Posted on August 28, 2018 at 7:33 am

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John Krasinski: I Always Felt Like I Could Be Jack Ryan

Co-creators of the Amazon Prime Original series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Graham Roland and Carlton Cuse were keen to find a compelling actor for the role of Jack Ryan, which they found John Krasinski!

Jack Ryan
Jack Ryan

John’s comic role as paper salesman, Jim Halpert in The Office and his action-hero avatar as a navy seal-turned-defense contractor in Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazihad left audiences and his fans in awe of him.

 

As for John, it was a dream come true. He grabbed the opportunity to portray a character he’d idolized since childhood.

 

John Krasinski said:

“I’ve been a huge Tom Clancy fan ever since I saw Hunt for Red October as a kid and fell in love with the character.”

 

Adding further, he said:

“After that I read the books. I never imagined I could be a superhero like Batman or Superman, I always felt like I could be Jack Ryan. And unlike James Bond or Jason Bourne, who are larger than life, I think it’s nice to see this guy who just puts his mind to something, believes in something and makes a difference on the front lines.”

 

Instead of giving undue attention to the fact that John’s six feet three built makes him perfect for the action-hero role, Roland and Cuse have focused more on building Jack Ryan as a witty and clever spy in the series.

 

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on 31st August, 2018.

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