“Guys, that truly has completely blown my slicked hair back,” the actress joked onstage, also thanking her husband, co-star and the film’s director John Krasinski. “The entire experience of doing this with you has completely pierced my heart directly. You are a stunning filmmaker. I’m so lucky to be with you and to have done this film with you. Thank you for giving me the part. You would’ve been in major trouble if you hadn’t — so you didn’t really have an option.”
Backstage, Blunt continued praising Krasinski. “A lot of people were like, ‘You’re going to be divorced by the end of it.’ But we’re actually so much closer.”
The actress added that she got to see “behind closed doors” what directing a film “costs you emotionally and physically.”
“I’d like to think I’ll do it one day,” Blunt said. “Maybe one day.”
Blunt beat out Amy Adams in Vice, Margot Robbie in Mary Queen of Scots, Emma Stone in The Favourite and Rachel Weisz in The Favourite.
The 2019 SAG Awards were simulcast live on TNT and TBS from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles, with Megan Mullally serving as the show’s second-ever host.