Steve Carell On Playing Bobby Riggs In BATTLE OF THE SEXES

The battle is on in #BattleoftheSexes!

BackstageOL’s Jonathan Stenvall sat down with Steve Carell in this backstage interview to talk about his role in Battle of the Sexes.

In the interview, Carell shared what it was like to portray tennis champion Bobby Riggs in the film. The actor also talked about what it was like to train in preparation for the film.

The film’s synopsis:

The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past.

Battle of the Sexes in theaters September 29th. For more from Carell, check out the full interview below!

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