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Loved playing a superhero whose real power is using his brain: John Krasinski

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“A Quiet Place” actor-director John Krasinski, who is all set to return to the series format with spy thriller “Jack Ryan”, says it was refreshing to play a real-life superhero like the CIA deskie-turned-field agent in a world obsessed with cape-wearing superhumans.

The 38-year-old actor said his character in the Amazon Prime series is like a supercharged version of the actor’s former character Jim Halpert on the sitcom “The Office”.

“I really loved the idea of playing a superhero whose only real superpower is using his brain, and his instincts. It’s very inspiring in the world of superheroes and capes and flying and shooting things out of your hands. It’s nice to focus on real people and real heroes,” Krasinski said.

The actor said the series is about the “apolitical” voices in the country, who also need to be heard today.

“We have not been telling their stories recently, people who believe in this country in a way that is apolitical, that’s about being proud of where you’re from, not which side of the aisle you stand on,” he said.

Krasinki said the role appealed to him after he featured in Michael Bay’s Benghazi drama “13 Hours”.

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