On Wednesday’s airing of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, actor John Krasinski confessed that he sobbed uncontrollably while watching wife Emily Blunt in her upcoming film Mary Poppins Returns for the first time. “It’s honestly one of the most beautiful films,” he told the talk show host.
The 39-year-old is a known softie when it comes to his family, flying 6,000 miles every weekend to see them when he was filming Jack Ryan and even admitting he’s watched Blunt’s The Devil Wears Prada over 70 times. And his reaction to her latest flick was just further proof of the duo’s love for each other.
“The first time I saw [the movie], they give you a tissue box in the screening room, and I thought, ‘Oh, that’s very nice. I don’t have a cold,'” Krasinski explained. “And they started screening the movie and 25 minutes into the movie, I stood up and went to the back of the room.” Confused, his wife asked, “Do you not like it? I’ve never seen this happen.”
Krasinski went on to say, “I was like, ‘I need anything to stop this crying!’ I was crying so much I blew through the tissue box in 20 minutes, had to go to the napkins, and then when I ran out of napkins it was all sweater.”
The former Office actor’s emotional response was much appreciated by Blunt, who recently joked about how underwhelmed 4-year-old daughter Hazel was by the film. She told Entertainment Tonight, “I love that, when guys cry. I think it’s a beautiful thing, [when they’re] not so tough.”
And while Krasinski might be crying, fans will have to wait until December 19 to shed their own tears, when Mary Poppins Returns comes out in theaters.