Emily Blunt opens up about her kids’ reaction to her fame.
Emily, 40, has two daughters, Hazel, 9, and Violet, 7, with husband John Krasinski.
Now, if you’re someone who lives with the lovely family of John and Emily, you probably know that their young children aren’t entirely aware of their parents’ global fame.
Of course, John played Jim Halpert on the beloved NBC series from 2005 to 2013. Naturally, this means that he often publicly approaches fans who tell him they know him”. Office– something that inevitably confuses his young daughters.
“I was driving them to school one day and this guy came over and he went, ‘John! Office!'” he recalled. “He went, ‘Oh my god, it’s so good to see you!’ And I said, ‘Thank you.’ And we kept going.
And when John later told his curious daughter that he didn’t know who the fan was, she said, “Why are you lying to me? … He just said he knew you from the office?
So, it’s no secret that little Hazel and Violet aren’t entirely aware of their parents’ status as world-famous actors — something that Emily opened up a bit about this week during a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar. and shed light.
First discussing her attitude towards her fame, Emily revealed that she actually feels a “complete dissociation” from it.
“When I see myself on a billboard, I have this complete dissociation with it… I’m like, ‘Who is that?'” she said.
And Emily went on to reveal that her kids have exactly the same attitude, noting that their worldwide fame isn’t “exciting” to her.
“I can see my kids doing it — they might say, ‘Oh, there’s Mom,’ but it’s not that exciting to them,” she said.
“What’s so exciting for them is when I can pick them up from school and take them swimming,” she said.
Elaborating further, Emily said that she feels it is incredibly important to cherish these meaningful moments.
“There are certain corners of a girl’s day that I don’t want to compromise on — like, ‘Will you wake me up, take me to school, pick me up, and put me to bed?’ And all I want to say is, ‘Yes, yes, yes.’ It’s such an exhalation for me to be able to do that,” she said, adding to the interviewer that she has decided to take the “remaining years” of acting off to spend more time with her family.
“Even though they’re tough, and they’re used to this weird life, it’s still tough on them when I have to go,” she said of her kids.
Later in the interview, Emily discussed the downsides of a “depressing” entertainment industry as she indicated she was repeatedly “judged” on her appearance.
“When people tell me, ‘My daughter wants to be an actress’, my toes curl up.” I want to say, ‘Don’t do that!'” she said.
“Because it’s a tough industry and it can be very frustrating. A lot of people tell you not to take things personally – but it’s totally personal, especially when you’re judged for how you look.” So you just have to endure that side of things,” she said.