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Harrison Ford & Chadwick Boseman Say “42” Scores A Home Run

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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.

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5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs

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If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.

1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.

In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary. 

2. He’s funny. 

Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.

3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.

In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

4. He’s a rapper. 

His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle. 

5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.  

The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.

 

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