Congratulations to John & Emily on the birth of their daughter Violet who was born at the end of June. John shared the news on his twitter on July 4th.
What better way to celebrate the 4th… than to announce our 4th family member!!! 2 weeks ago we met our beautiful daughter Violet #Happy4th
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) July 4, 2016
Last month E!Online spoke to John about the arrival of their second child.
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have a busy summer ahead of them.
E! News’ Sibley Scoles caught up with dad-to-be during the L.A. Film Festival’s screening of The Hollars in Culver City, Calif., Friday. Emily, 33, was M.I.A. that night, but she’ll be back on the red carpet before long. “She’s going to come to some of the other events,” John, 36, said. Married since 2010, the actors are parents to daughter Hazel Krasinski, 2. And with Baby No. 2 on the way, he gushed, “We’re very excited.” Their excitement is only growing, as Emily is due “soon-ish.”
Baby talk aside, John explained that fatherhood affected how he approached The Hollars. And how could it not? After all, he pulled triple duty as the film’s director, producer and star. “You get more comfortable the more you do it. I directed a bunch of episodes of The Office. I directed a movie called Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, which was amazing. For me, it was a great experience. But for this one, I think, this was a really personal story,” he said. “I had just had my daughter just before we started shooting the movie, so I think this idea of fatherhood became a whole lot more real than even when I read the script and fell in love with the script.”
The dramedy follows a struggling graphic novelist (Krasinski) who returns home after his mother (Margo Martindale) is diagnosed with a brain tumor. Anna Kendrick, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Richard Jenkins, Josh Groban, Randall Park and Mary Kay Place round out the cast. “Whether you love your family or you don’t, it’s where we’re from,” Krasinski said of the characters’ dynamics. “You can connect to this movie in that way.”
The Hollars is in theaters Aug. 26.
Anne Hathaway shares with Variety her memories of filming, The Devil Wears Prada. I especially like where she talks about Emily and watching her career take off.
Ten years ago on this day, Anne Hathaway debuted in the first adult starring role of her career in “The Devil Wears Prada.” For the film’s anniversary, Variety conducted an oral history with the cast, including Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci. Here is a longer version of our conversation with Hathaway about playing Andy Sachs, the “second assistant” to fashion editor Miranda Priestly in the Fox comedy.
Why do you think “The Devil Wears Prada” has become such an important part of our culture?
It’s aspirational. It’s a fairy tale, but it’s also rooted in reality. Everybody has had an experience like this. It looks great, but there’s also an emotionally resonant story. It’s funny. And it’s Meryl Streep giving yet another performance at the height of her considerable powers. It launched Emily Blunt. Stanley Tucci is perfect, and I’m there too.
Were you nervous acting opposite Meryl Streep?
How can you not be? I had a small part in “Brokeback Mountain,” but I’d never had a starring role in a grown-up movie. All my movies had been geared towards kids. I didn’t really know what tone I was supposed to be hitting. I was just trying to basically not get in anyone’s way. I remember there’s a scene where Meryl comes back from Florida, and Miranda tells Andy she’s disappointed in her. Some actors save their emotions for their side, but I like to just give it. We got around to my coverage, and I tightened a little bit. My emotions weren’t flowing as freely. Meryl saw that. Without changing the integrity of her performance, she just all of a sudden occupied more space and made it just by degrees more cutting and nastier until I had no choice but to let myself get overwhelmed and emotional in the scene.
Did you have to audition?
I didn’t have to audition. I had to be patient. I wasn’t the first choice.
What was your initial meeting like at Fox?
I went in to meet Carla [Hacken, the studio’s former executive vice president] and she had one of those zen sand gardens. While I was in there, her assistant came in and had to ask her a question. While Carla was distracted, I wrote in the sand, “hire me.” I didn’t mention it. She didn’t see it until I left.
How did you find out you got the role?
I was in my apartment in New York, back when I lived in the West Village. I remember my agent called. I was putting on a shirt. I had one arm in and I’m like, “What’s up?” She goes, “You got it.” I had some buddies over. I remember running out in my living room half dressed screaming — “I got ‘The Devil Wears Prada.’ I got ‘The Devil Wears Prada!’”
So you flashed your friends?
