John Krasinski stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, and when Ellen asked him about his much-discussed audition to play Captain America back in the day, John had an absolutely AMAZING story to tell.
According to John, Marvel asked him to come audition long before Chris Evans had been offered the role:
The truth is, they hadn't offered it to [Chris] yet, so they were like, "Let's see who else is out there before we offer it to Chris Evans." And um, I went in and I tested for Captain America.
And John says the audition was fun — until it came time to put on Captain America's iconic skintight suit.
"This is a true story. I was putting the suit on, and the [costume] guy was like, 'This is really momentous.' And I said, 'Yes.'"
"And I was putting the suit on, and I was halfway up — not wearing any clothes other than this — and [the suit] was halfway up," John said, miming himself trying to get the suit past his hips.
"And right at that moment, Chris Hemsworth walked by, and he was like, 'Ya look good, mate.'
And I was like, 'Nope. You know what, it's fine. We don't have to do this,'" Krasinski recalled, miming taking off the suit.
"He was just, like, jacked! He was like, 'You're gonna look great in that suit.' And I was like, 'Don't make fun of me, Hemsworth.'"
"So I just walked away right there," he joked. "No, I didn't. I acted my heart out that day. And it didn't work out, so."
Of course, Krasinski would later go on to get super buff himself for his role in 13 Hours...so maybe Marvel might call him back with another offer soon???
You can watch John break down the full hilarious audition story below:
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