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First of all, John Krasinski was probably joking.
There are very few reasons that we can see, on the surface at least, as to why Emily Blunt isn't swooning on a daily basis over her husband's ridiculously ripped bod, which he whittled down to 5-percent body fat to play a Navy Seal turned CIA security contractor in his new movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.
But we can venture a guess as to why it's possible that, according to a comment John made on The Late Show last night, Emily "would prefer to have doughy guy back." (As if we would ever have described Jim Halpert as "doughy"! That was all Stephen Colbert.)
Not that Blunt would be the first to prefer the "before" version instead of the "after."
Chris Pratt, always a babe but not a fierce fightin' machine until he packed on the solid muscle for Zero Dark Thirty, has said that wife Anna Faris liked him, er...as we first got to know him on Parks and Recreation.
"I was like a great pet fat guy," Pratt said of his so-called doughier days in the May 2015 issue of GQ. "I think outwardly I was having more fun. I was more fun to be around, probably. That image that I was casting, to convince people that I was OK, was a really fun person to hang around. Now I have less fun."
Pratt added, "I think Anna is hedging her bets that one day I'll be fat again, and she'll say, 'Remember, honey, I always told you I preferred you this way.'"
The reason being not that she preferred to be the hot one, or that she didn't want other ladies fancying her man. Rather...she just wants someone to eat with! When actors are whipping himself themselves into crazy shape, you can imagine how fun date night is.
Her: Pasta Carbonara and a martini. Him: I'll just have the grilled, skinless chicken breast with a side of water, please.
"I put on weight because I'd fallen in love with a woman who loved to feed her man," Pratt also told Men's Health U.K. last summer. "We were drinking a lot of wine and having fun. I was her little Hansel out in the woods and she was fattening me up to put me in the fire. It was like Momma Bear and Papa Bear. She would eat a little bit, I would eat all of mine and the rest of hers."
And it sounds as though Hugh Jackman's missus of nearly 20 years, Deborra-Lee Furness, also prefers it when her husband isn't in a finicky state about his shape. Though considering how he looks pretty much all the time, those moments may be few and far between.
"It frustrates her more than anything," Jackman told Australia's Woman's Day a couple years ago. "It means I don't go out to dinner with her!"
But while we entirely believe the reason for her lament, we feel that the Wolverine star may have started having a little fun with his version of why Furness would rather he be not always in Sexiest-Man-Alive shape.
"Deb will tell you that she doesn't like it. She prefers me chubby because it makes her look better," he cheekily told Entertainment Tonight. "I don't know. I met her on a prison drama where I was pretty jacked in that, and I dare say we wouldn't be together if I hadn't met her with that body."
Somehow we imagine Hugh would have charmed her anyway, but who doesn't love to throw dietary caution to the wind and chow down with their significant other? Unless neither of you care about food, enjoying food together is...everything.
Emily Blunt—who also recently had to get into law-enforcement-grade kickass shape for Sicario, so she knows from sacrifice—probably just prefers it when her hubby's available for a casual pasta night.
But surely she loves John Krasinski any which way. We know that we certainly do!
Guess what? Chris doesn't like it when Anna goes too nuts in the fitness department either! Meant to be, these two...