Are you one of those people who believe movie stars have it easy? They read a few lines, throw some fake punches and then go home to count their money? Well, maybe you’ll change your mind after hearing about what John Krasinski had to go through for his new movie.
The 36-year-old actor plays Jack in the film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, which is scheduled to hit theaters January 15, 2016. He’s been busy promoting the film this month, and during a recent interview with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, Krasinski talked about how difficult it was getting that ripped body.
He had just eight weeks to get in the best shape of his life. Two intense workout sessions a day with trainer John Walsh, the same trainer who worked with Bradley Cooper for his American Sniper role.
“And it’s real work, too. I thought it would be like, ‘Yeah, let’s eat a couple Power Bars and do push-ups.’ And he was like, ‘No. It’s going to be a living hell for six to eight weeks.'”
Krasinski told Colbert that Walsh had him doing “two-a-days, pulling sleds, pushing weights” and doing an insane amount of push-ups. And while this might not sound like a big deal to some people, the former star of The Office revealed before the training he wasn’t able to do one pull-up.
One might think his wife, Emily Blunt, would be loving his new body; however, he claims she wants the old, doughy John back, “She hates it. She would way prefer to have doughy guy back.”