Among the many celebrity couples whose romances we admire from afar, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski may be our favourite. The famous actors check all the boxes: sweet personalities, a funny relationship origins story, and what seems like very level heads when it comes to raising their two daughters, Hazel and Violet.
In a recent interview, Blunt has explained that she and Krasinski do their best to keep their celebrity status from their children, who are still very young at seven and four years old.
“Hazel came home the other day and we were in the kitchen and she goes, ‘Are you famous?'” Blunt relayed to the Sunday Times. “And I’d never heard her… we’ve never said that word in our house. We don’t talk about it.”
“Someone at school had clearly said it,” the 38-year-old actress said. “I was like, ‘Um…not really, I don’t think I am. Did someone say that to you, Haze?’ She said, ‘Yeah,’ but then she wouldn’t divulge much more, you know, but it’s weird. It’s weird.”
Blunt went on to explain why she chooses to keep her status as a Golden Globe-winning actress quiet within her household.
“I don’t want my kids to feel any more important or special or that there’s a glare on them any more than other kids,” she said. “If they can remain oblivious for the longest time, I’d be thrilled. They don’t even want to see what I do.”
“They don’t even like it when I put on make-up,” she shared. “They don’t like any of it! They just want me to be their mummy.”
And as for whether she’d want her kids to follow in her acting footsteps? “God no—no!” Blunt exclaimed. “Please God keep them off the stage.”
Blunt was marie claire Australia’s April 2020 cover star. Find a snippet of our interview with her here.