Disclosure: This post is part of my all expense paid trip to Los Angeles, CA provided by Disney. However, typos, misspelled words and opinions are 100% mine.
The #McFarlandUSAEvent Disney press Trip was filled with great interviews! Saturday, February 7, was indeed an UNFORGETTABLE day! OH YES! I finally got to meet the one and ONLY Kevin Costner, who played Coach Jim White in McFarlandUSA! This was a total awe moment for me and the group of bloggers attending. He is so sexy!
This movie has lots of emotion and being a Latina, I can relate to it even more. It shows how young immigrants, through hard work and dedication, get to be a championship team. That is huge!
The first question to start the interview was what to him was the most rewarding part of making McFarland, USA was, and this is his response:
Movies are a small part of my life. They’re an important part. They’re the tip of the iceberg that the rest of the world sees, but they’re a very small part of my life. And the rewarding part of something about McFarland is that I don’t plan my life so much to the point that I miss something like McFarland, a little story about Latinos and a community that I actually participated against in high school. I played against McFarland in baseball. I lived in Visalia, up in the central valley, so the important thing for me was that I was able to participate in this movie and highlight a culture that we see all the time driving down our highways, looking off to the left and right, and somehow we just keep driving, right? We’re not supposed to text and we’re not supposed to stop our car to look. Movies have been a joy for me. And so one that would highlight this little town and there’s little McFarland’s everywhere in America, I like that. It’s a very important part of my filmography to be a part of this movie.
Such a humble guy. The real Coach Jim White is a father-figure to the boys on the cross country team, so the selecting Kevin Costner for this role was pretty awesome. A great plus for Kevin, which was fascinating to learn, that he was involved in sports as a child and actually played against McFarland! Is that cool or what? Landing a role that relates his childhood activities.
What was the most emotional part of the movie for you?
Costner mentions “that the movie is filled with them, so it’s hard to drill down on a single moment, but that one of the highlights of the movie is before the final race. They’ve gone from not knowing anything about what was possible to sensing that everything was suddenly possible.” One of my favorite quotes from the interview is when Kevin Costner stated, “When you make someone feel like they belong, they start to feel like giants.”
Here is the trailer to get you even more excited about taking your family to watch this amazing movie in theatres Friday, Frebruary 20th!
“When you make someone feel like they belong, they start to feel like giants”
McFarland, USA will be in theaters starting this Friday, February 20, 2015! I highly recommend this Disney movie. Meanwhile stay up to date and Follow MCFARLAND, USA on Facebook, on Twitter
Website and Mobile site: http://movies.disney.com/mcfarland-usa
McFARLAND, USA is rated PG and opens in theaters everywhere on February 20, 2015!
Here we are with Kevin Costner! Thank you Disney for granting me this unforgettable moment!