John Krasinski has shared how Captain America put a real dampner on Emily Blunt’s 27th birthday, as it’s the day he found out that he’d lost out on the role to Chris Evans.
It is a little known fact that Chris Evans declined the role of Captain America three times, before he accepted it.
He was concerned about the sudden fame, and the impact it would have on his friends and family.
That is why many other actors were considered for the role of Steve Rogers, and, among them, was John Krasinski, who was just making a name for himself.
Other actors who were offered the role were: Sam Worthington, Will Smith, Garret Hedlund, Channing Tatum, Scott Porter, Mike Vogel, Sebastian Stan, Wilso Bethel, Chad Michael Murray, Michael Cassidy, Chance Crawford, Derek Theler and Jensen Ackles.
Alexander Skarsgard, Kellan Lutz and Ryan Phillippe did the audition for the role, but they never made the shortlist.