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Colin Kaepernick proudly poses with Jaden Michael at screening of Colin In Black And White in NYC

Colin Kaepernick was more than happy to pose with the actor who is playing the younger version of him in his biographical series.

The 33-year-old former NFL player posed for a few snaps with young actor Jaden Michael, 18, on the red carpet of a special screening for Colin In Black And White in New York City on Tuesday.

The two were just two of the stars in attendance at the star-studded event which took place at the Whitby Hotel to give one of the first viewings of the highly-anticipated Netflix series. 

Dynamic duo: Colin Kaepernick posed for a few snaps with young actor Jaden Michael, 18, on the red carpet of a special screening for Colin In Black And White in New York City on Tuesday

'I never thought I would be casting a young me in a show about my life. I can’t wait for the world to see @ItsJadenMichael be an all-star on @netflix:' He previously shared a side-by-side comparison image of himself playing high school football for John H. Pitman High School in Turlock, California next to a promo snap of Jaden

‘I never thought I would be casting a young me in a show about my life. I can’t wait for the world to see @ItsJadenMichael be an all-star on @netflix:’ He previously shared a side-by-side comparison image of himself playing high school football for John H. Pitman High School in Turlock, California next to a promo snap of Jaden

 The show – which will have Kaepernick appear as himself to narrate the series – will explore the football player’s adolescent years as a Black teen growing up with a white adopted family.

The former 49ers quarterback, who’s an executive producer on the film, grew up in Turlock, California, playing football, basketball and baseball when he was younger, as well as developing a sense of cultural identity. 

He previously shared a side-by-side comparison image of himself playing high school football for John H. Pitman High School in Turlock, California next to a promo snap of Jaden.

Fun times: The two had a bit of fun on the red carpet as Jaden bent his knees to look significantly shorter than the 6feet4 quarterback

Fun times: The two had a bit of fun on the red carpet as Jaden bent his knees to look significantly shorter than the 6feet4 quarterback

Three's a crowd: The two were joined by filmmaker Ava DuVernay

Three’s a crowd: The two were joined by filmmaker Ava DuVernay 

Dapper: Colin wore all black including Velvet coat over double breasted suit, turtleneck, and patent leather dress shoes

Dapper: Colin wore all black including Velvet coat over double breasted suit, turtleneck, and patent leather dress shoes

Standing by her man: He was not alone at the event as he was joined by his longtime partner and American radio personality Nessa Diab

Standing by her man: He was not alone at the event as he was joined by his longtime partner and American radio personality Nessa Diab

Fashion icon: Anna Wintour posed alongside Jaden before attending the screening

Fashion icon: Anna Wintour posed alongside Jaden before attending the screening

‘I never thought I would be casting a young me in a show about my life. I can’t wait for the world to see @ItsJadenMichael be an all-star on @netflix,’ he captioned a side-by-side throwback of himself in late October 2020. 

The two had a bit of fun on the red carpet as Jaden bent his knees to look significantly shorter than the 6feet4 quarterback.

Colin wore all black including  Velvet coat over double breasted suit, turtleneck, and patent leather dress shoes. 

A couple named Rick and Teresa Kaepernick adopted Colin as a child after losing two other sons to heart defects; Kaepernick seen with his mom and dad in 2018

A couple named Rick and Teresa Kaepernick adopted Colin as a child after losing two other sons to heart defects; Kaepernick seen with his mom and dad in 2018

Iconic: Kaepernick ultimately became known for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality at the start of NFL games during his time with the San Francisco 49ers, as he is seen in September 2016

Iconic: Kaepernick ultimately became known for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality at the start of NFL games during his time with the San Francisco 49ers, as he is seen in September 2016 

Big deal: Kaepernick (seen in December 2016) became a focal point of national attention in 2016 when he started to take a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racism

Big deal: Kaepernick (seen in December 2016) became a focal point of national attention in 2016 when he started to take a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racism

He was not alone at the event as he was joined by his longtime partner and American radio personality Nessa Diab. 

 Kaepernick ultimately became known for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality at the start of NFL games during his time with the San Francisco 49ers.   

