heartbreaking to us," he said. "Imagine if this happened to our family. How would that be? And I think it was really useful … I think we tried to bring everything we wanted for our children to this movie. "
Blunt said that she is more similar to her loving mother, Evelyn, than Krasinski to Lee, the" old school boy "who plays.
" John is a communicator. You can get emotionally involved and connect, "said Blunt." All he [Lee] wants is to keep these children alive and love is secondary. We talked a lot about that, about a lot of whiskey, which we drank during this whole process. "
" The idea of surviving / prospering was something I found was one of the funniest dichotomies to play in this because I think it's very real " , Krasinski interjected, saying that the characters in A Quiet Place are like the defective, ordinary heroes in Steven Spielberg's early science fiction films like ET: The Extra-Terrestrial or Close encounters of the third type that he loved since childhood.
"I know a lot of people who wake up on Monday and only want to move on until Friday. That is all. And then I meet other people, who wake up on Monday and say: "Today is going to be the best day I've ever had in my life." life. & # 39; And I think they are the two ways in which [Lee and Evelyn] were parents. … I understand a lot from both parties. "