Succession star Jeremy Strong revealed that he was offered by Marvel Studios to play the role of Skinny Steve Rogers a.k.a Captain America in the film ‘Captain America: The First Avenger.’ But he couldn’t accept the offer and didn’t end up accepting it. The character of Skinny Captain America was played by Christopher George Sarris, who accepted to cut his face through CGI.
Jeremy Strong Declined Marvel’s Offer to Portray Skinny Captain America in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger
In an interview with The Times, Strong told that he rejected the Marvel character role because his face will never be visible on the big screen. he told, “They needed someone to play Captain America’s young body before he turns into a superhero. They said they needed a transformational actor and would use CGI to put the actual actor’s face and voice over my own.”
Strong and Chris Evans were known at the school and they grew up in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Evans had no idea that he was selected to play the skinny Steve Rogers role. Evans gasps “Oh no!”
“It just goes to show the industry is so unpredictable,” Evans says. “But I’m so happy things worked out because I don’t think there was ever plan B for Jeremy.”
Jeremy Strong portrays Kendall Roy on the HBO series Succession. Currently, the show is in its fourth season. He also starred in films Molly’s Game, Detroit, The Big Short, The Judge, Selma, Parkland, Lincoln, and Zero Dark Thirty.
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