When we heard that John Krasinski and Emily Blunt were making a movie together, we were so excited. They’re one of our favorite couples in Hollywood and we couldn’t wait to see them play a husband and wife team on the big screen. Now that we’ve seen their horror-slash-paranormal-slash-survival film, A Quiet Place, we love them even more.

Krasinski told us that A Quiet Place is a “love letter” to his two kids. The movie is basically his third child. He co-wrote it, directed it, and starred in it with Blunt. But even though Krasinski had Blunt in mind to play Evelyn from day one, he didn’t want to pressure her into doing it. We spoke with him about how she came to be part of the film.

“For so many reasons, doing it with Emily was monumental in my career and in my life,” Krasinski said. “The truth of the matter is I knew that she would be the best actress for the role, but I didn’t want to ask her to do it. I was so scared. So while I was rewriting the script, I had her only in mind, but I felt like me asking her to do it would go one of two ways. One, she would say no. That makes for a very awkward dinner conversation. Or two, she says yes, I’ll do it for you. Which would be actually worse for me.”

So when Blunt asked if she could have the role, Krasinski was elated.

And the story of how it all went down is pretty adorable.

We’re so glad that Krasinski and Blunt were on the same page.

A Quiet Place hits theaters on Friday, April 6th!