The new action thriller film Without Remorse, based on Tom Clancy’s novel of the same name, is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
On the heels of the April 30 premiere, Jodie Turner-Smith opened up about the special military training she underwent in preparation for her role as Lieutenant Commander Karen Greer, alongside her co-stars including Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell.
As it turns out, the British-born actress, 34, was in the second trimester of her pregnancy as the cast went through rigorous boot camp-style training to be in top shape for the demanding movie.
Heavy Load: Jodie Turner-Smith revealed she was in her second trimester while training for the action thriller movie Without Remorse; The new mom was stunned in a red dress for the virtual premiere of Without Remorse on April 30
‘[Training] wasn’t easy because I was pregnant, so that definitely added a layer of complexity, ” the actress, 34, revealed in an interview with Variety
‘But I went after it. I gave it all my own. ‘
To put the Turner’s-Smith condition in perspective when she went to exercise, a woman in her second trimester is the middle stage of pregnancy that lasts from weeks 13 to 28, or months four to six.
New role: British-born star, 34, plays Lieutenant Commander Karen Greer, a brand new character in the franchise universe, James Greer’s niece – Jack Ryan and John Kelly’s (better known as John Clark), often ally – and a decorated Navy Seal
Workout for Two: To put Turner’s-Smith’s physical state into perspective when she went to workout, a woman in her second trimester is the middle stage of pregnancy lasting from weeks 13 to 28, or months four through six
The Queen & Slim star explained how being pregnant with her daughter Janie, who she shares with husband and actor Joshua Jackson, brought a whole new set of challenges for her as they all tried to keep up with their expert trainers.
“We worked very closely with these guys on set who taught us how to operate in combat, how to move with and around each other, how to talk to each other,” she confessed.
“We emulate guys who’ve been working together for years, side by side, so there had to be a sense of familiarity and comfort and ease in the way they work together.”
The team: The actress shared a photo taken on set with her Without Remorse co-stars Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell
Training: Turner-Smith also shared a video of the cast’s military preparations on Instagram
One of the most challenging parts of the entire experience was when she had to prepare and film underwater stunts.
“ I don’t know if you know this, but when you’re pregnant it’s very hard to hold your breath, ” Turner-Smith said before adding, “ So I had unique challenges that my fellow stars didn’t have. ‘
Lt. Turner-Smith’s Commander Greer is a brand new character to the franchise universe, the niece of James Greer – regular ally of Jack Ryan and John Kelly (better known as John Clark) – and a decorated Navy Seal and former Clark team member.
Expert Eye: The actress also shared a selfie photo of herself with co-star Jamie Bell and former Reconnaissance Marine & Special Operations instructor Buck Doyle, who helped train the cast
Jordan plays elite Navy Seal John Kelly / Clark, one of the most famous characters in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan universe.
The shoot started in October 2019, but was interrupted and temporarily halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film was finally completed in October.
Turner-Smith and Jackson would eventually welcome their daughter Janie into the world in April 2020.
Out now! Without Remorse began streaming on Amazon Prime on April 30
Turner-Smith and husband and actor Joshua Jackson welcomed their daughter Janie into the world in April 2020; they are pictured on April 2, 2021 in New York City