In the midst of the Bon Jovi craziness this morning, I got the chance to talk to The Office/License to Wed star John Krasinski after his segment (WATCH VIDEO) and ask him a couple questions about his upcoming movies, as well as his love of co-star Robin Williams:
Q: I read in your pre-interview that you actually wrote Robin Williams a fan letter when you were 12 years old, what's your favorite Robin Williams movie? Mrs. Doubtfire?
Krasinski: Oh good, I'm glad you heard it was 12, because I think I was actually 20! Yeah, I'm a huge "Mrs. Doubtfire"fan. But you know growing up, first of all as a guy, "Dead Poets Society" was sort of a huge movie, I think for anybody that's an adolescent male, or anybody really. And then growing up in Boston, "Good Will Hunting"was big. But other than that, I've watched every single funny movie too. It was an overwhelming thing to finally get the chance to work with him.
Q: Can you talk to me a little bit about working with your 'Office' castmates on "License to Wed?" Was it fun or do you need a break from them at this point?
Krasinski: No, not at all, I would never need a break from them. In fact they were a really nice sort of lifeline to have. Because I was really really nervous, it was my first big role. So coming in and seeing them all there, just made it feel like home and made it feel really comfortable. We work well together, we have a really good time. I wouldn't even call it work, just kind of hanging out.
Q: Tell me about your new movie "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men."
Krasinski: "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men" is a book by David Foster Wallace that I read in college. I did a stage reading with a friend and it was really one of those books that impacted me because it was a really good book that talked about issues in a way that I thought we hadn't talked about them before. It's a little dark, not necessarily the comedy that some people think it might be. It's basically about a woman doing her dissertation to try to understand better the male role in life after the feminist movement. Everything has changed a lot for women, but it's also changed a lot for men. So she's trying to find out where their place is.