INTERVIEW WITH “EDDIE THE EAGLE,”MICHAEL EDWARDS. THE 20TH CENTURY FOX FILM, “EDDIE THE EAGLE” COMING SOON, RELEASE DATE: 2/26/2016.
Many of you likely remember the name: Eddie the Eagle, but may not recall all that transpired prior to the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary. It’s been over 28 years since those days, when British plasterer turned ski jumper, Michael Edwards, made a name for himself – of course, the name: “Eddie The Eagle” – by not ski jumping at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
The new film from 20th Century Fox, “Eddie The Eagle,” tells the true story of how during the summer of 1986, eighteen months before the Olympics, the 22-year-old resolved to “fly like an eagle,” take time off from plastering and try his luck and pluck against the world’d top ski jumpers.
Listen as Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards tells of his amazing life as world class athlete, law school graduate, son, plasterer, reality TV star, and inspiration to many.
Thanks to 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate for making this interview possible.
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