In When the Game Stands Tall, Ser’Darius Blain and Alexander Ludwig star as members of the real life De La Salle High School football team that won a sports-wide record 151 games in a row.
The film, as teased in the When the Game Stands Tall trailer, chronicles those last few wins of “the streak,” but focuses on what happens when the team loses.
How does one pick up and find a way to win again?
Blain and Ludwig talk about how there was a life meets art moment during the actual filming of When the Game Stands Tall. See, Jim Caviezel and Michael Chiklis play their coaches in the film, and as veteran actors, they were mentors as well in real life.
“When it came to the younger actors on the set, we all deferred to them, just teach,” Blain said. “To this day, Michael is my mentor. We’re both filming in New Orleans right now and we had dinner last week and I’m still picking his brain.”
The pair also reveal to us their favorite football movie and it didn’t take them but a millisecond to name it! Theirs was the same, and it is ours too! What is it? Watch our interview above!