Stephan James, star of biopic “Race,” opens up about the process of playing the legendary track & field athlete Jesse Owens, and what he knew about the him before starting work on the film. Owens famously disproved Hitler’s beliefs that Aryans were far superior by winning four Olympic gold metals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, and thus being esteemed as one of the greatest athletes of all time.
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Stephan talks about the process of creating the film, and how collaborating with the daughters of Jesse Owens helped him to do justice to the character. Plus, he talks about being coached by Drake in the NBA all-stars in Toronto! Click on the audio player above to hear all the details in this exclusive interview on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”
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