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Friday, March 22, 2013

Lance Broadway trades baseball diamond for silver screen

In sort of a reverse Hollywood trick…the movie company is thinking of changing Lance Broadway’s name to Bladimir Krinkdrykler.

What began as an off-season pastime has become a career for former White Sox pitcher Lance Broadway. The actor’s silver screen debut will be supporting Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart in the upcoming action movie “Olympus has Fallen.”

Broadway said that the transition from baseball to acting happened very naturally. He began by enrolling in acting classes.

“I entered a class that was one mile from my house and fell in love with it, ended up taking two classes a week. It was just a few months later that my teacher at the time told me, ‘I believe in you. I see something here. I think you should take this a little more seriously.’ That got the ball rolling, so much so that I decided not to go back and play baseball,” Broadway said.

The career move might have surprised Broadways friends and fans, but it surprised Broadway more, who had always chosen sports over theater when he was younger.

“I’d always played sports. Sports were what I did,” he said. “And there was always a conflict between acting and sports, and of course, what’s a sports guy going to do? Do you want to deliver soliloquies onstage or strap up and play some football? As a 12-year-old kid, that choice was easy. I wanted to play football.”

Repoz Posted: March 22, 2013 at 07:18 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: hollywood, white sox

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   1. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: March 22, 2013 at 07:59 PM (#4394645)
Lance Broadway exchanges a walk-on part in the war for a lead role in a cage
   2. Non-Youkilidian Geometry Posted: March 22, 2013 at 08:53 PM (#4394663)
That got the ball rolling, so much so that I decided not to go back and play baseball,” Broadway said.

The 7.66 ERA he put up in AAA in his final year may also have been a factor in his decision.

I always got him mixed up with Larry Broadway.
   3. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: March 22, 2013 at 09:27 PM (#4394684)
"Lance Broadway" is a great movie star name.

It's also a great porn name.
   4. depletion Posted: March 22, 2013 at 11:23 PM (#4394757)
Shiv Bowery was busy.
   5. Drexl Spivey Posted: March 23, 2013 at 01:55 AM (#4394837)
I just want the season to start.

For some reason I just read the linked to article from "The Advocate." No one posted a single comment about the article on that website.

Please just start playing baseball. I don't care if it's Astros/Mariners; I'll watch it.
   6. HowardMegdal Posted: March 23, 2013 at 10:26 AM (#4394901)
WHEN WILL RAMON CASTRO GET HIS MOVIE ROLE?!?
   7. Yonder Alonso in misguided trousers (cardinal) Posted: March 23, 2013 at 05:36 PM (#4395052)
#4 - Kris Lafayette must have been too
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 23, 2013 at 05:49 PM (#4395055)
"Lance Broadway" is a great movie star name.

It's also a great porn name.


LANCE BROADWAY AND KITTY VON BACKDOOR STAR IN "OFF BROADWAY"

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