“John Krasinski is Oppenheimer?”: Emily Blunt Has the Highest Praise Reserved For Her “Obsessive, Genius” Husband

Actress Emily Blunt talked about her husband, John Krasinski's obsessive genius side in a new interview

“John Krasinski is Oppenheimer?”: Emily Blunt Has the Highest Praise Reserved For Her “Obsessive, Genius” Husband


  • Emily Blunt appeared on a podcast, where she talked about her work in Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer and her personal life.
  • Blunt jokingly compared John Krasinski to J. Robert Oppenheimer since both are geniuses of their own field.
  • Blunt also spoke candidly about her mother's brief acting career and its impact on her entry to the industry.
Show More
Featured Video

Actress Emily Blunt is riding high on the success of Oppenheimer, a film that earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the 96th Academy Awards. Blunt recently appeared on a podcast, where she discussed her work on Oppenheimer, among other aspects of her life, including her relationship with her husband, John Krasinski.

Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt in Oppenheimer

During the podcast, Blunt spoke highly of Krasinski and had the highest praise for her husband when responding to a question about her character in Oppenheimer. The actress also accidentally compared Krasinski with J. Robert Oppenheimer leading to a hilarious but heartfelt moment. Here is how Blunt praised Krasinski while talking about her recent work.

Emily Blunt Praises John Krasinski While Talking About Her Oppenheimer Role

Emily Blunt recently appeared on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, where she spoke at great length with host Josh Horowitz on a variety of topics. Blunt, who is nominated at this year’s Oscars, answered several questions related to her performance as Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt on the set of A Quiet Place
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt on the set of A Quiet Place

While talking to Blunt, Horowitz compared her husband, John Krasinski, to J. Robert Oppenheimer, in the sense that both are obsessive geniuses of their fields, who created scary things.

As a result, the host wanted to know whether that aspect informed Blunt’s performance in the biographical drama film. In response, Blunt was all praise for her husband and agreed to the comparison on some level.

“John Krasinski is Oppenheimer? The Oppenheimer of the 2000s”

Blunt jokingly made the above statement about John Krasinski, who directed horror movies such as A Quiet Place and its sequel, featuring Blunt in the lead role. Although Blunt made the Krasinski-Oppenheimer comparison jokingly, the actress clearly meant it as praise for her husband, who has found success as a director after an extremely successful acting career.


Emily Blunt Talks About Her Mother’s Brief Acting Career

Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place 

During the interview, Blunt also spoke about other aspects of her personal life and touched upon her mother’s acting career. Blunt’s mother, Joanna Mackie, had a brief career as an actress in the 1980s and 1990s. However, Blunt stated that her mother’s acting ambitions fizzled after she got married and took the responsibility of raising children.

“She was so brilliant and then just had too many kids and a busy husband. Different times yeah. Feeling bad juggling it. God forbid you want a career and have four children.”

Blunt made the above statement, highlighting how her mother could never fulfill her acting ambitions. However, Blunt praised her mother for never allowing her career’s trajectory to affect her daughter’s success. Blunt also credited her mother with allowing her to enter the industry with a sense of clarity regarding how brutal acting can be as a profession.

Blunt complimented her mother for allowing her to pursue her own path but admitted Mackie was a bit nervous about Blunt becoming an actress, and forgoing formal education to do so. However, Blunt also said that her mother was relieved when things worked out for her in the industry. Blunt will next feature in The Fall Guy starring opposite Ryan Gosling. The film will be released on May 3, 2024.


Oppenheimer can be rented on Amazon Prime Video and other PVOD platforms.

Pratik Handore

Written by Pratik Handore

Articles Published: 341

Pratik is a writer at FandomWire, with a content writing experience of five years. Although he has a Bachelors in Hospitality, his fascination with all things pop culture led him to writing articles on a variety of topics ranging from latest streaming releases to unheard movie trivia. When not writing, you can find him reading manga, or watching classic TV shows.