For that, Coogler wanted a Rocky we haven’t seen before old and frail. And that means a Stallone we haven’t seen before, too. That was a tough thing for him, admits Coogler. As an actor, I think he was excited by the opportunity. He found it very freeing. But I think it was the business side of him that was a little unsure that people were ready to see Rocky like that. I was constantly reassuring him that we were.
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