On Monday, The Office alum stopped by Live with Kelly and Ryan and recalled filming some of the grueling scenes in A Quiet Place 2 with his wife Emily Blunt. In fact, one scene was so intense, John joked that it basically put their “marriage on the line.”
“There’s a scene where I put her in a car and—if you saw it in the trailer—she’s driving up the street,” he told hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. “All that is completely, totally real. And I realized as I was explaining to her all the things that are going to happen, like, ‘You’re gonna hit this pedestrian and then these cars are gonna cut you off. And then a bus is gonna come at you at 40mph.’ That’s all happening to her. And I realized, ‘Oh, my God. I just put my marriage on the line. I might end my marriage in this shot.'”
Despite her initial reservations, the Jack Ryan star joked that she was hooked to the A Quiet Place 2 storyline almost immediately. “She read the opening and she was like, ‘I’m in!'” John continued. “And I was like, ‘Great don’t read the rest. It’s really scary.'”
“I tried and she was very quick to tell me how bad it was,” he said. “Well, she—I was okay with her not thinking it was good. But then she told our kids it’s not good. So, now they laugh at me when I do it.”
Hear John’s best British accent in the video above!