42 star, Chadwick Boseman, who takes on the role of a lifetime as baseball legend, Jackie Robinson, gets stylish for TIME’s Style & Design Spring 2013 issue.
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.
Watch: ’42’ Official Trailer