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JK Simmons jokes about wanting to play dad for all the famous Chrises

by Samual Hardee (2020-09-08)


JK Simmons plays Chris Evans‘ father in the Apple TV+ series Defending Jacob.

And now it appears the Academy Award-winner has a thing for working with leading men who are named Chris.

'My career plan now is to play the father of every handsome, blue-eyed movie star stud named Chris,' he joked during a remote interview with PeopleTV.com.






Actor of the Chrises: 19 만화 청소부K JK Simmons joked about working with all the leading men named Chris


Simmons made the funny confession while chatted with Lola Ogunnalike in the latest episode of Couch Surfing.

It turns out, the Michigan native, 65, recently wrapped up working with another A-list movie star who just happens to have Chris as his first name.






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'So I checked off my Chris Evans box, and I just finished a film [The Tomorrow War] with Chris Pratt where I play his father, so that's number two.'






New Project: Simmons talked about playing Chris Evans‘ father in the Apple TV+ series Defending Jacob during his interview with PeopleTV







Chrises: Along with Chris Evans, Simmons revealed he recently worked with Chris Pratt


Simmons, who won his Best Supporting Actor Oscar with a riveting performance in the drama Whiplash, already has a couple more names on his list. 

'I'm looking — Chris Pine, I'm available,' he said while seemingly speaking to Hollywood studios currently looking to cast a project.

He then quickly through in: 'Chris Hemsworth — in either order, I mean we don't have to go alphabetical.'
















Chris list: 'So I checked off my Chris Evans box, and I just finished a film [The Tomorrow War] with Chris Pratt where I play his father, so that's number two,' Simmons said 


Simmons broke into show business in the late 1980s on the stage and in television.

He became more of a household name during his long runs on Law & Order (1994-2010) and Oz (1997-2003).

His extensive resume in film that began in the 1990s includes: The Gift (2000), the Spider-Man trilogy (2002-2007), Rendition (2007), Thank You For Smoking (2005), Juno (2007), Contraband (2012) and Whiplash (2014).




























Making the Chris rounds: Simmons revealed he's now ready to work with Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pine




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