Capone talk the perils of family with THE HOLLARS director/star John Krasinski

Capone talk the perils of family with THE HOLLARS director/star John Krasinski

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Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. Actor John Krasinski told me outside of the interview below that when he came to Hollywood, he did so with his mother’s full support, but she also recommended that he give himself two years to find enough work to make a living, and if that didn’t happen, he should pursue other options. Two years passed, and although he managed to nabbed a few small roles in films (like KINSEY) and television series, it wasn’t enough to sustain a decent living. Deciding to wait out the small remainder of the year and then head back to his native Boston. And two weeks after his original two-week deadline, he booked the role of Jim Halpert on NBC’s “The Office,” where he remained for nine seasons. Krasinski told me this story as an example of how close and supportive his family has always been. Even so, he still saw a great deal of his family in the story of THE HOLLARS, his second film as a director (working from a screenplay by Jim Strouse, who also did PEOPLE PLACES THINGS and THE WINNING SEASON), about a dysfunctional family that has terrible communication, fights all the times, but still manages to hold it together and stay close. Krasinski managed to squeeze in a few film roles during his time on “The Office” and beyond, including parts in Christopher Guest’s FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION; Nancy Myers’s THE HOLIDAY and IT’S COMPLICATED; Bill Condon’s DREAMGIRLS; LICENSE TO WED;

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