John Krasinski cried watching Emily Blunt play Mary Poppins for a very sweet reason

This is lovely.

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This is lovely.

Ever since it was announced that a Mary Poppins sequel was in the works, we have been counting down the days till its official release – and finally we have just days to wait.

Luckily, we already know that Emily Blunt is going to be the Mary Poppins of our dreams. How? Because of her husband John Krasinski’s reaction of course.

Spoiler alert - he cried uncontrollably, with Emily Blunt even joking that ‘he’s still crying now’.

‘It’s honestly one of the most beautiful films,’ John enthused on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, going on to recall his emotional reaction.

‘The first time I saw [the film], they give you a tissue box in the screening room, and I thought, “Oh, that’s very nice. I don’t have a cold,”’ he explained. ‘And they started screening the movie and 25 minutes into the movie, I stood up and went to the back of the room.’

A confused Emily reportedly asked if he didn’t like the film, to which John recalled, ‘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.’

Emily Blunt at The Girl on the Train premiere

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‘I love that, when guys cry. I think it’s a beautiful thing, [when they’re] not so tough, yeah!’ Emily explained. ‘Ben Whishaw’s first song is so gorgeous when he’s talking about the loss of his wife. I think he sort of cried from then onwards, you know.’

She continued: ‘He’s still crying now. He kept saying, “What’s happening to me?” when he was watching it.’

As if we needed another reason for Emily Blunt and John Krasinski to be couple goals.

Mary Poppins Returns comes to cinemas on 19th December.

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