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Why did Jason Biggs Turn Down The Role Of Ted Mosby In “How I Met Your Mother”?
If you’ve seen How I Met Your Mother, you probably think of Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby — you know, for obvious reasons.
Well, color me stunned at the news that the role of Ted wasn’t offered initially to Josh…
…it was offered to Jason Biggs of American Pie fame.
In an interview, Jason revealed that he turned down the role back in the day.
“Jason Biggs was offered the role, and it’s probably my biggest regret, you know, on passing,” he began.
“I think I was in a phase of, at the time — it sounds so obnoxious to say right now — but at the time, it was like, ‘OK, do I want to do TV?’ I don’t know that I was quite ready to go that route.”
One, that show blew up. We all know what happened with that show. And two, I was like, ‘I want to do TV!’”
“I’m very lucky, very fortunate. Great. That’s number one.
As for whether or not his American Pie costar and HIMYM staple Alyson Hannigan ever roasted him for his choice, he said, “We’ve never really talked about it. I don’t know if she knows!”