More from the John Krasinski Files…

March 27, 2008 by  

John KrasinskiPlease excuse the self indulgence, but when your favorite TV actor has a leading role in a major motion picture, well, it’s cause to celebrate.

We’ve been celebrating John Krasinski here on before he was on most people’s radars and I’m not about to stop now, especially when there’s so much to talk about. And until I can land my own dream interview with the guy (a scenario which includes beer and a Red Sox game – I’m a simple gal), I’m just going to have to share those of others.

By Donna Freydkin, USA TODAY
NEW YORK — Scoring the lead in George Clooney’s third directorial effort, the football comedy Leatherheads?
Taking the Oscar winner on in a one-on-one game of basketball, for money?

Living proof of that is John Krasinski, who won a plum part in Clooney’s sports flick but lost a chunk of change to the actor/director while on location in North Carolina.

“It was like White Men Can’t Jump. I was like, movie stars can’t jump. This dude can’t play. And he Woody Harrelsoned me,” recalls Krasinski, 28. “I basically was conned there. He beat me handily.”

True enough, says Clooney, who gives Krasinski credit for being a gracious loser — to the tune of $2,000.

“He’s a really good athlete. He said, ‘I’ll kick your butt.’ I thought, he’ll take me because he’s younger and taller,” says Clooney, 46, who’s 5-foot-11. (Krasinski’s 6-foot-3.) “But I beat him straight up. And he paid right there, but I didn’t take his money.”

No hard feelings, though, Clooney says. “He put a basketball rim up at my house in Italy. He still comes to my house on Sundays and we still play — but not for money because he can’t afford it,” says Clooney. “He’s a good friend. He’s a guy’s guy. Couldn’t be more of a guy’s guy. He’s just fun.” (continue reading at USA Today)


18 Responses to “More from the John Krasinski Files…”

  1. lemoñadé on March 27th, 2008 11:17 pm

    Love all the Krasinskik love that is going on!

  2. Laura on March 27th, 2008 11:22 pm

    He smells like fresh baked cookies? He must use that Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar lotion – very cookiesque. 😉

    Thanks so much for posting this article – what a fun read! Just when you think you can’t adore this guy any more . . . boom!

    I cannot wait for “Leatherheads” next week! George and Renee were here in MN a few days ago promoting the movie. If only John would’ve been here, too, I would’ve definitely taken the time off from work to see them. But, alas, I’m sure he was busy at “The Office” – which is more important. :)

    Have a GREAT time back in L.A. at the premiere! I look forward to reading all about it (and hopefully seeing some pics!)

  3. Give Me My Remote on March 27th, 2008 11:26 pm

    I’m not going to the “Leatherheads” premiere…I wish. Nope, I just found out that I’m going to be in L.A. for it. I don’t have that kind of hookup.

  4. Becca on March 27th, 2008 11:31 pm

    Don’t apologize for posting this or anything else you want to on this site. I enjoy John Krasinski on the The Office but I’m not a fan like you are, but I still think you should never apologize for posting whatever you want to post. Unless I’m wrong I don’t think you get paid to keep GMMR going so you don’t have anyone to tell you what to do.

    I’m a new reader and just stumbled on your Buffy posts not too long ago. I’m glad you finally watched and thought it was good.

    I’ve been reading your older stuff which I’ve really been enjoying. Based on your recommendation I’m going to go out tomorrow and purchase the DVDs of Friday Night Lights. If you like it, I might like it too.

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  6. Emily on March 28th, 2008 2:15 pm

    I love me some John!

  7. J on March 28th, 2008 3:11 pm

    Sigh…….he is like a breath of fresh air. :)
    Note to self: If I run into him in LA or NYC…tell him I love the show and make it obvious its a pass ….sigh…..:)

  8. Faith on March 28th, 2008 6:34 pm

    he’s cute AND he smells like fresh-baked cookies? i’m in love. (=

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