16 Behind-the-Scenes Facts About “A Quiet Place” That Make It a Masterpiece


“A Quiet Place” is a horror film starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. Krasinski, who is most famous for playing Jim Halpert on NBC’s “The Office,” also co-wrote and directed the project.

The film revolves around two parents trying to keep themselves and their two children from being killed by aliens who use sound to hunt. The whole film is acted out in silence, and it garnered rave reviews at Sundance.

1. It’s all about the details

There are actual family photos of both John Krasinski and Emily Blunt (who are married in real life) and their children used throughout the film.

2. Once you pop…

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Early in the movie, you can see that most of the food from the store shelves is gone – except for the bags of chips since they make way too much noise to open/eat.

3. Authentic portrayal

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Millicent Simmonds, the brilliant young actor who plays Regan, the family’s deaf daughter, is actually deaf in real life. Krasinski actually insisted on a deaf actor for the part.

4. Different signs

Being deaf, Simmonds actually picked up on subtle differences between Krasinski and Blunt’s way of signing. In an interview with the Independent, Kransinski explained, “Millie pointed out that my character is very shut off and just wants to survive and his signing is very curt, it’s very small, it’s very immediate and direct. Emily’s character is all about, ‘We can’t just survive, there has to be beauty in the world. We have to give a life to our children.’ So she’s very warm and she’s bigger and she’s more affectionate in her signing.”

5. For crown and country

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Noah Jupe, the actor who plays the family’s son, Noah, is actually British – not that he or his fellow Brit on set, Emily Blunt, had many lines to potentially expose their accents.

6. Great references

Noah was…

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