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John Krasinski Shrek the Third License to Wed

John Krasinski Web has scans of the latest Entertainment Weekly (summer movie preview issue) containing articles on John’s roles in the upcoming movies Shrek the Third and License to Wed.

Links: Shrek the Third | License to Wed

Tipster: CH

CH graciously transcribed the Shrek article.

Shrek the Third: John Krasinski
Shrek the Third features scads of new cast members — including Justin Timberlake as a would-be-king and Amy Sedaris as Cinderella — but none makes us happier than John Krasinski. Come May 18, EW’s favorite Dunder Mifflinite will trade jousting with Dwight Schrute for just plain jousting as Lancelot. Ever gallant, Krasinski was kind enough to tilt with a few of our queries.

EW: How does it feel to board the Shrek train?
JK: Well, it’s a tiny little franchise that I think is really going to catch on. It’s gonna be a big deal for DreamWorks. Seriously, it’s a blast. As a kid I always wanted to be a cartoon more than anything else. And I got my chance.

EW: But you had a small voice part in Doogal, didn’t you?
JK: Dammit! You found out! But I have a feeling that Shrek might do a little better.

EW: So what’s the deal with Lancelot?
JK: Well, here’s what happens: Shrek is asked to be King of Far Far Away and he doesn’t want to be, so they have to go to the next closest heir, which is Fiona’s cousin Artie.

EW: But he’s a teenager, right?
JK: He’s still in high school. It’s basically The Sword in the Stone meets The Breakfast Club. And Lancelot is a jerk. He’s the jock who thinks he’s the hottest thing since fire.

EW: But you’ve always played the nice guy.
JK: It’s all a front. I’m really a pompous ass.