John Krasinski Reveals Why He Never Has 'Dad Guilt' When Traveling for Work (Exclusive)

The actor and dad of two appeared on the 'Pop Culture Moms' podcast and discussed parenting with wife Emily Blunt

<p>Frazer Harrison/BAFTA LA/Getty</p> John Krasinski and Emily Blunt attend The BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party on January 5, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

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John Krasinski and Emily Blunt attend The BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party on January 5, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

John Krasinski knows the importance of having a good partner in parenting.

In an exclusive preview of the latest episode of the Pop Culture Moms podcast shared with PEOPLE, the actor and dad of two, 44, spoke with co-hosts Andie Mitchell and Sabrina Kohlberg about whether he has any "dad guilt" when away from his two daughters, Hazel, 10, and Violet, 7, whom he shares with wife Emily Blunt, 41, when traveling for work.

"The fact that it's dad guilt versus mom guilt is the beauty of being married to someone like Em," Krasinski says of his actress wife. "There is no mom or dad guilt. It's us, you know, as a family, we're all in it together."

"But I will say that it's difficult. And we've had many conversations with our kids, first and foremost being that when we have to go away for work, there are some people who don't geographically go away, but their parents' jobs take them away till 8 p.m. or 10 p.m. or you go on business trips over the weekend," he continues. "So we're all in it together, just in different aspects as parents."

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<p>Taylor Hill/Getty Images</p> Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

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Krasinski explains that he tries not to look at it as guilt, but rather as a way to show his kids how hard work pays off.

"When they see why you go away is because it's something you love, then that'll inspire them to do the most important thing, I think, which is whatever they decide to do in their lives, just love it," the proud dad says. "And if you love it, then you get to have experiences like Emily and I get to have, and that would be the biggest bonus of going away all the time for work."

In May, The Office alum spoke with PEOPLE about how he found the inspiration for his new movie IF. Krasinski recalled being at home and watching his daughters “disappear into a magical world that we, as parents, aren’t allowed into,” he said. “I said to Emily, ‘That would make an amazing movie.’”

<p> Gotham/GC</p> John Krasinski, Emily Blunt and their two daughters


John Krasinski, Emily Blunt and their two daughters

Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. “They started doing fewer imaginary games, and they started to let the real world in. They started asking bigger questions and then finally said, ‘Are we going to be okay?’ ” he continued.

“I said to Emily, ‘That’s kind of the definition of growing up, isn’t it? When you let fear in?’ I thought, ‘I have to do this movie right now to show them that magical world they created, they can go back.' " added Krasinski.

Krasinski shared that his daughters were even involved in the process as he developed the different characters.

“I was just sketching all the IFs as I was writing and I would show them. I’m a terrible artist, so then once I started interfacing with real artists and talking about how it would really look, they got really excited,” he said.

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