John Krasinski on ‘A Quiet Place’ and Why He Changed the Creature’s Design at the Last Minute

     April 4, 2018

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By now you’ve probably heard the chorus of people singing the praises about director/co-writer/star John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise when I tell you it’s as awesome as the buzz says. Krasinski has crafted one of the best horror films I’ve seen in a long time.

Unlike some movies that have a great creature with a bad story, or characters that you care about in a senseless situation, Krasinski has set up a world where you believe what the film is selling and you really care about the characters on screen. It also helps that ILM designed a kick-ass, original monster that will have you on the edge of your seat whenever it creeps out from the shadows.

a-quiet-place-posterLook, I could go on and on telling you how great this movie is, but all you need to know is if you want to have a great time at the movies and see something awesome, check out A Quiet Place this weekend. You’ll be happy you did. For more on the film watch the trailer here. A Quiet Place also stars Emily BluntNoah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds.

Last week I got to sit down with John Krasinski for an exclusive video interview. He talked about why A Quiet Place was such a personal film and a love letter to his kids, why he changed the look of the creature deep in post-production, why this was the tightest post-production schedule he’s ever worked on, if it was a challenge working with his wife, why he wanted the movie to feel like a western, and a lot more. In addition, since License to Wed, I’ve always talked Dunkin Donuts with Krasinski because we’re both from New England. Of course I had to bring it up in this interview…

Check out what John Krasinski had to say in the player above and below is what we talked about.

John Krasinski:

  • Is it true he moved to New York because Los Angeles, at the time, had no Dunkin Donuts?
  • Will he now move back to L.A. since Dunkin is back in the city?
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    Image via Paramount Pictures

    How he almost owned a Dunkin Donuts.

  • How everyone is telling him how great the film is.
  • On why A Quiet Place was such a personal film and a love letter to his kids.
  • Talks about designing the creature and how it changed very deep in post-production.
  • When exactly did they change it and did they ever think they didn’t have enough time?
  • What did he learn from screenings that impacted the finished film?
  • Reveals they only finished filming on November 1st, 2017 and this is one of the tightest post-production schedules ever.
  • Did he have a longer cut of the film?
  • Talks about the team he worked with like his Director of Photography, his editor, production designer and why he wanted the movie to feel like a western.
  • What was it like working with his wife?

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