John Krasinski stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday to talk about his new horror movie “A Quiet Place” but he ended up being the one clutching the sofa in terror.
The 38-year-old wrote and directed the upcoming flick, which he also stars in alongside his wife, Emily Blunt. He told Ellen that he initially asked his wife for casting recommendations, and it wasn’t until she read the script herself that she said, “No one else can do this movie. I have to do it.” Krasinski called it “the greatest compliment of [his] career.”
In honour of the movie, which sees a family trying to survive in silence while being hounded by creatures that hunt via sound, Ellen challenged the actor to a staring contest. Things started well for Krasinski, who taunted the TV host by making goofy faces and touching her leg. However, things took a sudden turn after the surprise appearance of an iconic horror movie villain.
Watch Krasinski suffer the fright of his life in the clip below.
“Don’t wear light-coloured pants on ‘Ellen’,” Krasinski joked after the scare. “I’ll be crab-walking out of here.”
Monday’s interview also saw Krasinski address the rumours of the much-speculated reboot of “The Office,” the popular sitcom in which he played the lovestruck Jim Halpert.
He confirmed that he had heard the rumours “on the internet,” but that he hasn’t had an official call. “What does that say?” he joked. “NBC is like, ‘You know who we didn’t like? Jim.'”
When Ellen asked him if he would participate in a reboot, the actor responded, “Oh my god. Are you kidding? I would love to get that gang back together.”
“A Quiet Place” premieres at the South by Southwest Film Festival on March 9, 2018. It is scheduled for commercial release on April 6, 2018.