When the Office alum, 36, stopped by the Today show on Thursday, August 25, coanchor Matt Lauer questioned whether this stat was really accurate. “Yeah, I might have been lying,” Krasinski said. “It might be over 100.”
“I think I saw a good 50 of them before I ever met Emily,” he continued. “So what you’re getting on camera is … you’re getting a confession that I was her stalker, and I somehow pulled off a wedding.”
The Hollars actor saw the movie for the first time by chance because the superhero flick he was trying to see was sold out, and The Devil Wears Prada had gotten good reviews. “We said, ‘Oh, this movie, I’ve heard it’s pretty good. It’s got the word ‘devil’ in it — real masculine. Let’s get in there,’” he recalled. “And then we saw it, and I remember at the end, I thought it was one of the best movies I’d ever seen. But I also didn’t want to betray my feelings to my buddy, so I was like, ‘What did you think?’ as I was wiping away tears. He’s like, ‘It’s pretty good.’”
Krasinski acted like he wasn’t that impressed, but he remembered thinking, “Oh, my god! I’m going to see it twice today.”
He also told a story about how Blunt, 33, almost caught him watching the fashion flick at the beginning of their relationship. “A week or two into dating, she popped by my house to say hi,” he said. “I was watching it because it was on TV. She opened the door, and I flicked the channel so fast I think she thought I was watching something inappropriate.”
It wasn’t until later that he let his wife in on his Devil Wears Prada obsession. “It all worked out,” he said.
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