No more than a bikini would.
How was the first table read?
I think Miranda comes into the screenplay around page 10 or page 15. When I’m nervous, my goofy side comes out. I wasn’t doing anything particularly impressive. And then we get to Miranda enters. I think we all had an idea of what Miranda would sound like. In my mind, it was a strident, bossy, barking voice. So when Meryl opened her mind and basically whispered, everybody in the room drew a collective gasp. It was so unexpected and brilliant.
To get into character, Meryl stayed away from the other actors, right?
She really kept her distance. She told me she was going to do that right from the beginning. We left rehearsal and she went into her trailer and Miranda came out, and I didn’t see Meryl for a very long time.
Did it help you with your performance?
Of course. And by the way, it wasn’t that she was nasty. She was very reserved. I remember we did one scene where we had to arrive, but we were stuck in traffic. The silence was unbearable. She talked to me a little bit that day about Nick Cave and Stephen Colbert. At the time, I was a nervous talker. I asked her if she’d seen “The Daily Show,” something Jon Stewart had done that had really resonated with me. Then I said something like, “Don’t you think Jon Stewart is saving the world?” She got very quiet, and I didn’t know if what I said was okay or not. Then a full minute later, she said, “I think Stephen Colbert is.”
What do you remember the most from the shoot?
Oh my gosh. That movie happened at such a formative time in my life. I think I remember everything — everything from finding out half-clothed I got the part to the initial fittings with Pat [costume designer Patricia Fields]. We did months and months of fittings with the costumes. I think Pat approached it with some kind of military strategy. Everything was so organized. The movie was on last summer, and I just sat and watched it. And one of the last scenes, where Miranda and Andy are in the car together, if you watch that scene, we’re wearing the same neckline. I assume it was intentional on Pat’s part. I was there, and I hadn’t even noticed that.
What do you think it’s meant to signify?
I think it’s meant to show that she’s becoming like Miranda. Andy doesn’t recognize herself. She’s unconsciously gotten to the point where she and Miranda have started to resemble each other.
The movie launched Emily Blunt’s career.
I’ve never witnessed a star being born before. That’s the first time I ever watched it happen. She’s just breathtaking in every way, and so funny and quick and clever and so fun and so kind. I was just always amazed by her ability to be such a girlfriend between takes and they’d just yell “action!,” and she’d eviscerate me. And then finally, like maybe a month in, I went up to her and said, “Are you that smart? Do you practice?” She said, “Oh god. I prepare every night.”
What do you hear from fans about the movie?
The thing I noticed about “The Devil Wears Prada” as time has gone on is how much men love it. I can be anywhere in the world and people come up and tell me about their relationship with “The Devil Wears Prada.” They talk about their boss or how much they loved the clothes.
I watched the movie recently and it holds up.
I think it has, too. I feel really fortunate that it was me that got to wear the Chanel boots.
This past week marked the 10th anniversary of Emily’s film The Devil Wears Prada. Zap2It gives us a run down on the making of the film.
The moment Meryl Streep read the script for “The Devil Wears Prada,” she knew it would be—in her words—“Yuge.” But despite a truckload of awards and a reputation as the greatest actress on the planet, Streep had always been reluctant to negotiate for more pay. Maybe it was the character Miranda Priestly, a fashion magazine editor so powerful she could terrify underlings without even raising her voice, that pushed her to do it. But the Oscar-winning actress felt emboldened. “The offer was to my mind slightly, if not insulting, not perhaps reflective of my actual value to the project,” Streep tells Variety. “There was my ‘goodbye moment,’ and then they doubled the offer. I was 55, and I had just learned, at a very late date, how to deal on my own behalf.”
“The Devil Wears Prada” showed Hollywood that it was never wise to underestimate a strong woman’s worth. The movie based on Lauren Weisberger’s best-selling novel was originally meant as light counter-programming when it opened on June 30, 2006, opposite “Superman Returns.” But Miranda managed to clobber the Man of Steel in the zeitgeist wars. “Prada” went on to gross $326 million worldwide for Fox (a staggering amount for a project that only cost $41 million), and it became a modern-day “Working Girl” for a generation of millennial women—and some men—who could relate to the idea of losing your identity to your job. Unlike the ladies on “Sex and the City” who lounged at lunches and cocktails all day long, the film’s scrappy heroine Andy Sachs couldn’t even take her dad to dinner without her phone buzzing non-stop.
