Getting his big break in the US television show The Office, John Krasinski has come a long way in his career. The actor has even appeared in MCU and disclosed his directorial skills with A Quiet Place movies. However, it’s about the time when Krasinski was making his way into action-packed movies with 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.
Appearing as Jack Silva in the 2016 movie, the actor went through severe changes to prepare for the role. Later on, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi not only changed John Krasinski’s career trajectory but also changed his physicality for good. But while preparing for the $50M Michael Bay movie, the actor went through unbearable pain that he wasn’t ready for.
John Krasinski’s Devoured 50 Quesadillas Before Training Day
Best known for his appearance as Jim Halpert in The Office, when John Krasinski switched gears to appear in an action-packed movie in 2016, he required intense training for his role. However, feeling overwhelmed with the routine of working out for 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Krasinski allowed himself to devour without limit, for one last time.
Celebrating New Year’s Day 2015 during a vacation in Mexico, with his wife Emily Blunt and some friends, Krasinski indulged in 50 quesadillas, a day before his training started. Letting himself have the bite of his life, the actor ended up filling himself with a bizarre amount of quesadillas. Reflecting upon his unnatural gorging, the actor explained what happened to Men’s Health (via People).
“There was a create-your-own quesadilla thing, and this guy just kept making us quesadillas. 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.”
Eventually, eating 50 quesadillas, without proper training knowledge, landed John Krasinski in a grave situation. When he returned from Mexico and started his training for 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, the actor realized his mistake, and thus went through a painful transformation that he wasn’t ready for.
John Krasinski Went Through Brutal Training For His 2016 Movie
When John Krasinski returned from Mexico after his vacation, he had 26 percent body fat, which was to be reduced to 5 percent for his shirtless scenes. But luckily, the actor had a professional trainer Jason Walsh, to whip him into shape. And indeed, the duo worked together on burning fat while adding muscle.
Explaining his brutal training and transformation, John Krasinski discussed his workout routine. The actor mentioned how it took intense dedication and hard work, alongside working out “twice a day, five times a week” to get that jacked for 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.
“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.”
Hitting the weights and getting some cardio in, John Krasinski finally got into top physical form for his 2016 movie. Further, getting in shape paid off the actor, for he felt, “getting stronger every day is thrilling”. Krasinski even mentioned achieving great confidence and better posture after his workout sessions.
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Source: Men’s Health (via People)