Filmmaker John Krasinski has had a prolific career. After his star turn as Jim Halpert on The Office helped launch his career, he has since remade himself as both a leading man and a strong voice behind the camera, with his title role in the Amazon Prime series Jack Ryan as well as his horror hit A Quiet Place. But the actor is seemingly still bitter about losing out on an iconic role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America, and now he's coming to collect on lost wages.
To celebrate his 40th birthday, Krasinski has started a campaign on Venmo to raise money for the non-profit organization Family Reach, which raises financial funds for families of cancer patients.
Alright getting into the afternoon here and this donation train keeps a rollin! Hey @ChrisEvans remember when you robbed me of the role of Captain America?... time to pay up? #JKbday @familyreach https://t.co/POUGm6qJRg— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) October 20, 2019
Evans, to his credit, took the opportunity to support the losing party in the Steve Rogers acting contest — because that's what Captain America would do.
"My agent called and said, 'They're going to go with Chris Evans,'" Krasinski said during an interview with Variety. "And I remember I said, 'Yeah, look at him. He's Captain America.'"
Krasinski said that Blunt offered to cancel their dinner plans after the casting was revealed, but he understood that the right man was selected for the job.3comments
"I said, 'It's Chris Evans. Of course, we're going to dinner,'" Krasinski explained.
Krasinski is currently working on the sequel to A Quiet Place, which is set to premiere in theaters on May 20, 2020.