It has come to our attention that John Krasinski is an expert at being charming. Not only does he seem to play the most irresistibly delightful characters imaginable (see: Jim on “The Office,” Ethan in “Something Borrowed,” Phone Operator in “The Muppets”) but he is equally, if not even more so, beguiling in person. And don’t even get me started on how freakin’ adorable and in love he and wife Emily Blunt are. It is too cute for words.
Being the inquisitive, truth-seeking journalist that I am, when I caught up with John recently to talk to him about his new save-the-whales movie “Big Miracle” (Spoiler alert: He plays a charming journalist!), I felt that it was my duty to try and get at the source of his success.
The actual question I posed to John, and by default to his “Miracle” co-star Drew Barrymore because she was seated next to him for the interview, was whether he could provide us with a detailed guide to being so consistently captivating.
“My guide? I’d think you’d have to call my mom and dad about that one,” John replied. “I think it’s just, I don’t know, I think, I don’t know how to say why I’m— thank you for saying I’m charming by the way— I think at the end of the day I just have a lot of fun doing this.
“It’s funny I’ve always had the analogy of a snow globe, that Hollywood is a snow globe,” he continued as Drew let out a giggle. “No, it’s true. If you shake it up, you can look at it and really enjoy it. But don’t ever go in. Don’t ever buy into it and be like, ’I deserve all of this!’ because it can go away at any time, so just have a lot of fun.”
Of course, Hollywood isn’t all fun and games—it can be downright intimidating sometimes. “Working with her is a pretty big deal,” John said of Drew. “I’m still nervous around her. When we first went to dinner, I was like, ’Oh my god, it’s Drew Barrymore,’ and then I saw you this morning and I was like, ’It’s Drew Barrymore!'”
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