Steve Carell talks about playing Bobby Riggs in ‘Battle of the Sexes’Play Video - 4:09
September 19th, 2017
Steve Carell talks about playing Bobby Riggs in ‘Battle of the Sexes’
In “Battle of the Sexes,” the new film about the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, Steve Carell plays Riggs. He tells Natalie Morales that he knew even at age 11 that Riggs’ showy sexism was “a put-on.” He says the hardest part of the role was wearing double-knit polyester shorts!