“Being around little ones during the pandemic was such a saving grace because they would just be bouncing around the house, and your job is to protect them from what is happening and make sure their life remains joyful,” she told the publication. “That was a pretty great lifeline for John and me during the pandemic, for sure.”
While Blunt and Krasinski have not shied away from displaying their affection for each other—especially when they promoted their movie A Quiet Place in 2018—the actors are pretty low-key when it comes to revealing information about their family.
“Pics of kids should only come direct from parents,” Krasinski wrote back in 2014, three months after his first daughter was born, alongside the first official photo of his baby girl. “So I’m thrilled to introduce you guys to Hazel!!!”
Since then, both parents have largely kept photos of their children off social media. However, Blunt did reveal two years later she was annoyed that Hazel was developing an American accent. “Hazel had my accent for a really long time and would say things like ‘water’ [in a British tone], which I was really proud of,” Blunt told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. “And then the other day she goes [in a whiny American accent], ‘Can I have some water?’ I was like, ‘Nooo!’”
Last we heard—before any kind of lockdown—Blunt was working on teaching her daughters empathy. “I encourage empathy in my kids and embracing differences and not being scared of them, or teasing people for them, you know?” she told Marie Claire back in February. “Making mistakes, or feeling like you have something that causes you to make mistakes, is a good thing. It’s how you learn, and it’s how you grow.”
As for what life at home looks like for the family now, it’s probably not all that different than yours. “We watched The Crown in three days, and then we were bereft,” Blunt told People. “That’s the other thing about the pandemic: how lost and broken you feel once your favorite show has ended. Like, what should I do with my life now?”