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“Is that you? That’s not you”: Doctor Strange 2 Actor John Krasinski Claims His Kids Refuse to Acknowledge Him as an $80M Rich Hollywood Mega-Star

"Is that you? That's not you": Doctor Strange 2 Actor John Krasinski Claims His Kids Refuse to Acknowledge Him as an $80M Rich Hollywood Mega-Star

When he is not busy stealing identities or manifesting bears, beets, and Battlestar Galactica, John Krasinski is out there saving the universe one franchise at a time. The Office star’s most short-lived but biggest role to date has been as Mister Fantastic in MCU Phase Four multiversal film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness where he plays the smartest Reed Richards variant from Earth-838. However, with a stellar career that comprises projects like A Quiet Place, Jack Ryan, and The Office in his resume, the actor’s kids may be the ones to give the global star some reality check after all.

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt

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John Krasinski Gets a Reality Check From His Daughters

It is seldom the case that a star as ubiquitously recognized as John Krasinski would have trouble proving his identity to his own children. In fact, one of the most common problems of the generation born into Hollywood is their constant lifestyle under the spotlight of fame and media. However, in a comical turn of events, Krasinski’s daughters, currently 6 and 8 years old, have a hard time believing that the man they call their father is actually a renowned Hollywood megastar.

On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, John Krasinski recently recounted his daily hurdle of having to prove himself to his oldest daughter and how it all began on a car ride home. When faced with the question, “So what’s the deal with this ‘Office’ thing?” from his eldest daughter, Krasinski’s wife, Emily Blunt came up with the idea of playing the series pilot for the family. In hindsight, that was the beginning of all his troubles. Having decidedly declared that Jim Halpert is not played by John Krasinski, the latter’s daughter went on to reassure her father, “The guy looks a lot like you though.”

John Krasinski in The Office
John Krasinski in The Office

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The situation continues in its comical absurdity when a fan encounter, in the presence of Krasinski’s eldest daughter, made the latter even more convinced that somehow the two know each other from work, having misinterpreted the phrase, “John! From the Office!” The confusion that followed made her realize that Emily Blunt must have married an accountant out of charity. Perhaps Jim should have listened to Dwight when the latter told him identity theft wasn’t a joke, after all.

John Krasinski’s Diversely Beautiful Hollywood Career

During his tenure in the industry since his early 20s, John Krasinski made a name for himself as a regular on the long-running mockumentary series, The Office. After a widely acclaimed stay at the show, Krasinski went on to dominate the screens as the titular hero in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan in which he plays the brilliant CIA analyst turned field operative in the Amazon Prime Video series. Krasinski’s intense presence throughout the action-espionage drama and gritty onscreen deliveries made him an instant fan favorite and one of the most in-demand stars of Hollywood.

John Krasinski
John Krasinski at A Quiet Place: Part II World Premiere

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The actor soon branched out into aspects of the industry that challenged his potential as a director when he took charge of the sets of A Quiet Place. Also serving as the lead male protagonist, the film quickly made The Office star infamous for giving substance to a vision that was subtle in its building horror, didn’t rely on screams and jump scares for credit, and placed a family and their fight for survival against surmounting odds at the center of the film. Most recently, Krasinski was fancast as Mister Fantastic in Doctor Strange 2 and his portrayal of the Fantastic Four character was received with unanimous praise and demand for a revival in future Marvel multiversal films.

The Office is available for streaming on Peacock.

Source: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.