Once an actor has starred in a television series for a number of years it gets a bit difficult to see the actor in other roles -- not just for audiences, but also for those who handle casting. Case in point, I saw John Krasinski in a movie this year in which he was essentially playing his Jim Halpert character from The Office with a different name. That's not exactly the type of role that helps an actor grow.
Rosemarie DeWitt has popped up everywhere recently, from the indie Your Sister’s Sister to the comedy The Watch. Now, with her role in Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land, DeWitt is showing other actors how to take on a variety of projects.
Though it'll be difficult, if not impossible, for John Krasinski to shake off the public perception of him as Jim from The Office (plus he'll have to get used to not mugging for a camera), Krasinski is certainly giving it a try as The Office wraps up its final season.