Talk about a shocker for the former action star’s opening project in his new humanitarian role — Steven Seagal just announced that his first task as Russian special representative to the United States will have something to do with krill!
That’s right, folks: krill.
These tiny crustaceans are at the base of the food chain, and now they’re also at the base of the aikido master’s plans to improve Russian-American humanitarian relations.
“Well, I’m not going to dive into specifics, but I assure you the program will be extensive and will in some way involve krill,” Seagal announced via Twitter. “Whether we’re swimming with krill, or cooking krill, or everyone is just kind of walking around wearing ‘I Love Krill’ t-shirts is yet to be determined. I am greatly humbled by this opportunity and have always been a big supporter of the crustacean community.”
At first we didn’t trust the Russian Foreign Ministry when they chose Seagal for this prestigious role, but if there’s anyone that can throat-chop their way through cultural exchanges and intergovernmental affairs, it’s him.
This isn’t the first time he has used krill to help others out, either. While filming for the 1992 hit action film Under Siege, Seagal gave co-stars Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Busey krill oil supplements every morning to help them improve their joint health and cognitive function. Busey liked it so much that he ended up naming his character “Commander Krill.”
Bravo, Mr. Seagal, for once again using krill to bring the world together. And we thought you were just a cook!