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Why John Krasinski decided to make ‘A Quiet Place Part II’

A look at why there’s a second film

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John Krasinski in “A Quiet Place.” Krasinski, also the director, set up easter eggs for a third film.

John Krasinski plays Lee Abbott in “A Quiet Place.” Director John Krasinski explains why there’s a second film.

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Director John Krasinski recently explained why he decided to make “A Quiet Place Part II” — and it has to do with one of the main characters.

Krasinski said he and Emily Blunt decided to make a second film because of Millicent Simmonds, who plays the daughter of Lee and Evelyn Abbott in the film, according to Yahoo! Entertainment.

Krasinski said Simmonds proved to be a strong actress who could carry a film.

  • “When John and I first started talking about it, that was always the aim,” Blunt said. “This really should become the kids’ story, in particular Millicent’s story. She’s not only such a powerhouse of an actress, she can carry (a movie). She’s so arresting to watch, and we’d be continuing the idea of somebody with a disability who becomes this weapon for the world.”
  • Krasinski added: “She’s the continuation of my story. Emily feels this one is even more personal to me than the first, which is insane.”

Funny enough, Simmonds said she had no idea why Krasinski wanted to make the film.

  • “I knew it was a love letter to his children,” she told Yahoo! Entertainment through an interpreter. “It’s really an honor to be a part of that.”

All of that aside, Krasinski doesn’t know if anyone will see the sequel film, though.

“I have no idea what’s going to happen with the box office,” he told The New York Times. “What’s most important to me is that if you want to see this movie, I’m going to show it to you.”

“Talk to me three months after release and I’ll be like, ‘What happened? Why did I say any of that?’”

The original “A Quiet Place” earned $188 million in U.S. box office numbers in 2018. The movie also earned $50 million during its opening weekend, too, according to Box Office Mojo.