E! News' Sibley Scoles caught up with dad-to-be during the L.A. Film Festival's screening of The Hollars in Culver City, Calif., Friday. Emily, 33, was M.I.A. that night, but she'll be back on the red carpet before long. "She's going to come to some of the other events," John, 36, said. Married since 2010, the actors are parents to daughter Hazel Krasinski, 2. And with Baby No. 2 on the way, he gushed, "We're very excited." Their excitement is only growing, as Emily is due "soon-ish."
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Baby talk aside, John explained that fatherhood affected how he approached The Hollars. And how could it not? After all, he pulled triple duty as the film's director, producer and star. "You get more comfortable the more you do it. I directed a bunch of episodes of The Office. I directed a movie called Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, which was amazing. For me, it was a great experience. But for this one, I think, this was a really personal story," he said. "I had just had my daughter just before we started shooting the movie, so I think this idea of fatherhood became a whole lot more real than even when I read the script and fell in love with the script."
The dramedy follows a struggling graphic novelist (Krasinski) who returns home after his mother (Margo Martindale) is diagnosed with a brain tumor. Anna Kendrick, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Richard Jenkins, Josh Groban, Randall Park and Mary Kay Place round out the cast. "Whether you love your family or you don't, it's where we're from," Krasinski said of the characters' dynamics. "You can connect to this movie in that way."
The Hollars is in theaters Aug. 26.