John Krasinski Could've Been Captain America, Then Chris Hemsworth's Muscles Happened

Can't compete with Thor.

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When The Office guy-next-door John Krasinski packed on 25 pounds of muscle to play a Navy SEAL in 13 Hourshe made everyone's jaws drop:

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That's a body that looks like it could belong to a superhero―and it almost did. Last night on Conan the actor revealed he did a screen test for Captain America, the character now played by Chris Evans. The self-proclaimed Marvel fan said it was a "big deal" and even got to wear the famous suit and shoot on a set. The one thing that deterred him? Seeing Chris Hemsworth a.k.a. Thor's body.

He explains, "I was putting on the suit like, 'this is so amazing!' and I got right to my waist. I was still shirtless, feeling pretty good about myself–wasn't 13 Hours yet–but all of a sudden Chris Hemsworth walked by as Thor and was like 'Hey mate!' and I'm like...'I'm good. This is stupid. It's okay. I'm not Captain America. It's fine.'" Watch him tell the story (and briefly attempt an Australian accent) below:

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KRISTINA RODULFO
KRISTINA RODULFO

Kristina Rodulfo is the Beauty Director of Women's Health—she oversees beauty coverage across print and digital and is an expert in product testing, identifying trends, and exploring the intersections of beauty, wellness, and culture. Prior to Women's Health, the Filipino-American, NYC native and NYU alumna was at ELLE.com for four years. As Senior Beauty Editor, she reported and co-produced the Webby Award-nominated documentary Beat: How Drag Queens Shaped the Beauty Industry and hosted the millions-viewed video series "Beauty Haul." She can never decide whether or not to get bangs, feels naked without winged eyeliner, and will never shut up about running the NYC Marathon.