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The sweet reason why John Krasinski believes Emily Blunt should play Bond

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Susan Devaney
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Actor John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have shown, once again, how supportive they are of each other’s careers and life choices. 

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are, without a doubt, one of our favourite celebrity couples – not least of all because they always treat one another as equals.

So it should come as no surprise that Krasinski wants to see his wife play the role of the first female James Bond.

“I think a woman Bond would be amazing … They just did it on Doctor Who and people went ballistic [with excitement],” Krasinski told the Evening Standard.

“Emily would be an amazing Bond. Would she do it? I don’t know. But I would love to see her do it. I love to see her do anything, but the Bond franchise for me is so [great].”

If Blunt – who’s starred in big film hits such as The Devil Wears Prada and The Girl On The Train – were to be cast as Bond she’d be the first female 007, taking on the role from Daniel Craig. 

The couple, who’ve been married for almost a decade now, recently worked, for the first time together on Krasinski’s film, The Quiet Place. In it, the duo plays an onscreen couple – with Blunt playing a no-nonsense mother, a character she instantly connected with.

“All my stuff is all these strong women. I hadn’t thought about it, and I remember Emily said ‘what I love about it is the fact that you don’t know, because that means it is so inherently you’,” Krasinski explained, confirming that interesting female characters are essential to his writing.

He continued: “Female empowerment is vital, it’s a must, it’s not a thing you’ve got to be aware of, it’s an obvious must. Women are as heroic — and in my case much more heroic — than men, so I love doing it [creating those characters].”

And Krasinski is the first to admit that he’d be first in line to creatively collaborate with his wife again.

“I would do everything with Emily. She was just so incredibly supportive with the script and had ideas of how to shoot, and on set with such a great energy. She is the best person to work with.”

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