John Krasinski thankful he missed out on Captain America role

by WENN February 10th, 2020, 10:09 am


John Krasinski is glad he missed out on playing Marvel superhero Captain America because he "wouldn't have done it as well" as Chris Evans.

The 40-year-old actor/director auditioned for the title role in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, but didn't score the role.

And since Evans has gone on to play the character, Steve Rogers, across the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in several movies, most recently Avengers: Endgame, Krasinski accepts it all worked out for the best.

"Well, I know I wouldn't have done it as well as Chris," he told Total Film magazine. "At least I get to see someone good do the role. I've actually talked to Chris about it."

He went on to reveal that if he had played Captain America, his hit movie A Quiet Place may never have happened.

"Not getting it is the freedom I've been afforded," John added. "Had I got it my directing and writing career never would have happened. Certainly A Quiet Place never would have happened had I got Captain America."