One of the horror movies that conquered us in 2018 was ‘A quiet place’. The film, directed by John Krasinski, caused such a sensation that ‘A Quiet Place 2’ was soon commissioned, a sequel we should have seen by now and delayed its release due to the coronavirus.
One of the most distressing sequences in the film is when the Emily Blunt character has to give birth to a baby alone in a bathtub without making a sound.
Now speaking in the Variety special, Actors on Actors, Krasinski has acknowledged filming it in one take.”Rob Marshall, who directed Emily in ‘Mary Poppins’, told me that he would see her potential when he worked with her.
I told him that I already knew it, that I am his biggest fan and he said:’ No, until that you’re not in the room and she does what she knows how to do, you won’t know why your wife is such a good actress.
When it should have been for ‘A Quiet Place’.”I said ‘Corten’ and Emily went from the sheer pain of giving birth and the terror and fear of saying, ‘What is there to eat, fajitas? I think someone has said fajitas, ‘” Krasinski said.
One scene in particular was too disturbing for some of the crew members.
After showing a clip from A Quiet Place in which the Blunt character silently suffers from contractions in a bathtub, the star said some crew members found that scene too disturbing to watch.
Sometimes the horrors of childbirth are too much to bear, even for the creators of horror.
For the record, Blunt, who has two children with Krasinski, says: “I don’t think he could have done it in silence.” But, she says, as an acting experience it was unforgettable:
A quiet place is in theaters now.