Costa Rica News – While John Krasinski’s on-screen persona once veered more toward pleated-pants-wearing workaday cog at a dysfunctional Scranton paper company in The Office, he’s now squarely in the action star category thanks to roles like terrorist-hunting C.I.A. agent in Jack Ryan. (Still, we’ll never stop loving you, Jim Halpert.) And the more we learn about Krasinski in real life, the more we realize his authentic self dovetails perhaps better with the adventure-seeking hero role.
Exhibit A: Krasinski just told Playboy a story he’d never previously shared publicly. So it goes, he was living in Costa Rica as a teenager following high school graduation. He spent six months there living with a local family while working as an English teacher and improving his Spanish skills.
“One of the places I went was this amazing beach called Manuel Antonio that I didn’t realize had an insane riptide,” he told Playboy. “While I was swimming there — this is a story I’ve never told anybody — this Costa Rican girl and an American guy were swimming right next to me, and we were knee deep. I went underwater for a second, and when I came back up he was screaming at the top of his lungs. Literally in three seconds the girl had been swept 150 yards out.”