 The football star became a focal point of national attention in 2016 when he started to take a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racism.

Simply stunning: Ava donned a zebra inspired number

Simply stunning: Ava donned a zebra inspired number

Pretty in patterns: Anna Wintour rocked a chic orange camouflaged coat

Pretty in patterns: Anna Wintour rocked a chic orange camouflaged coat

Eccentric: Mia Bell donned a colorful look including purple Nike sweater

Eccentric: Mia Bell donned a colorful look including purple Nike sweater

Man with the plan: Colin addressed the crowd at the screening

Man with the plan: Colin addressed the crowd at the screening

 He reached a settlement in a collusion lawsuit in 2019 after going unsigned by all NFL franchises in the three seasons since.

Earlier in the night there was a Q&A which took place at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.

Selma director Ava DuVernay, who serves as executive producer on the show, wore a yellow and purple sweater with buttons near the top to the event.  

A star-studded event: Ava DuVernay, Robin Roberts and Jaden Michael spoke at a Q&A about the upcoming show Colin In Black & White

A star-studded event: Ava DuVernay, Robin Roberts and Jaden Michael spoke at a Q&A about the upcoming show Colin In Black & White

She finished off her outfit with a long, light blue skirt and a pair of light brown heels. 

DuVernay was joined on stage by ABC News anchor Robin Roberts and the young man playing Kaepernick in the program, Jaden Michael. 

Roberts wore a multi-colored shirt with a flower pattern and a pair of sensible black slacks while she discussed the upcoming series. 

The Wonderstruck actor wore a blue vest over a long sleeve black turtleneck and pair of black pants. He even posed next to the man he’s playing in a shot of the pair. 

Discussing the importance of their new show: The trio discussed the new program which will follow the journey of Colin Kaepernick from high school quarterback to activist

Discussing the importance of their new show: The trio discussed the new program which will follow the journey of Colin Kaepernick from high school quarterback to activist

A very sensible outfit: Selma director Ava DuVernay, who serves as executive producer on the show, wore a yellow and purple sweater with buttons near the top to the event

A very sensible outfit: Selma director Ava DuVernay, who serves as executive producer on the show, wore a yellow and purple sweater with buttons near the top to the event

After the Q&A, DuVernay and Michael both changed into new outfits and met up with a pair of famous faces for a screening of the new series including Kaepernick who wore an outfit similar to the one he will don in the series, a long black coat over a black suit with a matching turtleneck to boot. 

The Wrinkle in Time director changed into a zebra print dress with a black belt tied around her waist while her leading man put on a black suit with a brown shirt underneath with its collar pulled out over through the neck. 

Michael also posed with famed editor of Vogue, Anna Wintour. She wore her blonde hair in its trademark bob and donned an orange, blue and green trench coat.  

A colorful ensemble: Robin Roberts wore a multi-colored long sleeve shirt and black leather pants

A colorful ensemble: Robin Roberts wore a multi-colored long sleeve shirt and black leather pants

Miniseries coming soon: Colin In Black & White will consist of six episodes and will be released on Friday, October 29

Miniseries coming soon: Colin In Black & White will consist of six episodes and will be released on Friday, October 29

Seeing many famous faces: DuVernay stopped for a picture with actor Andre Holland and activist Korey Wise

Seeing many famous faces: DuVernay stopped for a picture with actor Andre Holland and activist Korey Wise

Michael will portray Kaepernick during his high school years as the young football player traverses toward his ultimate destiny of becoming an activist.

The show will consist of six episodes and will be released this Friday, October 29. 

The real life inspiration for the show, Colin Kaepernick himself, will serve as a narrator for the miniseries which will also feature Weeds actress Mary-Louise Parker and Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman in minor roles.

Netflix recently released a trailer for Colin in Black & White. The clips ran for two minutes and 40 seconds takes fans through a montage of recreated moments from the former 49ers’ life. 

The real-life Kaepernick summed up the major theme of the show in the trailer saying, ‘Trust your power. Love your blackness. You will know who you are.’  

Helping out with the show: The real life Colin Kaepernick will serve as the narrator on the program

Helping out with the show: The real life Colin Kaepernick will serve as the narrator on the program


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