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VIDEO: John Krasinski Recalls His Captain America Audition and Being Intimidated by Chris Hemsworth

John Krasinski recalls trying out for Captain America, where he was intimidated by Chris Hemsworth
John Krasinski recalls trying out for Captain America, where he was intimidated by Chris Hemsworth | YouTube / The Ellen Show

John Krasinski might be the cutest human being alive. The Office star appeared on The Ellen Show to discuss future projects, how adorable his and wife Emily Blunt's daughter is, and how he almost landed the role of Captain America.

Krasinski hilariously recalled the experience to Ellen, where he was also surprised by a muscular Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He explained:

"I was putting the suit on, and I was halfway up, and right at that moment, Chris Hemsworth walked by and he was like, 'You look good, mate!' I was like, ‘Nope! You know what, it’s fine, we don’t have to do this. Nope, we don’t.’"

"He was just jacked," Krasinski added. "He’s like, 'You’re gonna look great in that suit!' I was like, 'Don’t make fun of me, Hemsworth.'"

Of course, Chris Evans landed the role of Steve Rogers in the end. However, Krasinski's rejection ultimately led to him having the time and inspiration to work on A Quiet Place, which he directed, starred in, and co-wrote. The horror movie was a huge success, earning a fresh 95% Rotten Tomatoes, with the sequel due out March 20.

So losing a role is never fun, but without missing out on Captain America, Krasinski may never have had the chance to create the series of horror films.