Newton, MA native and star of “The Office” John Krasinski was in Boston this weekend for a variety of promotional events for his new independent film, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, his directorial debut.
The 29-year-old actor, whose work includes roles in the movies Leatherheads, Jarhead, and Kinsey, wasted no time in his brief local tour, making stops at the Brookline Booksmith for an autograph signing, Boston.com/The Boston Globe and WHDH for interviews, before heading over to the Kendall Square Theater in Cambridge for screenings of his new film.
An insider at WHDH tells Hollywood East Connection that the talented actor was friendly and approachable to staff members seeking autographs and pictures when he appeared at the studio for an interview with one of the Channel 7 anchors. The smiley star “Seems like a nice guy who ‘gets’ that he’s famous, knows he has a lot of fans, and wants to give them a chance to meet him. It was nice to see such a famous actor be pretty down to earth.”
In other locally related news from “The Office” cast, Concord, MA native Steve Carell just signed on to star in a new silver screen comedy by director Rick Reilly, titled Missing Links. The golf-themed comedy is being written by Jay Lavender, who wrote The Break-Up.