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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Chadwick Boseman HollywoodNewsWire.net  "42"  photo
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Mar 22, 2013
Harrison Ford, Chadwick Boseman and Brian Helgeland - 42
Sports Museum of Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Interviewed by izumi Hasegawa

Q1: Chadwick, for you, for kids, what do you think the influence was, with Jackie, with kids of his own era, was, and how do you think he can influence kids and teens today?

CB: I think you see some of that influence with the character of Ed Charles, who I was blessed to meet Ed Charles as a grown man. He was an inspiration, not just to African-American boys and girls, but also to people of all races, to kids of all races at that time, and I think he can still be that, and he still is that. I have friends that went to pre-screenings and they have sons and daughters that went to those screenings, and they left practicing their swings. They are setting up screenings of the Jerry Manuel Foundation, which concentrates on getting African-American boys to take baseball seriously again. And they're excited about seeing the movie as well. They ...

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