Matthew Willig on his role in new “Concussion” movie

Actor and former football player Matthew Willig joined Downtown to talk about playing former Maine Black Bear and Pittsburgh Steeler Justin Strzelczyk in the movie “Concussion”. Willig went into detail on how he got into the role of playing the character, including speaking with Strzelcyk’s widow about his life. He also shared his thoughts on the issues brought up in the movie and discussed his experience with concussions during his NFL career. Willig talked about how he got his break in show business during his college days at USC and what it’s like being in the cast of the hit television series “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

“Concussion” is in theaters now and stars Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu along with Matthew Willig who portrays Justin Strzelcyk.