Yesterday, I had a chance to chat with super talented Stephan James, lead actor for the upcoming film RACE… the story of olympic champion Jesse Owens. The media roundtable was held at the beautiful Ritz Carlton in downtown Atlanta and I instantly recognized this Canadian born actor as he walked in.. but couldn’t put my finger on why..??
And then he mentioned his role as John Lewis in the movie “SELMA” and I knew… how fascinating is that?!?!! Stephan’s movie credits also include “Home Again” and “When The Game Stands Tall”. AND he was selected for Canadian’s prestigious “2015 TIFF Rising Star” program!
Based on the true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. “Race” is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.
In theaters February 19th!
Take a look at why Stephan feels this movie is important to see:
I asked Stephan about his day to day routine & activities… check out what he had to say!
I truly enjoyed sitting down with my media friends and chatting with this rising star. Stephan was very articulate, confident and passionate about his role in this brilliant biopic and it was fascinating to hear about all the steps he took to physically prepare and BECOME Jesse Owens.
Wishing him the best!
*Stephan’s big brother is also featured in the movie RACE!
*Stephan mentioned he would like branch off to take on fictional roles as well.
*Stephan loves sports but was never into racing. He spent 2 months training at GA Tech
Watch the trailer:
Special thanks to Liquid Soul PR for the invite!
My Selfie 🙂