John Krasinski Is Well Aware That He "Married Up" With Emily Blunt

A customs agent wouldn't let him forget it, according to the actor's hilarious story

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Though John Krasinski and Emily Blunt may be king and queen of your heart, somehow, that's not the case for everyone—and, apparently, those in the latter group are more than happy to inform Krasinski that his wife is well out of his league. During an appearance on The Tonight Show on Tuesday, the actor recounted an experience he had with a British airport customs agent who had a very (very) hard time processing the fact that Krasinski had married one of his country's brightest stars.

The 38-year-old launched into the story after mentioning his wife's name prompted massive cheers from the Tonight Show audience. "That reaction means I married up, and don't I know it," Krasinski quipped. He then launched into the story about going through customs on a trip to visit Blunt on the U.K. set of Mary Poppins Returns: "I hit this [customs agent] who was about my age, and he looked like he was ready to get a little surly with me. 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," Krasinski said. "He's like, 'Oh, you took what we did perfect.'"

Strike two followed immediately after, when Krasinski told the officer he was in town to visit his actress wife. "He said, 'Would I know her?' I said, 'I don't know, man. Her name's Emily Blunt?' He goes like this, he goes, 'You?!' and I went, 'Yeah,' and he goes, 'YOU? You married Emily Blunt?' And I go 'Yeah,' and he goes like this, 'OK, go. Just go,'" Krasinski recalled, miming the officer's hasty, angry passport-stamping.

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Krasinski, who married Blunt in Italy in July 2010 and shares daughters Hazel, 4, and Violet, 21 months, with her, became even more aware of how talented his wife was in the last year or so, as they filmed A Quiet Place together. "I think the scariest thing is that I didn't want to let her down. I was so moved when she said, 'You can't let anybody else do this movie. I have to do it,'" he told Playboy earlier this year. "It really was the best compliment of my career. I respect her and her choices and her class and her taste."

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