The story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who was shot and killed in Oakland by a BART officer on New Years Day 2009, shook up our nation and quickly turned into a media sensation that fueled controversy.
Now, Grant’s final accounts before his tragic death has been documented and portrayed in Ryan Coogler and Forest Whitaker’s Fruitvale Station.
Michael B. Jordan, who plays Oscar in the film, admitted to HipHollywood that he was fearful to step into this role. “It’s so hard when you’re playing a real person, and it’s so fresh and still so new in peoples minds. I just didn’t want to mess up, that’s something I thought about a lot,” Jordan shared.
HipHollywood also caught up with Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer who plays the dramatic role of Oscar’s mother. Spencer shared with HH that when it came to playing a mother who just lost her son, she didn’t think she would be able to channel the emotions.
“I can’t actually apply this to my own life except that I have nephews. I had to substitute one of them for Oscar, and the thought of losing one of them was very painful. And that’s what I drew from,” Spencer explained.
Fruitvale Station hits theaters July 12.
Check out what else the cast and crew of the film had to say below:
Popular on Hip Hollywood
Melody Holt Dishes On New Music And Life After Martell
Melody Holt is single and has a new single at the top of the R&B charts. Just a few days...
Cynthia Erivo Opens Up About Pressure Playing Aretha In ‘Genius: Aretha’
Nat Geo’s Genius: Aretha finally premiered Sunday night (March 21) and to be expected Cynthia Erivo was just that … Genius. HipHollywood...
Married To Medicine: Dr. Contessa Reveals If Husband Scott Cheated
Married To Medicine star Dr. Contessa is keeping it real about her relationship with husband Dr. Scott Metcalfe. Last...
Zamunda V. Wakanda: ‘Coming 2 America’ Cast Reveals Who’s Better
Nearly 30 years after Coming To America hit theaters … the world is finally getting a sequel. Coming 2 America...
- NEWS4 days ago
Is Kanye West Already Eyeing His Next Relationship?
- CELEBRITY4 days ago
Joie Chavis Doesn’t Receive Child Support From Future and Bow Wow
- CELEBRITY3 days ago
LisaRaye and Da Brat Have Emotional Reunion After Months Long Estrangement
- NEWS5 days ago
Funkmaster Flex Calls Cardi B A “Terrible Rapper”