John Krasinski jokes about settling for Emily Blunt only because he couldn't get Anne Hathaway

John Krasinski jokes about romancing with Emily Blunt only because Anne Hathaway refused to show any interest in him


                            John Krasinski jokes about settling for Emily Blunt only because he couldn't get Anne Hathaway
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski ; Anne Hathaway(Getty Images)

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have been happily married for nearly eight years now but it wasn't Emily who got the attention of him, but her friend and matchmaker Anne Hathaway. Appearing on The Graham Norton Show on Friday (April 6), alongside his wife, Emily, John revealed he was a big fan of the movie 'Devil Wears Prada'. 

John jokes about settling for Emily because he could not get Anna Hathaway (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

John confessed that his love for the movie is to an extent that he has already watched it around 72 times. “It’s one of those things that back in the day, us elderly people used to channel surf. Nobody does that anymore,” he said. “It’s just one of those movies that whenever you’re going through the channels, you just stop and you look.” In fact, his obsession with the movie was the first thing that he mentioned to Emily before they started dating. 

“When we first met, I was like, ‘I just want to get it out of the way — I’m a huge fan of yours,’” Krasinski remembered. “I was full stalker-status. I was like, ‘Hey, you want to go out on a date with me?’” The pair married in 2010 and have two kids (Hazel, 4, and Violet, 21 months), and Emily revealed how John still watches the movie. 

“There’s a sort of montage sequence where Anne Hathaway’s got numerous fabulous outfits that they go through. And John, one day I came home, and he was watching it and he was watching the montage bit. And he goes, ‘That’s my favorite outfit,’” she recalled.

It is then that John decided to tease his wife a bit and said  “I couldn’t get Anne and so I was like, ‘Ohhhh…’” Luckily for him, Emily happens to be a fan of his humor and laughed along with the joke. While appearing on the 'The Jess Cagle Interview', Emily confessed that she knew instantly that John was the one for her. 

“We were discussing how much I was enjoying being single. And then [my friend] goes, ‘Oh, my God, there’s my friend John.’ And that was it,” Blunt recalled. “We were engaged within 10 months, but I think we probably knew before that.”

The couple recently worked together for their movie 'A Quiet Place and they thought that the experience was phenomenal. It sounds really sappy, but it’s true: I think it’s the greatest collaboration I’ve ever had in my career,” John said. “I’d never seen her work. And when you’re actually in the room when she does what she does, it honestly changes the air in the room. Everyone is just completely and totally stunned by what she does.”