GlobalGrind: So tell us a little bit about your character.
Lance Gross: Kyle Bishop, he’s 25, he just recently got cut from his fourth NFL team. This time, he doesn’t know where his career is gonna go so he returns home to all his friends and his family who have this assumption that he’s well off when that’s not necessarily the case.
This story isn’t really told a lot because when people think of an NFL player, they think that they’re in financial freedom when that’s not the case. So Kyle was one of the players who was basically scraping the bottom of the barrel. He wasn’t getting paid much, he was barely getting by. So he has to return home to everybody and tell them he’s been cut. He doesn’t know where his career’s gonna go. When he heads home he reunites with his high school sweetheart, so he’s trying to work that out and overcome his obstacles.
So as you said, this is a really unique plot, we don’t see this too often. What do you think will be the most surprising thing for the audience this weekend when they go to see the movie?
I think it will just open their eyes to what’s really going on in the NFL. Because they’re the only sport, that doesn’t have a guaranteed contract. Basically teaching them that every NFL player isn’t balling like you seem to believe.