Emily Blunt Likens Breastfeeding To A Tsunami: Parenting 2 Kids Is ‘A Zoo,’ Says ‘The Girl On The Train’ Star
Aside from her several acting commitments, Emily Blunt also have to prioritize parenting. The English actress, who has two daughters with husband John Krasinski, got candid about breastfeeding her newborn child Violet, who is just four months old.
"After we got home from the hospital, I didn't shower for a week, and then John and I were like, 'Let's go out for dinner,'" Blunt recounted in InStyle's November issue. "I could last only about an hour because my boobs were exploding. When the milk first comes in, it's like a tsunami." Regardless, the couple pushed through with their dinner plans just to prove to themselves that they could "feel normal for a second."
Blunt said that she and Krasinski are going through major transitions now that their 2 ½-year-old daughter Hazel is not the only child in the family anymore. "The Girl on the Train" star said that their brood is like "a zoo" now compared to when they only have one kid to take care of. Blunt also previously said that parenting Violet is more relaxed compared to Hazel's, Parent Herald reported.
According to Blunt, she and Krasinski don't have breaks now that there have two young kids. The 33-year-old actress, however, commended her husband for being the "most unbelievable daddy," adding that Krasinski prioritizes Hazel so the young girl won't miss Blunt too much now that she is focused on the newborn.
Krasinski's efforts are bearing positive results. Hazel has taken her big sister status well and, as Blunt put it, "fluctuates between complete disinterest and moments of sheer passion" when it comes to Violet.
Despite being consumed by their daughters, the couple makes it a point to make time for each other. Krasinski, 36, said that it is "important to preserve your relationship," People reported. The former "The Office" actor said that he and Blunt go out on at least one date every week without their children.
Blunt will play the titular character in Disney's "Mary Poppins Returns," which is set 25 years after the original 1964 flick. It was recently announced that Emily Mortimer will play the now grown-up Jane Banks in the film, while her younger brother Michael will be portrayed by Ben Whishaw, Variety reported. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Meryl Streep are also part of the cast.
Blunt told E! News that "Mary Poppins Returns" is a gift to her daughters, adding that they recently did a script workshop and she's currently learning the songs. Directed by Rob Marshall, "Mary Poppins Returns" is slated for a Dec. 25, 2018 release date in theaters.