John Krasinski tricked 'The Office' showrunner into letting him wear a wig and cut his hair
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In a recent interview with Mashable, the show's hairstylist Kim Ferry recalled the "Quiet Place" star, now 40, wanted to appear in the film "Leatherheads" while still working on the third season of "The Office."
The catch: Krasinski would have to cut his hair for the role, and Greg Daniels, the comedy's showrunner, had vetoed the cut.
The actor leaned into his character -- office funnyman Jim Halpert -- and recruited Ferry to pull a fast one on Daniels, 57, buy tricking him into letting Krasinski wear a wig.
John Krasinski attends the "A Quiet Place Part II" World Premiere at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 08, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
"He paid for the wig — a human hair wig made by a friend of mine, Natascha Ladek, who's the best wig maker in town," Ferry recalled. "She came in to do a secret little fitting for him, she made the wig, we got it, and it looked amazing. [Krasinski] came in a little later that day, and I had the wig hidden in a little secret spot ready for him. When it was just him and I, I put it on him, and then he went out and filmed."
The plan was for the actor to reveal his trick to Daniels the next morning, but the two actually met later in the day at Daniels' office where the reveal was made.
Ferry followed Krasinski to Daniels' office, where B.J. Novak, a writer and star of the show, approached her.
"Hey Kim, is this about John's wig?" Ferry remembered being asked. "Well, I've gotta tell you ... I just saw John and I feel like we're gonna know if it's a wig or not."
John Krasinski as Jim Halpert in the third season of 'The Office.' (Photo by Mitchell Haaseth/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
"I'm thinking like, 'Uh-huh. He doesn't know John's wearing [the wig] right now,'" said the hairstylist. "So it made me feel better. And I was like, 'Well, that's interesting.'"
Ferry said she peeked into Daniels' office, where she saw Krasinski had taken the wig off and set it in front of the writer.
"The first thing Greg said was, 'Wow. You guys have balls,' and then goes, 'But I have to say I didn't see that coming,'" said Ferry.
Ultimately, Daniels allowed for Krasinski to use the wig and he was able to appear in "Leatherheads."
"It was worth it cause he really wanted to do that movie and I didn't want to disappoint him," said Ferry. "It was nerve-wracking, but it turned out okay. Thank God."
A rep for Daniels did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.