Chadwick Boseman Plays Jackie Robinson in "42"

PHOTO: Actor Chadwick Boseman discusses his role in the new film about Jackie Robinson.PlayABC/Univision
WATCH Chadwick Boseman Talks About Playing Baseball Legend Jackie Robinson in '42'

The new film "42" tells the story of Jackie Robinson,who in 1947 became the first black athlete to play Major League Baseball. He signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers and made history in challenging racist assumptions about black inferiority and the logic for segregation.

The film, directed by Brian Helgeland and co-starring Harrison Ford, is a biography of his life and a historical account of pre-civil rights baseball and segregation during that time.

Univision's Daniela Ganoza caught up with actor Chadwick Boseman, who plays Robinson. She asked how he prepared for the role, both mentally and physically. The actor admits he didn't have to go far to put himself in Robinson's situation, since racism is still a reality today. Ganoza also got Boseman, who lived for a bit in Mexico, to bashfully say a few words in Spanish too. Check out the video.