John Krasinski Ran Into Another Superhero While Auditioning for ‘Captain America’

by Jeremy Spirogis
John Krasinski Ran Into Another Superhero While Auditioning for ‘Captain America’

Though John Krasinski will at all times be regarded as the lovable Jim Halpert from NBC’s hit The Office, the actor is making fairly a reputation for himself as a screenwriter and director. With his field workplace smash The Quiet Place in 2018 and the sequel hitting theaters in March, Krasinski additionally manages to maintain busy by taking part in the title position in Amazon Prime’s Jack Ryan.

Now Krasinski is rumored to play Mr. Fantastic – aka Reed Richards – in Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Fantastic Four reboot. The Office alum has beforehand tried to hitch the blockbuster franchise when he tried out for the position of Captain America. Krasinski lately recalled auditioning to play the superhero when he stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

John Krasinski | Jason Mendez/WireImage

Previous rivalry

With the position of Captain America finally going to Chris Evans, Krasinski revealed that he and the Marvel actor had each grown up in neighboring cities outdoors of Boston, Massachusetts, and will have even competed in opposition to one another on the sector.

“We weirdly went to rival high schools at the same time. I think we might have played sports against each other but didn’t know,” Krasinski mentioned.

Auditioning for Captain America earlier than Evans was formally provided the half, Krasinski acquired to this point within the course of he was even given the chance to don the notorious superhero go well with. “Yes, I put on the suit,” he instructed Men’s Health in 2018. “Yes, I did the screen test. But I knew they’d offered it to Chris [Evans] like four times.”

Getting the information

The actor particularly remembered getting the fateful information on dropping out to Evans. “Eventually I got the call,” Krasinski mentioned, in line with Men’s Health. “‘Chris is engaging.’ And I used to be like, ‘Of course he’s! Look at that dude. He is Captain America!’ It’s the way in which I used to be introduced up—I’ve at all times been a realist and I respect the state of affairs. You can’t struggle in opposition to issues you’ll be able to’t management.”

Krasinski shared within the interview that regardless of dropping the half to Evans, he selected to maneuver ahead and even saved his night plans with spouse Emily Blunt.

“I remember we were on our way to a party for Emily’s birthday when I found out,” he shared. “I hung up the phone and [told her], ‘Yeah, it’s not me.’ She was like, ‘Do you want to cancel?’ And I said, ‘No, let’s go.’”

Run in with Thor

In his current look on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Krasinski revealed that he occurred to see a fellow actor from the Marvel franchise simply as he was suiting up.

“I was putting the suit on and I was halfway up, not wearing any other clothes other than this,” Krasinski mentioned, in line with UPI. “I was halfway up and I was like, ‘I think…’ Right at that moment, Chris Hemsworth walked by. He was like, ‘You look good, mate.’”

Despite Hemsworth’s praise, Krasinski felt a tad out of his league. “I was like, ‘Nope. You know what? It’s fine. We don’t have to do this. He was just like, jacked,” he instructed DeGeneres of Hemsworth.

“He was like, ‘You’re going to look great in that suit.’ I was like, ‘Don’t make fun of me, Hemsworth.’ I just walked away right there,” he mentioned jokingly. “No, I didn’t. I acted my heart out that day, and it didn’t work out.”

Though he didn’t land the a part of Captain America, Krasinski has actually achieved tremendous celeb standing together with his many different main roles. Plus, he’ll at all times dwell within the hearts of Office followers.

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