Tanner Stine and Evan Hofer, the stars of the new film “Run the Race,” said their roles in the Tebow brothers production made a lasting impact on their lives.
“Run the Race” is about the bond between two brothers who feel abandoned by their father after their mother’s death, and whose dream of a new life seems lost.
The hope of Zach getting a college football scholarship and moving to a new town seems out of reach for him and his brother, David, after a fight leads to a life-altering injury that renders Zach unable to get back on the field.
The following is an edited transcript of The Christian Post‘s interview with Stine and Hofer.
CP: Why did you want to be part of this story, did you find any similarities to your own life?
Hofer: I’ve always wanted an older brother, and so I saw this fantastic brother dynamic where they really are each other’s keeper and I fell in love with that from day one.
Stine: I really liked just how true to life it was and didn’t sugarcoat. I really connected with the character Zach and was going through some similar stuff in my life at the time of shooting, so it really just worked out perfectly.
You always try and dip into your life when you’re acting, and so I really leaned into it and I found myself learning personal life lessons that the character Zach in ‘Run The Race’ learns. So it was kind of synonymous. It was a nice little dichotomy there.
Hofer: Being Dave was awesome. He’s the perfect embodiment of who in my life I strive to be. He’s just so kind to everyone all the time. It was great practice, if nothing else, to get to work on that while we shot it and through the process.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law