It's not often I get to play gossip columnist. That's probably a good thing, because it's been my experience that most tabloid journalists are generally only a rung or two above pond scum on the evolutionary scale. But when some of my MTV News colleagues heard I would be chatting with "Devil Wears Prada" star Emily Blunt, they all had one request: "You gotta ask about her engagement to John Krasinski!"
For the uninitiated, John, of "Office" fame, slid a ring onto the finger of the beautiful British brunette Emily in August. My task, so it seemed, was to find out the dishy deets: How'd it happen? What does the ring look like? When are they getting hitched? And then I thought, "Hey, I've been dating a great girl for a while. Maybe I can get some engagement inspiration for these two Hollywood lovebirds! And maybe in the process Ms. Blunt will spill some of her own secrets!" Everybody wins!
And so there we were, having a good laugh about her new sci-fi flick with Matt Damon—"I really would love to do a movie where I kick ass!" she cried—when I decided to ask for engagement advice based on her own personal experience.
"All I can say is that there were flutes playing in the background, butterflies, there were angels showering us with rainbow drops," she deadpanned.
So that was how it was gonna be, huh? I didn't even know there was such a thing as rainbow drops!
"Neither did I!" she laughed. "I found out when it happened."
Luckily, I had another question I was hoping would a rise out of her. See, this season on "The Office," J Kraz's Jim Halpert is getting walking down the aisle with Jenna Fischer's Pam Beesly. And whaddya know, John and Emily just so happen to get engaged shortly before the show kicks offs. I smell marketing ploy!
"Yes, it's all a publicity stunt!" she faux-revealed. "John and I are only doing this to crunch numbers. No, oh my god! Can you imagine? You're actually the first person to ask me about that, which must say so much about you!"
OK, OK, it's for real. So have they set a date for the big day?
"We don't know," she confessed. "We actually aren't sure yet. We're being uselessly unplanned about this. But I promise you will be the first to know. You will know before my mother."