Actor and filmmaker John Krasinski was interviewed by Playboy for their March/April issue, admitting that he was the “complete opposite” of a horror fan growing up. With the world premiere of horror film A Quiet Place– which he co-wrote, directed, and stars in alongside wife Emily Blunt- only four days away, Krasinski shared that parenthood is a key reason in his decision to tackle the genre.
“We’d just had our second daughter and, you know, I’m a super sensitive, emotional person, so I think I was probably wide-open when I read the script. The idea really triggered something inside me about protection and parenting, and I just thought maybe I could make it a metaphor for parenthood: the fact that no matter what, there will come a time when you don’t have control over what your kids do, what they say, what they think, and you just hope that the preparation was enough to get them through and they survive.”
“I saw all those movies when I was researching for A Quiet Place,” Krasinski stated. “They’re much more elevated and say so much more than just ‘Where do you put the camera to scare the person the most?'”
A Quiet Place premieres at South By Southwest on March 9th and can be seen in theaters everywhere on April 6th.