As an actor in Hollywood, John Krasinski knows you can’t win them all, and sometimes that’s a good thing. Krasinski opened up in an interview with Variety about losing out on the part of Captain America to fellow actor Chris Evans.
Krasinski says he learned about the missed opportunity on his wife, Emily Blunt’s, birthday.
My agent called and said, ‘They’re going to go with Chris Evans and I remember I said, ‘Yeah, look at him. He’s Captain America.’
When Blunt suggested cancelling dinner, Krasinski balked at the idea, saying:
It’s Chris Evans. Of course we’re going to dinner.
The ease with which Krasinski was able to walk away from the part may have stemmed from a run in with Chris Hemsworth who portrays Thor. Krasinski told the story to Conan O’Brien saying:
When they asked me to test they actually allowed me to put on the suit. I was on a set, it was all very interesting. The only bummer of it was I was putting on the suit, just watching it like ‘This is so amazing,’ and I got to right about my waist, I was still shirtless, feeling pretty good about myself. I wasn’t ’13 Hours’ yet but I felt pretty good and all of a sudden Chris Hemsworth walks by as Thor and he’s like ‘Hey mate,’ and I went ‘I’m good. This is stupid. I shouldn’t. It’s okay, I’m not Captain America. It’s fine.
— Variety (@Variety) July 24, 2018
Fans had other suggestions for Krasinski.
— Let's talk Hawkgirl (@TalkingHawkgirl) July 25, 2018
— BIJAN AMIR. (@bijxnamir) July 25, 2018
Hope he get's to play MCU Mr. Fantastic
— Jay (KH/JoJo) (@TheWireSopranos) July 24, 2018
He'd make a good Mr. Fantastic.
— Jake (@mauchline442w) July 25, 2018
I’m just putting this out there so there’s a record I can RT later when I’m right: John Krasinski and Emily Blount as Reed and Sue in the FANTASTIC FOUR reboot.
Thanks, carry on.
— Matt Scalici (@MattScalici) July 27, 2018
Of course there is this way to look at it.
That sucks, but who knows if he had gotten that role, we might not have gotten the quiet place. I love that movie.
— cooper (@chellycooper) July 24, 2018
Some folks are still holding out wishing it to be true.
I’m not gonna lie, I wish Chris Evans didn’t beat John Krasinski in getting the part of captain America. Just imagine Jim from the office as Captain America
— Frankie (@Frankie_A97) July 27, 2018
So I just saw on the E! Instastory that John Krasinski auditioned to be Captain America, and now I am dying for him to be a superhero! Please, Marvel, PLEASE!
— Kellie Ann Lilly (@mrskellielilly) July 26, 2018
With his new film A Quiet Place and the upcoming Amazon series Jack Ryan, Krasinski must be plenty busy.