With 57 billion minutes watched on various streaming platforms, Office has created a passionate fan base and cemented its place in pop culture. John Krasinski has revealed a humiliating experience he had when auditioning for The Office.
Krasinski had an uncomfortable encounter during his audition for The Office, according to the New York Post. Krasinski remembered his difficult audition in Brian Baumgartner (who portrayed Kevin) and Ben Silverman’s new book Welcome to Dunder Mifflin: The Ultimate Oral History of The Office. In response to a query about whether he was nervous, Krasinski reportedly stated,
“I’m terrified for the person creating this show because, I mean, I just feel like Americans have such a track record of taking brilliant shows and ruining them.“
The man Krasinski was speaking with turned out to be Greg Daniels, the show’s creator. The actor goes on to say that he made the green vomit face before calling his manager and telling him, “I’m going to leave now.”