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‘It’s vanity that drives us’: John Krasinski Breaks Silence on What it Took For Him To Go From Being ‘Jim Halpert’ To a Super-Shredded Action Icon

John Krasinski Breaks Silence on What it Took For Him To Go From Being 'Jim Halpert' To a Super-Shredded Action Icon

Remember that one John Krasinski-ahem-Jim Halpert line from The Office in which he says- “I am about to do something very bold in this job that I’ve never done before… try.” Well, in the years that came after playing the iconic character, he can now proudly say he’s done something very bold- become an action icon.

From getting the opportunity to star in his original movie, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, the 43-year-old actor can proudly say that he’s also played a role in the most successful movie franchise to exist- as Fantastic Four’s main man Mr. Fantastic, and that too in the MCU! Here’s how he went from this to that.

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John Krasinski as Jim Halpert

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John Krasinski’s Secret To Being A “Shredded Action Icon”

John Krasinski’s current career is going as happily as it ended in The Office. He married his onscreen lover, Jenna Fischer’s Pam Beesly, opposite Krasinski’s Jim Halpert.

Krasinski is currently lined up to play a role in the upcoming movie that he directed, produced, and wrote- IF, co-starring fellow MCU star, Ryan Reynolds. So yeah, you could say he’s gone on to do something bold.

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John Krasinski as Mr. Fantastic

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Here’s how, according to the man himself, he went from being Jim Halpert to a super-shredded action icon. During an interview with Yahoo Lifestylethe A Quiet Place star was asked what prompted him to switch to a much more action-filled role in his career-

“It’s one of those things, where I try to keep everything open as to what’s going to happen, because you never know what’s going to happen in this career, we’re just so lucky to be doing it.”

“I owe a lot to Michael Bay, who gave me the role in 13 Hours, and when he saw that I could do something like that, I guess I had to believe that I could do something like that. So, the whole body transformation and all that stuff, is really just getting in shape so when you’re on camera and you have to take your shirt off you don’t weep for days.”

So John Krasinski was simply determined to be a much more flexible actor than we all thought.

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John Krasinski Tells Us The Difference Between Working On A Drama And A Comedy

John Krasinski has acted in two of the most popular movie genres already- drama and comedy, and he’s been excellent in both. So it’s best for any actors wanting to get into those two roles to take notes from The Office star.

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John Krasinski

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During the same interview with Yahoo Lifestyle, Krasinski differentiated between working on a comedy versus working on a drama-

“Usually, it’s timing, I remember on A Quiet Place, people were like, ‘How did you know how to do scares?’ And I said, ‘It’s the same thing as comedy, if you know that beat of how to make people laugh, that’s also how you make people cry, how you make people scared,’ but I could be totally wrong and that just sounds so pretentious!”

So here’s the secret formula behind the spectacular shift from comedy to drama for the 43-year-old actor. Fans will hope to see more of this in the future!

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Source: Yahoo! News

Written by Sang Tonsing

Sang is a content writer for Fandomwire with over 300 published articles. He now has 3 years of experience and counting in content writing. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Delhi University.