When I met up with him in New York, he wore a T-shirt and jeans to a luxury hotel lounge and asked if I was planning to “get some grub.” He’s remarkably grounded, with a ready laugh and a tendency to pepper his speech with the word , 2012).Based on former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s nonfiction book, the film, which co-stars Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, and Alexander Ludwig—depicts a botched 2005 mission in Afghanistan.WAYNE: How much of that is solely inspired by the real figure and how much of the work is purely fictional?
(To my awestruck friend and other aspirants: he’s single—but read on for how not to approach him.)TEDDY WAYNE: I didn’t really know the story behind .
When you meet guys who were buds with Murph, guys that fought right next to him, you really do see how much it means to them that the film’s done right.
You have that opportunity to be like, “Okay, let’s see what I’m fucking made of here, let’s see what I am capable of doing,” and training to do it. We had guys who had fought with Luttrell to teach us the weapons systems. WAYNE: I don’t want to embarrass you, but I told a female friend I was interviewing you, and she was momentarily stunned.
It’s, like, a mile run and then a hundred pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 sit-ups, then another mile run, with a 40- to 50-pound weighted vest. Murph was the leader of the guys, so he’s making the call, and you really do see it kind of seamlessly in the film. Or we would even have a bit of a camera shake because the camera guy’s dying, you know? All of a sudden this girl comes up and she’s like, “Hey, I just gotta say, this movie was this-and-that, but that fucking scene of you walking down the hall [in which Kitsch is shirtless] …” And then it inevitably went to, “What are you doing later tonight? Out of everything in that fucking movie, that’s what you took?
Some guy claims to have done it in under 30 minutes. When he makes a call of “peel right” or “peel left” or “get on line,” it’s those things that the SEALs fucking love. WAYNE: You were a junior hockey player in Canada before you injured your knee at age 20. WAYNE: Is dating a non-actor much more appealing to you? I mean, it’s hard because you’re all in or I’m all in, and I become super-myopic with work and kind of shut everything else out, and I don’t know anything different because that’s what’s gotten me this far, so I live a pretty unbalanced life. A., I’m with one of my best friends, who’s an actor coming up, and it’s good to have that dialogue. So that’s one of the downfalls of being in Austin, if there is one, that I don’t have another couple artists to bounce shit off.