In My All American, actors Aaron Eckhart and Finn Wittrock tell the remarkable true story of legendary University of Texas football duo Coach Darrell K Royal and all-star safety Freddie Stienmark. In theaters November 13th, the film focuses on Coach Royal leading Texas Longhorns football from their worst-ever record to winning a national championship, and how Freddie’s grit and indomitable spirit touched his life both on and off the field.
Eckhart is known for his roles in Any Given Sunday, Thank You for Smoking, and as Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight, while Wittrock is deemed one to watch with roles in seasons four and five of American Horror Story and Unbroken.
We caught up with the two stars to discuss their NFL week 10 predictions, Lady Gaga, and tackling Tom Brady.
Thoughts on the Oakland Raiders moving to LA?
Well I saw the mock of a new stadium, it looks good. I’m an Oakland Bay Area guy so I would like them to stay in Oakland. I’m very encouraged with their new coach, I like Derek Carr and I like Amari Cooper so I think we’re going in the right direction.
What impresses you most about NFL players as athletes?
What doesn’t impress me… they’re beasts, those guys, they’re stallions. When you’re watching the best of the best they have not only the physical [abilities], but they have the mental. Think about it, there’s five quarterbacks that who can throw a ball out of 6 billion people on the planet Earth, so they’re pretty special.
Who is the most underestimated player in the NFL?
Wes Welker, Tom Brady makes his receivers and tight ends so great. Usually it has to do with size, and usually the way they overcome it is through mental toughness and that’s a great lesson for us all.
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