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John Krasinski Secretly Wore a Wig to Change 'The Office' Showrunner's Mind About This!

John Krasinski Secretly Wore a Wig to Change 'The Office' Showrunner's Mind About This!

John Krasinksi is as sneaky as Jim Halpert!

The 40-year-old actor had a plan for his hair while filming The Office.

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While filming Season 3 of the hit series, he was also set to star in the 2008 movie Leatherheads, which would require him to cut his hair.

However, Office showrunner Greg Daniels rejected his request to wear a wig for the six remaining episodes that they still needed to film. And so, he came up with a plan with Kim Ferry, the show’s hairstylist.

“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. 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,” she revealed to Mashable.

He then ended up driving over to the showrunner’s office after filming in order to convince him that the wig worked and that he could star in Leatherheads.

“I very crazily and nervously grabbed my bag and jumped in my car,” she explained.

B.J. Novak approached her and said “Hey Kim, is this about John‘s wig? 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.”

“I’m thinking like, ‘Uh huh. He doesn’t know John‘s wearing [the wig] right now,’” she said.

“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.’”

Greg kept saying, ‘No! I would know if you’re wearing a wig.’ So John leaned over the desk and said, ‘No I don’t think you would.’ That’s when he ripped it off and shut it down, and we got to do the wig. It was worth it cause he really wanted to do that movie and I didn’t want to disappoint him. It was nerve-wracking, but it turned out okay. Thank God.”

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