For as much inspiration the series drew from its source material, creator and star Abbi Jacobson—who recently got engaged to actress Jodi Balfour—said the goal of the show was never to remake the film.
“We really wanted to open up and get to explore characters that were outside of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, too,” the Broad City alum said. “‘What was this generation of women who played baseball like?’ and, ‘How can we explore the stories that weren’t told in the film?'”
But one theme the two versions of the story do share is that there can be crying in baseball. “We cried a little bit filming it, for sure,” said actress Melanie Field. “I think at the heart and soul of this piece is just be true to yourself, follow your journey, find your team, find your family, and that your dreams matter.”
Check out the full interview above to see Geena Davis chat about the original movie at a special screening at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Find out more info about upcoming film screenings at cinespia.org.
A League of Their Own premieres on Prime Video August 12.
Source : Today