Chace Crawford Talks Playing The Deep on “The Boys” and Losing Out on Captain America Role

Chace Crawford opens up about his role on Amazon's The Boys as the Deep, a "trainwreck" superhero who was almost cast as Captain America. He discusses the challenges of playing such a complex character and his upcoming projects.

Chace Crawford has come a long way since his days as Nate Archibald on the hit show Gossip Girl. The actor has taken on a completely different role as the Deep on Amazon’s The Boys, and he couldn’t be happier about it.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Crawford opened up about playing one of the most absurd characters on television and how he landed the role. He also revealed that he was once in the running to play Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

When asked about his character on The Boys, Crawford described the Deep as a “trainwreck” and “a bit of a mess.” He plays a member of the superhero team known as the Seven, but unlike his fellow members, the Deep is not as popular or respected. He is often the butt of jokes and is constantly trying to prove himself.

One of the most talked-about scenes from the show’s first season was when the Deep had a sexual encounter with an octopus. Crawford admitted that he was initially hesitant about the scene, but ultimately trusted the show’s creators and went for it. He also revealed that the scene was not as uncomfortable as one might think, as the octopus was actually a prosthetic.

Crawford also shared that he was almost cast as Captain America in the MCU. He auditioned for the role and made it to the final round of casting, but ultimately lost out to Chris Evans. While he was disappointed at the time, Crawford now sees it as a blessing in disguise, as he is able to take on more diverse and challenging roles like the Deep.

The actor also discussed the challenges of playing such a complex and flawed character. He shared that he had to dig deep and find empathy for the Deep, despite his questionable actions. He also praised the show’s writing and how it tackles important issues such as celebrity culture and toxic masculinity.

As for what’s next for Crawford, he is excited to continue exploring the Deep’s character in the upcoming seasons of The Boys. He also has a few film projects in the works, including the thriller film “Inheritance” and the romantic comedy “Modern Love.”

It’s clear that Chace Crawford has come a long way since his days on Gossip Girl. He has proven himself as a versatile and talented actor, and his role on The Boys is just the beginning of what is sure to be a successful career.

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