Cillian Murphy was so impressed with John Krasinski’s work on A Quiet Place he wrote him a gushing fan email – but never sent it.
The Peaky Blinders actor now stars in the film’s sequel and reveals he told his director all about the correspondence he was too embarrassed to send when filming began.
“I saw it in the cinema with my two sons,” Cillian tells WENN. “It knocked me out emotionally. It ticks all the horror-thriller boxes.
“I remember being in the cinema with my two boys and it was not a passive viewing experience; they were really into watching it.
“After I saw the movie I was so blown away by it I had to write to John Krasinski, because I didn’t know him and I hadn’t worked with (wife) Emily (Blunt) before. I was just big fans of both of them. I wrote this email to John saying how much I enjoyed the film and congratulating him on it. Then I chickened out and I never sent it! I was like, ‘You don’t need to be doing that. He’s a busy man. He doesn’t need to hear from some actor!’
“Then, like a year or so later, he called me up and asked me if I was interested in the second one. I said, ‘Man, I was gonna send you an email’, so it was a lovely sort of serendipity or simpatico that he was thinking of me for that part.”