Harrison Ford may not know much about baseball, but he does believe his new film 42 knocks it out of the park.
HipHollywood sat down with Ford and Chadwick Boseman, who plays Jackie Robinson to talk about the film and Robinson’s legacy.
“I don’t know nothing about baseball”, joked Ford. “But I think it’s a story about American history and about the contributions that one Black American made to social justice and overcoming barriers and made a huge contribution to the game of baseball and America.”
In the film, Ford plays the then Brooklyn Dodgers General Manger, Branch Rickey. Meanwhile, Boseman plays Robinson as he fights to become the first African-American to play in the major leagues.
“I hope people walk away from this seeing that his greatness was already there,” said Boseman. “It just so happens that he actualized himself through baseball.”
And some heavy hitters in the world of sports and entertainment, including Ken Griffey, Jr, Laila Ali and Matt Barnes, echoed those sentiments at the film’s recent premiere. Check it out!
42 slides into theaters April 12.