John Krasinski on Stephen Colbert September 2018 Video

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John Krasinski was in the midst of promoting his brand new Amazon series, Jack Ryan, while stopping by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night, when he dropped some interesting knowledge about a very different show in his career: The Office.

Krasinski, who originally went to Brown University to be an English teacher, ended up in New York trying to cut it as an actor for two years. Just as he was on the cusp of giving up, his mom convinced him to wait a few months more just in case a big role came through. “I was telling her to come get me, and then three weeks later I got The Office. I give her a lot of love and 10 percent,” he joked.

So, if it wasn’t for the role of lovable prankster and paper pusher Jim Halpert, you might have had the A Quiet Place actor and director as your high school teacher. While that might have made AP English a lot more interesting, the world is a much better place because of Jim’s one-liners. Now, if only NBC could get the whole cast together for that rumored reboot . . .

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