‘The Office’: Why John Krasinski Turned Down Auditioning to Play Dwight Schrute

by Jeremy Spirogis
John Krasinski as Jim Halpert, Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute on

The technique of John Krasinski getting on The Office had just a few awkward moments. One of them was that he turned down the possibility to audition to play Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson.) Find out how the NBC casting director responded to it and one other awkward second that might have saved him from getting forged on the present.

John Krasinski nearly ruined his probability to get on ‘The Office’

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Krasinski revealed that he nearly ruined his probability to get on the present by being actually sincere with govt producer, Greg Daniels. That’s as a result of he was like many individuals who cherished the unique present and was skeptical about an American model.

“This guy sits in front of me with his salad and people are coming in and out and he goes, ‘Are you nervous?’” Krasinski advised the Huffington Post. “And I was like, ‘You know, not really. You either get these things or you don’t.’”

He then revealed what he was nervous about in the case of the challenge. “What I’m really nervous about is this show,” Krasinski advised the person. “It’s just I love the British show so much and Americans have a tendency to just really screw these opportunities up. I just don’t know how I’ll live with myself if they screw this show up and ruin it for me.”

The actor then revealed what the person mentioned subsequent. “He’s like, ‘My name’s Greg Daniels, I’m the Executive Producer,’” Krasinski mentioned. “And I was like [vomit noise]. I actually threw up in my mouth.”

He turned down auditioning to play Dwight Schrute

John Krasinski as Jim Halpert, Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute on 'The Office'
John Krasinski as Jim Halpert, Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute on ‘The Office’ | Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images through Getty Images

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The actor was requested to audition because the beet farmer first. However, he handed it up for a cause.

“I was offered to come in and audition as the role of Dwight and I was so excited,” he advised the co-hosts of the Office Ladies podcast. He mentioned he didn’t have any cash when he had a gathering the place he was advised one thing referred to as The Office was coming.

“They said you’re going in for the role of Dwight and I had been a huge fan of the British show and I was like ‘I don’t know man. That’s not…I don’t know if I’m right for that role,’” he mentioned. “And so I weirdly had no idea what I was thinking I said, ‘You know what, I read the pilot.’ And I said, ‘I want to put my best foot forward. Let me know when they’re casting Jim.’ And I remember the response from the NBC casting director to my manager at the time was ‘No, but honestly who does he think he is?’”

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Five weeks later they referred to as again letting him know that they have been auditioning for Jim. He flew from New York to L.A. to audition and he actually hit it off with Jenna Fischer of their display take a look at.

Both of them have been rooting for one another to get their future roles. Once Krasinski was advised he obtained the position of Jim he instantly requested if Fischer obtained the position of Pam. He was advised that was the very first thing she requested when she obtained the excellent news of getting on the present too.

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