ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — While he proved he can bulk up, as seen in the movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, John Krasinski says seeing super-buff Chris Hemsworth as Thor scared The Office alum away from playing Captain America.
Krasinski, who screen-tested for the part that eventually went to Chris Evans, revealed the news to Conan O’Brien Tuesday night, after admitting to being nervous that security-obsessed Marvel would come after him for spilling secrets.
“It was a big deal for me…because I love those Marvel movies,” the actor recalled. “They actually allowed me to wear the suit,” he added, miming getting dressed in Cap’s spangly uniform.
“I was putting on the suit, and I got right to my waist, I was still shirtless. I was feeling pretty good about myself — I wasn’t 13 Hours yet, but felt pretty good. And then all of a sudden, Chris Hemsworth walks by as Thor, and goes, ‘Hey, mate.’ And I was like, ‘I’m good,” Krasinski said, has he miming taking off his hero pants. “‘This is stupid. I’m not Captain America.'”
While he didn’t get the Cap gig, Krasinski will play a hero of a different kind in an upcoming Amazon series about Tom Clancy’s professor-turned-spy, Jack Ryan.
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