“What’s cooler for you, the multiple gold medals or a movie about your life?” Emotional Mojo asked Gabby Douglas in an interview about her upcoming movie, “The Gabby Douglas Story.” The movie based on Gabby’s Olympic journey, comes out this Saturday at 8/7c on Lifetime. “Beyond the Headlines: The Gabby Douglas Story” will follow at 10/9c.
Gabby talks about different aspects of her journey with Emotional Mojo as they look at different scenes from the movie. She says that one thing she loves about the movie is that is shows her family’s struggles. She hopes that those inspire people. To hear what’s cooler, watch the end of the interview.
Arsenio Hall sat down with Gabby and the two girls who play her in the film. I was very impressed with the two actresses – Imani Hakim and Sydney Mikayla. Sydney is a precocious, bubbly ten year old who embodies all of the things we loved about Gabby and reminds me so much of interviews with Gabby in the years before the Olympics. Imani talks about how her journey to become an actress has some similarities to Gabby’s story with great poise. They both embody who Gabby is and make me want to see the movie!
Gabby talked with USA Gymnastics about the movie (read the interview here).
“It was a little weird to be on the set because the actors are portraying my family and me,” Douglas admitted. “But it was a really cool process to see how they picked the little Gabby and the older version of me.”
She also talked about how fun it was to see billboards on both sides of the country. McKayla Maroney seems to think so to.
“What a pleasant surprise bumping into one of my “FIERCEST” best friends/my teammate/and TWO TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST Gabby Douglas, on my bike ride today – she was pretty focused!”
There are a number of fun interviews with Gabby surrounding the movie, which tell more about her journey. Here are some of my favorites.
A cute “Gabby on Gabby” with Gabby and Imani
Gabby and Natalie Hawkins talk about their thoughts and differing perspectives on competition.
Gabby and Natalie talk about confidence and finding that confidence and the hard work in her journey.
And finally, here is the preview. Don’t forget to watch it tomorrow or set your DVRs!