John Krasinski’s reverence for cinematic art and craft has allowed him to work with many top-level directors and actors in the film industry. He is one such actor whose on-screen persona is unmatched, and fans often get blown away by his magnificence, for he is so handsome and talented. In 2016, Krasinski appeared in an American biographical action-thriller film, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, playing the role of Jack Silva.
He did an insane, significant physical transformation for playing this character, as he once revealed that before beginning his intense training, he went on vacation with his wife, Emily Blunt, in Mexico. The actor reportedly ate several quesadillas, claiming he enjoyed this meal because, after this leisure, he had to follow a strict diet regimen to gain muscle to prepare himself for his character, adding he only had 16 weeks to become as strong as a Navy SEAL member.
John Krasinski Trained Hard While Preparing Himself to Portray His Role of Jack Silva
As reported by People magazine, John Krasinski told Men’s Health for their 2022 January/February issue how he trained hard to transform himself physically to demonstrate his character of Jack Silva in his 2016 film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. The actor also shared how, before he began his 16-week Navy SEAL training, he went to Mexico to enjoy a vacation with his wife, Emily Blunt, and ate many quesadillas, saying,
“There was a create-your-own quesadilla thing, and this guy just kept making us quesadillas,” adding, “I thought, ‘This is it. This is my last night of freedom.’ So I went for it. I thought, ‘Oh, it’ll all turn into muscle.’ That’s where I didn’t really understand the science.”
The 43-year-old actor further shared that he worked rigorously hard to gain muscle to portray his role effectively, saying,
“[T]o look like the guys you’d want to have saving you if you were in trouble. I gotta be honest: It was brutal at times. We did tons of metabolic work, dragging sleds and all this stuff I’ve seen NFL players do.”
John Krasinski claimed he knew he would have to train extremely hard for his role. Therefore, he decided to enjoy quesadillas while vacationing with his beautiful wife, Emily Blunt.
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“For me, it was just about getting it right. The most difficult thing is feeling that immense responsibility both to the story, but more importantly to the people we were playing. I think we all got a chance, for those of us who were able, to meet guys who we were playing and understand them. Really, when I met the guy, I was playing, seeing how unassuming, kind, and what a great guy he was.
“You would never think he was an ex-Navy SEAL. He was very open. He said, ‘I want you to ask me any question. I want this to be done right. So, anything I can do to help you get this story out there.’ It was really important to him. I thought that was really admirable.”
Michael Bay-directed action thrilling film has had a stellar cast ensemble featuring James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, Max Martini, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa, Toby Stephens, Alexia Barlier, and David Costabile. It grossed $69 million at the global box office against a budget of $50 million.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.