John Krasinski Had a Second, Secret Role in A Quiet Place

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Widely considered among the most original horror films in years, A Quiet Place quickly became a favorite of genre fans. As director, co-writer and co-star, John Krasinski (The Office) certainly had his hands full on the low-budget production, but his work didn't end there. It turns out that he also played one of the film's monsters.

During an appearance this week on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, the talk-show host revealed Krasinski's previously secret role in A Quiet Place, and showed a photo of the actor in a motion-capture suit.

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"My commitment level was very high," Krasinski joked, describing the photo as "embarrassing."

He explained that his early conversations with Industrial Light and Magic about how the creature moved led to him donning the suit. "They just said, 'Why don't you just throw on the suit?' and I was like, 'Totally,' and then they took that picture, and I thought I was auditioning for Lion King. I don't know what's going on in that. I was there, though, just dialed in."

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Krasinski isn't the only actor who pulled in double duty with motion-captures roles this year, however. Ryan Reynolds provided the movements for Juggernaut in Deadpool 2, and Mark Ruffalo played both Bruce Banner the Hulk in Avengers: Infinity War.

A Quiet Place is available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital. Paramount Pictures and Krasinski are working on a sequel, slated for release in 2020.

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