With Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi now in theaters, a few days ago I sat down with actors Max Martini and Dominic Fumusa in Miami for an exclusive video interview. They talked about the responsibility of telling a story about real life heroes, memorable moments from filming, what it was like working with Bay, deleted scenes, and a lot more.
If you’re not familiar with 13 Hours, the film tells the story of the members of a security team tasked with surviving the chaotic events on September 11, 2012 after the attack on the United States diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya that led to the death of four Americans, among them Ambassador Chris Stevens. The movie is adapted by Chuck Hogan from Mitchell Zuckoff’s book, and stars John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Pablo Schreiber, and David Denman.
While Benghazi has been in the news since the tragic events unfolded that night, few have talked about the real life heroes that saved countless lives. While you might be surprised to hear this, Michael Bay has done a great job telling their story without politicizing the issue or “Hollywoodizing” the events. It’s easily one of his best films and absolutely worth your time and money.
Check out what Max Martini and Dominic Fumusa had to say about the making of the film below and here’s my interview with Michael Bay.
Max Martini and Dominic Fumusa:
- Memorable moments from filming.
- What was it like working with Michael Bay?
- The pressure and responsibility of playing a real life hero.
- Deleted scenes talk.