There are many Hollywood actors who get to play heroes on the big screen and the small screen but not all of them actually get the chance to be a hero in real life. However, when it comes to the handsome and talented actor John Krasinski, things are a little bit different, as he actually had a real life experience of being a hero for a moment, when helping to save a girl from drowning.
John Krasinski learned to swim at a young age, with his mother spending some time working as a lifeguard, so when he was a teenager and was living in Costa Rica, he put that background into action when a girl was pulled out to sea.
Krasinski was talking to Playboy, when he shared, "One of the places I went was this amazing beach called Manuel Antonio that I didn’t realize had an insane riptide. 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."
She added, "And then of course when I got out there, I was in a crosscurrent with her. It was one of those moments of ‘Oh my God, you just made a poor choice and it might cost you your life. It was just this survival instinct. It was really weird — like the girl was asking me to let her die. But I got her back. Granted, not everybody needs to have life-or-death experiences, but that changed my entire life."
Well with real life hero experience, it would be great to see John Krasinski getting to play a superhero on the big screen in the future.