Justin Theroux met Emily Blunt's new baby, three-month-old Violet, while they were in New York City yesterday promoting their new movie The Girl On the Train.

Theroux admits he was nervous about seeing the little one (she's the second child for Blunt and John Krasinski) for the first time. "I was worried when she handed the child to me it was going to recognize my voice as the one yelling at her the entire movie," he told me. "It went fabulously good. The baby did not cry."

In the Tate Taylor-directed adaptation of the best selling novel of the same name, Blunt plays an alcoholic who is having a hard time accepting that her ex-husband (Theroux) is happily remarried and now a father. She eventually entangles herself in the investigation into the disappearance of her ex's nanny.

Theroux's infant daughter in the movie was played by a set of twins, who didn't exactly bond with Jennifer Aniston's hubby. "He's normally known as the baby screamer," Blunt said, adding, "But he actually was the baby whisperer [with Violet] and Violet threw him a bone and decided to be sweet."


Considering Blunt is playing a hardcore alcoholic in the film, she wasn't her usual beautiful self. "I looked like s--t," she said.

So much so that  Krasinski described her as a "ghoul."

Blunt was actually pregnant with Violet when they shot the movie. "It's physical playing a drunk," she said. "I hadn't anticipated how physical it was and the focus needed to portray it in a truthful way...I think my fragile state helped it."

Theroux was the first of her co-stars to know she was expecting. Blunt didn't tell Luke Evans until just before they shot a horrifying scene in which he physically assaults her. "She gave me a little cuddle and said, 'Let's get through this! It's going to be fine,'" Evans remembered. "And then she said, 'Just so you know, I'm four months pregnant.'"

The Girl on the Train is in theaters on Oct. 7. The cast also includes Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Luke Evans, Edgar Ramírez, Allison Janney, Laura Prepon and Lisa Kudrow.

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