LeToya Luckett stars in sports movie “From the Rough” alongside Taraji P. Henson, Michael Clark Duncan, and Tom Felton. “From the Rough” tells the story of Coach Starks, the first African-American and Female to coach a men’s golf team.
Essence Magazine sat down with LeToya to discuss her role in “From the Rough.” Check out part of the interview:
ESSENCE.com: What is the film “From the Rough” about?
LETOYA LUCKETT: It stars Taraji P. Henson, Michael Clark Duncan, and Tom Felton of “Harry Potter.” It’s a true story about Coach Starks, the first — not just African-American — but female to coach a men’s golf team. Before Coach Starks became the golf coach, she was the swim coach for [Texas State University]. My character Stacey was one of her students and I fall in love with Tom Felton’s character. This isn’t necessarily something that Coach Starks wants. So I’m kind of torn between the two people — the one that I love and the one that I look up to.
ESSENCE: Did you feel intimidated working with veterans like Taraji P. Henson and Michael Clark Duncan?
LETOYA: I loved working with Michael Clark Duncan and I’m learning so much from Taraji. I was shaking the first day because these people are in a completely different league. These are Oscar-nominated, Oscar worthy actors. So of course I was nervous, but at the same time I was trying to take in and learn as much as I possibly could.
Check out more of this great interview at Essence.com and watch From the Rough movie trailer. The film was slated to release Feb 3rd but has been pushed back to a later date. More coming soon!