Emily Blunt’s kids, who she shares with husband John Krasinski, don’t seem to find her A-list status particularly exciting.
The actor said Harper’s Bazaar UK In an interview published Wednesday, she said daughters Hazel, 9, and Violet, 7, tend to disconnect when they spot their mother on a billboard or screen.
“When I see myself on a billboard, I completely distance myself from it … I’m like, ‘Who is that?'” she said. “And I can imagine my kids doing the same thing — they might say, ‘Oh, there’s mom,’ but it’s not exciting for them. The exciting thing for them is when I can pick them up from school and go swimming with them.”
Blunt then discussed some of the challenges of balancing work and raising children, saying that it can be “tough” for her daughters when she’s away for work and that she makes a point of staying no longer than two weeks to be gone in one go.
“There are cornerstones of Girls’ Day that I don’t want to compromise on — like, will you wake me, take me to school, pick me up, and put me to bed?” she explained. “And I just want to be able to say: yes, yes, yes. It’s a great relief for me to be able to do that.”
Blunt, who stars in the upcoming movie Oppenheimer, has previously opened up about her daughters’ nonchalant attitude towards their careers.
The actor said E! News last year that while the kids have seen some of her and Krasinski’s projects, they aren’t keeping up that much with their work.
“They don’t actually want to see us on screen,” she said at the time. “You have a responsibility to us as parents. So it’s not that they don’t rush to see me in a movie, which keeps you humbled.”
Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer is set to hit theaters on July 21.