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Father of the Year John Krasinski Flew 6,000 Miles Every Weekend to See His Family While Filming ‘Jack Ryan’

Krasinski would leave filming on Friday and be back by Sunday night every week.


During the Friday night premiere of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan in Los Angeles, California, John Krasinski told PEOPLE that even when he was filming the show, he would fly almost 6,000 miles to go see his wife and two children in London every weekend. Krasinski is married to actress Emily Blunt who was filming Disney’s reboot of Mary Poppins at the exact same time.

For Krasinski, it’s important that his two young daughters, Violet, 2, and Hazel, 4, both get the benefit of having a concrete home base. So when Krasinski and his wife were both filming, their daughters lived with Blunt while Krasinski racked up some serious frequent flyer miles.

“Family for me, it’s a non-negotiable thing,” Krasinski said. “So if I’m honest, I was shooting 6,000 miles away from them, and I flew back every single weekend.”

Krasinski is known for being a pretty great dad who does not let his family take the backseat to his career. Hell, he even wrote and directed the highly acclaimed horror film A Quiet Place in which he and Blunt play a married couple who have to move in total silence to save their child from a monster that hunts using sounds. Interestingly, the whole thing was actually a metaphor for the anxiety of parenting.

Regardless of the nonstop flying and the mounting pressures of family life, you won’t hear Krasinski complaining too much.

“I think that there’s nothing you can complain about in this business, you know what I mean?” he continued. “We are all so lucky to be doing what we’re doing. If there’s one thing that’s a bummer, it’s that you spend time away from your kids. But guess what, a lot of people spend time away from their kids. So for me, I think we’re all living in a fantasy camp. So I’m not going to be the first one to complain.”