In his interview, the Howard University graduate talks about the difficulty in losing out on certain roles until now, what it means to play Jackie Robinson, his hopes for inspiring others, and much more.
“It’s a dream deferred. And when a dream deferred is fulfilled, it’s like, Oh my gosh.”
Photographed by Dewey Nicks, the 36-year-old Brooklyn native is styled in dapper pieces from Lanvin, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Salvatore Ferragamo, Pringle of Scotland, Hermès, and more chosen by David Thomas.
“Without bringing black players into the majors, your scorecard is not accurate. And it’s not just the scorecard of the game, it’s the scorecard of the whole nation. Is the nation living up to what it says it is?”
Premiering April 12th, 42 also stars newcomer Nicole Beharie, who plays Robinson’s wife, and film veteran Harrison Ford, who plays MLB executive, Branch Rickey.
Chadwick Boseman in Lanvin unstructured slim-fit cotton piqué blazer; Etro embroidered patterned cotton shirt and Alexander McQueen trousers from Mr Porter; Lanvin cardigan; Lanvin hat at Barneys New York, Beverly Hills; Louis Vuitton Damier Infini Keepall at select Louis Vuitton boutiques nationwide; Crockett & Jones Boston classic penny loafers
Chadwick Boseman in Louis Vuitton seersucker jacket, polo shirt and sailor pant; Dolce & Gabbana medallion-print driving cap and Givenchy cross-body bag; Church’s Shannon lace-up shoes
Chadwick Boseman in Ermenegildo Zegna cotton and silk overcoat; Pringle of Scotland hazelnut and rust rib jacquard sweater; Salvatore Ferragamo salmon cotton slim-fit shirt; Billy Reid cream-and-red-stripe classic tie in silk.
Chadwick Boseman in Hermès double-breasted suit in cotton and linen canvas; Osklen long-sleeve polka-dot shirt; Billy Reid paisley skinny tie; Bottega Veneta silk pocket square; Crockett & Jones Norwich cap-toe shoes; Serapian leather double-handle duffel bag; Belstaff Dorchester Tote in grained leather