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Emily Blunt Says Marriage to John Krasinski Helped Her Nail Director Role in “The Fall Guy” (Exclusive)

Blunt spoke to PEOPLE at the world premiere of 'The Fall Guy' at SXSW in Austin on Tuesday

<p>Kevin Mazur/Getty</p> Emily Blunt and John Krasinski at the 96th Annual Academy Awards on March 10, 2024 in Hollywood, California

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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski at the 96th Annual Academy Awards on March 10, 2024 in Hollywood, California

Emily Blunt is opening up about the benefits of being married to John Krasinski!

Speaking exclusively to PEOPLE at the world premiere of The Fall Guy at SXSW in Austin on Tuesday, Blunt, 41, shared how she was able to lean on her husband's life experiences to play director Jody Moreno in the movie.

“I am married to a director, I know what it's like to hold the tempest of the movie in your head and the pressures and being pulled in a million directions,” she tells PEOPLE about understanding her role in The Fall Guy, which is directed by David Leitch and adapted by Drew Pearce from the hit 1980s television drama of the same name.

“I liked her eccentricity, I liked her humanity. She was fun to me. I just loved her,“ she adds. "I like that we didn't do the sort of earnest, serious director. I was keen to show somebody in a situation where she was way over her head and yet she's incredible and talented."

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<p>Universal Studios</p> Ryan Gosling as Colt Seavers and Emily Blunt as Judy Moreno in 'The Fall Guy'

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Ryan Gosling as Colt Seavers and Emily Blunt as Judy Moreno in 'The Fall Guy'

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Blunt has been married to Krasinski, 44, since 2010. The couple share daughters Hazel, 10, and Violet, 7.

Speaking about her co-star Ryan Gosling, who was also present at the world premiere Tuesday, Blunt tells PEOPLE they “had the best time.”

“I mean he's just so easy peasy to be around,” she says. “He's a dream collaborator as well. And that idea of stretching a scene around to see the best idea that wins. He's so much fun. I just loved it, loved it. It was sad when it was over.”

Blunt’s world premiere comes after she attended the 2024 Oscars on Sunday with her parents Joanna and Oliver, who was also celebrating his birthday.

<p>Daniel Boczarski/Getty</p> Emily Blunt and Ryan Gosling at the SXSW premiere of 'The Fall Guy' presented by Universal Pictures at The Paramount Theater on March 12, 2024 in Austin, Texas

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Emily Blunt and Ryan Gosling at the SXSW premiere of 'The Fall Guy' presented by Universal Pictures at The Paramount Theater on March 12, 2024 in Austin, Texas

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“They were glowing. They just adored it,” she tells of her parents. “And I think, everyone sees the red carpet pictures and it all just looks so slick and like such a spectacle, but they got to see the chaos that goes on and the three days that lead up to getting you red carpet ready.”

“It was wonderful for them,” she adds. “They got to meet so many of my friends in the industry and they're fun. They stayed out till midnight.”

Blunt attended her first Oscars ceremony as a nominee after she was recognized for her supporting performance in the evening's Best Picture winner Oppenheimer.

She also appeared alongside Gosling, 43, at the Oscars telecast together to present a tribute to stunt performers. “I'm just happy we can finally put this Barbenheimer rivalry behind us," Gosling joked onstage.

Blunt noted it wasn’t much of a rivalry given Oppenheimer’s victories at the Oscars and beyond. "I think I've figured out why they called it Barbenheimer and didn't call it Oppenbarbie," Gosling responded. "You guys are at the tail end of it because you were riding Barbie's coattails all summer."

"Thanks for Ken-splaining that to me, Mr. I-need-to-paint-my-abs-on-to-get-nominated — you don't see Robert Downey Jr. doing that," Blunt joked.

The Hollywood stunt community, Gosling continued, has “been such a crucial part of our industry since the beginning of cinema.” Blunt called stunt performers "the unsung heroes" of the biz.

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