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Emily Blunt won't play husband's love interest

Published 29/03/2016

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

Emily Blunt is hoping to take the stage with husband John Krasinski.

Emily Blunt has no desire to play her actor husband John Krasinski's love interest onscreen, insisting their chemistry is "not for public consumption".

Fans of the The Devil Wears Prada star and The Office alum have often asked the couple about plans to team up on the big screen, and, in a new C Magazine interview, Emily doesn't rule out the idea of working opposite each other - but she insists any future pairing will not include a romantic storyline.

"I think we would prefer it to be something where we’re not married or boyfriend and girlfriend," she explains. "Our chemistry is not up for public consumption. We’d like to do a play. That would be cool."

Emily and John, who is currently starring in Off-Broadway play Dry Powder opposite Claire Danes, briefly gave fans a preview of what a potential project would look like by making cameos in two comedy sketches for their friend and U.S. talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

In 2012, Emily played a young maiden and John her minstrel husband in a skit called Movie: The Movie, and last year (15), they starred as themselves in a sketch centred on The Kimmel School of Perfect Acting, in which comedian Jimmy instructed the two to act as if they were not married, a role playing exercise a "sad" Emily justified as a "sacrifice" for art.

Emily and John wed in Lake Como, Italy in 2010 after two years of dating. They are parents to two-year-old daughter Hazel, and the actress is pregnant with the couple's second child.

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