A Quiet Place, directed by John Krasinski and starring Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe, tells the story of a family forced to live in utter silence. You talk, you knock something over, you make the slightest sound — you die.
SYFY WIRE spoke with Blunt — best known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and for her upcoming stint as the titular character in 2018's sequel to Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins Returns) — about her time onboard one of the most buzzed-about horror films of the year ahead of its premiere.
Part heartwrenching family drama, part monster movie, A Quiet Place drops its four characters into an adrenaline-fueled world where even the slightest sneeze spells death. Blunt's character Evelyn finds herself in the most impossible situation of all as she counts down the days until she gives birth. And, just as Blunt points out in our interview, giving birth isn't exactly a quiet affair... and infants aren't too great at keeping their cries under control.
"This was such a close-to-home character for me," Blunt says. "It was very personal to me to play this part. What she wants for her children is what I want and what she believes in is what I believe in... The line between me and this character became kind of blurry. So some scenes were more traumatic than others."
Watch our interview with Emily Blunt below to discover whether or not Blunt could survive in this world, and her thoughts on horror films and My Little Pony. A Quiet Place premieres in theaters on April 6.