Diddy Talks 'Undefeated,' His Dream To Be A Football Player
Rap mogul and entrepreneur Sean "Diddy" Combs felt compelled to produce Oscar-nominated documentary "Undefeated" because it reminded him of his own college football-playing dreams gone bad.
The film about an underdog football team which reverses a chronic losing record under an inspirational coach took Combs back to his youth when an injury ended his athletic dreams.
He explains, "This movie truly, truly blew me away... I had a dream. I was an aspiring football player and I broke my leg in the last day of football camp in my senior year (of high school) and my dream was just deferred.
"When you're playing and you're playing good in high school, everybody's on you, you're the cream of the crop and the coaches are your best friend... As soon as you get hurt, nobody's speaking to you.
"There's something about this coach (in the film), Bill Courtney, he's a great coach, a great guy. It's about this team in north Memphis. It's about never... giving up. It's about your foundation. It's a film you have to see... This thing will have you, like, crying, laughing, smiling, cheering... I cried, like, four times... I'm happy to be a part of it."