If you grew up swooning over 鈥90s heartthrobs, there鈥檚 a very good chance that you had a crush on Jonathan Taylor Thomas. But would you have liked him more or less if he had starred in American Pie? Because that鈥檚 something that apparently almost happened, according to Jason Biggs, who just revealed that JTT could鈥檝e had his raunchy role in the beloved (yet epically cringe-worthy) teen flick.

鈥淚 think [Thomas] actually had the offer, if I鈥檓 correct,鈥 Biggs told Us Weekly when he sat down for a new interview and explained the series of events that led to his breakthrough role.

The now-39-year-old actor said that after auditioning for the part of Jim Levenstein, he 鈥渄idn鈥檛 hear for a long [time]鈥 afterward. 鈥淚t was excruciating. I wanted it so badly! I knew I did well. I heard from the directors that I was their top choice but the studio kind of had someone else in mind,鈥 he told Us Weekly. 鈥淛onathan Taylor Thomas actually, from Home Improvement. And they wanted to see that through because he was a name.鈥

At the time, Thomas was starring as Randy Taylor on ABC鈥檚 hit family sitcom, even taking home the Kids鈥 Choice Award for Favorite TV Actor the very same year that American Pie hit theaters.

鈥淭heoretically, he could have done it,鈥 Biggs said, 鈥渂ut at the time, I think it didn鈥檛 fit with his鈥 more family-oriented brand.鈥 Very true. Especially with *that* pie scene from the film.

Biggs told Us Weekly that he 鈥渘ever talked to JTT before or after,鈥 but that he鈥檚 鈥渋ncredibly grateful,鈥 because as far as he knows, Thomas was offered the job and passed, leaving it open for Biggs鈥 big breakthrough.

It will always be one of the former Orange Is the New Black actor鈥檚 most memorable gigs, but now we can鈥檛 stop thinking about the possibility of JTT in the role. An American Pie + Home Improvement re-watch may be in order.

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