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Kevin Costner honors ‘Divine location’s co-star Ray Liotta

evin Costner paid a tribute to Ray Liotta by sharing a video clip of "Field Of Dreams" on his respective Instagram and Twitter accounts.©Universal/Courtesy Everett Col

Kevin Costner paid a tribute to Ray Liotta by sharing a video clip of “Field Of Dreams” on his respective Instagram and Twitter accounts.©Universal/Courtesy Everett Col

Kevin Costner recollected his “inherent” baseball scene in “Divine location” with Ray Liotta in a genuine recognition for his previous co-star.

Fans and big names the same are grieving Liotta’s passing after the cherished entertainer kicked the bucket at 67 years old on Thursday.

Costner featured as rancher Ray Kinsella close by Liotta, who played Shoeless Joe Jackson, in the hit 1989 film which was designated for three Oscars.

Sharing a video clasp of the exemplary scene on his particular Instagram and Twitter accounts, Costner honored his buddy.

“Crushed to hear the fresh insight about Ray Liotta’s passing,” Costner composed. “While he leaves an amazing inheritance, he’ll continuously be ‘Shoeless Joe Jackson’ in my heart.”

“What happened that second in the film was genuine. God gave us that trick. Presently God has Ray,” he added.

 

Costner’s Kinsella was an Iowa farmer who plowed over his corn to build a baseball field for Jackson and other members of the team.

“What happened that moment in the film was real. God gave us that stunt. Now God has Ray.”

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Despite the success of the hit film, Liotta revealed to GQ in 2019 that he’s never actually seen the movie.

In fact, the actor said he actively avoided watching it for personal reasons.

“It has to do more with something personal that was going on at that time,”

Liotta said.

“So, when I did go to see it, my mother was sick, and we couldn’t stay. I just, I’ve never seen it.”

Ray Liotta played the role of a member of the 1919 Chicago White Sox who was banned from baseball after the team threw the World Series.
Ray Liotta played the role of a member of the 1919 Chicago White Sox who was banned from baseball after the team threw the World Series.
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Elsewhere in the interview, the actor opened up about some personal conflicts he had over certain aspects of his character during filming.

“I bat, me, Ray, bat right-handed, I throw left-handed,”

Liotta said.

“Shoeless Joe batted left-handed and threw right-handed. So, I was practicing left-handed, and obviously, I thought they would just do camera tricks.”

Liotta continued,

“Well, the producers and the director came down one day to watch how I was coming along, and they saw, since I wasn’t left-handed, but they batted really stilted back then, so I thought we could get away with it. And because it was only my third movie, I wasn’t gonna say, ‘No, this is what you have to do.’”

“They said, ‘Doesn’t matter. Shoeless Joe never came back from the dead, you can bat right-handed.’ I bat left-handed and throw right-handed, so. But, no, I’ve never seen it,”

he added.

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