Work is done on the set of every Hollywood action film to make sure that every explosion and stunt – no matter how small – is as safe as possible. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still a sense of danger that accompanies that comes with all the work. Take, for example, the production of Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. The director, of course, is a veteran in the genre, but that doesn’t mean the cast of the film wasn’t feeling some serious heat during the movie’s most intense sequences.
Last week, I had the fantastic opportunity to fly down to Miami, Florida to talk to the cast of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, and during my time with each of them discussed the legitimate feelings of danger that accompanied the filming of the film’s many, many chaotic moments. While talking with John Krasinski, he particularly focused on a sequence where he and co-star James Badge Dale had to run into a burning building – their characters looking for the missing ambassador (Matt Letscher). Said Krasinski,
When I broached the same subject with James Badge Dale, he stressed that Michael Bay wanted to make sure that everybody was completely safe and felt protected on the set of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, but that being a part of the movie also meant being very much part of the harshest action sequences. Fortunately, it’s something that he really loves about being an actor. He explained,
You can watch John Krasinski and James Badge Dale – as well as David Denman, Pablo Schreiber, Max Martini, and Dominic Fumusa – discuss the very real action sequences in 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi below:
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