John Krasinski was given a very special honour on Saturday as he gave the commencement speech at Brown University.
The school also awarded him with an honorary doctorate.
The “A Quiet Place” actor and director recalled his time spent at Brown where he studied theatre arts.
“People ask me how I got into acting, and the truth is, I didn’t get into acting. I got into everything. For the next four years I wanted to be part of it all, I formed a new way of thinking. A new way to execute those thoughts. I left my comfort zone and then stayed there, and left again.”
He continued the uplifting speech. “Real change is organic. The only responsibility you all have is to hold fast to everything you have lived, right here. To not conform, to realize that when you’re out there, you’ve done all this before. Remember fondly the discomfort you felt when you were asked to push yourself farther than you were ever sure you could go. And the elation when you finally got there.”
The actor gained fame during his time on “The Office” and recently won multiple awards for “A Quiet Place”.
Some other pieces of advice for the students were, “remember to believe in something,” “Fall in love as many times as it takes,” and “remember before you do something special, just do something.”