With Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi opening this weekend, a few days ago I sat down with actor John Krasinski in Miami for an exclusive video interview. He talked about the responsibility of telling a story about real life heroes, memorable moments from filming, what it was like working with Bay, his IMDb profile, Dunkin Donuts, and a lot more.
If you’re not familiar with 13 Hours, the film tells the story of the members of a security team tasked with surviving the chaotic events on September 11, 2012 after the attack on the United States diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya that led to the death of four Americans, among them Ambassador Chris Stevens. The movie is adapted by Chuck Hogan from Mitchell Zuckoff’s book, and stars James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber, and David Denman.
While Benghazi has been in the news since the tragic events unfolded that night, few have talked about the real life heroes that saved countless lives. While you might be surprised to hear this, Michael Bay has done a great job telling their story without politicizing the issue or “Hollywoodizing” the events. It’s easily one of his best films and absolutely worth your time and money.
Check out what John Krasinski had to say about the making of the film below and here’s my interview with Michael Bay.
- Did he really have to write that IMDB profile highlighting “tall and handsome?”
- Dunkin Donuts talk.
- Memorable moments from filming.
- The pressure and responsibility of playing a real life hero.
- What was it like working with Michael Bay?
- Talks about The Hollars which he directed and premieres at Sundance 2016.