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All of a sudden there were “Prada” copycats everywhere. The movie pre-dated the global hysteria over New York Fashion Week; the cutthroat magazine world depicted in ABC’s “Ugly Betty;” and the 2009 documentary “The September Issue,” which softened the image of “Prada” inspiration, Vogue editor Anna Wintour. And with each year that passes, “Prada” only attracts new groupies from re-airings on cable TV. Just this week, John Legend told People he loves to re-watch the movie with his wife Chrissy Teigen. Then there are all the “Prada” tributes on the Internet—celebrating the script’s zingers like, “That’s all!” and “I’m only one stomach flu away from my goal weight.”
“I never had any idea that my lines would get quoted to me every single week of my life since the movie has come out,” says Blunt, who played Miranda’s “first” assistant Emily, and hears from fans at airports and bathroom stalls. Anne Hathaway believes the appeal of “Prada” is in the universal nature of its story about a demanding boss. “Everybody has had an experience like this,” Hathaway says. Stanley Tucci, who plays top Runway editor Nigel, puts it more simply. “It’s a fucking brilliant movie,” he says. “The brilliant movies become influential, no matter what they are about.”
But “Prada” wasn’t an easy strut down the catwalk for Hollywood, as Variety learned in an oral history with the film’s stars and executives. It took Fox several years to bring the project to the big screen. Even after earning a greenlight, director David Frankel was a ball of nerves during the first half of the 55-day-shoot in New York.
Thanks to my friend AliKat for sending us these scans of Emily from various magazines from the last few months!
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Added new images from Emily’s film The Huntsman: Winters War to our gallery … stills, promos, and one from the set.
Gowns are custom-made just for the Met Gala, often months in advance. So what happens when a baby bump gets thrown into the mix? Apparently, it just gets even better!
Emily Blunt’s bespoke Michael Kors Collection piece was already in the works before she announced her pregnancy with baby number two in January. “Every year, I talk with designers about the next Met ball literally two days after the last Met ball,” Blunt’s stylist Jessica Paster tells PeopleStyle. “And ever since she wore that gold Michael Kors dress to the Golden Globes in 2013, I knew that they were a beautiful match, and I wanted to show them off together again at a big event like this. He just fits her body beautifully.”
“Michael and I’d been talking about this for a while, but in December, Emily said, ‘I’m definitely going to the Met ball!’ So we then we got started on [the dress],” she reveals. “And all of a sudden in January we found out she was pregnant. And that was really exciting.” But it also meant a few tweaks on the design to accommodate a growing bump.
Kors added stretch to the beaded silhouette. “With her being so far along, you want the comfort, but you still want that chicness,” says Paster, who also dressed Miranda Kerr and Hailey Bennett for the big night. Kors really knows how to dress a pregnant star in stretch and sparkle: Blake Lively made her pregnant red carpet debut for her first baby in one of his gowns in October 2014.
The other element of the dress that changed since its inception? The color. “Emily is very collaborative. She knew she wanted a gorgeous color, and she knew she wanted sleeves and he just sketched her a beautiful, beautiful dress,” says Paster. “In fact, he made her two dresses.” Ultimately, Blunt got to choose between a deep green and this rich sapphire.
Paster points out that this dress (paired with Forevermark diamonds) embodies the fashion tech theme in a way that’s different from the many silver robots we saw on the red carpet: “when I thought about the theme of Manus x Machina, I immediately thought of the technology of fabric and its construction,” she says. “So we were inspired by fabrics with beautiful intricate beading.” Kors calls the dress “opulent, sexy and sleek,” and “the ultimate in baby bump glamour.”
Once again Emily stunned at this year’s Costume Institute Gala in a blue Michael Kors gown which emphasized her lovely bump. I have added over 100 images to the gallery from the event.
I have added two photoshoots that Emily did with her co-star Natalie Press during their publicity tour for their film My Summer of Love.
Emily and her castmates from The Huntsman: Winter’s War were guests last night on the Late Late Show with James Corden. The interview is quite fun so I definitely encourage you watching.