John Krasinski knows he out-kicked the coverage by marrying Emily Blunt, but that doesn’t stop complete strangers from reminding him of it.
The 38-year-old actor joined Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” Tuesday night when he revealed a particularly funny experience with a London customs agent who couldn’t believe “The Office” star was married to the British beauty. Although, Krasinski didn’t find it too funny himself.
“I married up, and don’t I know it. Don’t I know it,” Krasinski said drawing laughter from the crowd. “They don’t have to tell me; the customs agent in London did.”
The actor was traveling to London to visit his wife on the set of “Mary Poppins” earlier this year when a customs agent decided to take a dive into his personal life.
“It was going great, the customs, the whole experience. And then I hit this guy who was about my age and he looked like he was ready to get a little surly with me,” Krasinski began. “He said, ‘It says here that you’re an actor. Would I know you from anything?’ And I went, ‘You know, we redid the U.K. version of The Office.’ Strike one! He was like, ‘Oh, you took what we did, perfect.’”
“And then he says, ‘Who are you visiting here?’ And I said, ‘My wife,’ and he says, ‘Oh, is she an actress? Would I know her?’ And I said, ‘I don’t know man, her name’s Emily Blunt.’ And he goes like this, ‘You? You? You married Emily Blunt? Go. Just go.’”
What a lovely welcome to London, right?
Not only is Krasinski married to Blunt, but he also stars alongside her in the new horror film “A Quiet Place” that just hit theaters.