Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and former "Dancing with the Stars" champion Hines Ward appears briefly in the new trailer for the much-anticipated movie "The Dark Knight Rises," which will come out next summer.
In the trailer, Ward is shown running for a touchdown while the entire football field collapses behind him.
Ward, who blogged for The Times while he competed on "DWTS," was kind enough to take time out from his preparations for Saturday's game against St. Louis to answer a few questions via email about the trailer.
1. Hines Ward in "The Dark Knight Rises"? How did that come about?
I was honored when the producer of the movie asked me to be in it. I have always been a Batman fan. So it was a once in a lifetime experience for me.
2. Any other Steelers in the movie?
I really can't disclose that information. So you will have to go watch the movie to find out. :)
3. I'm sure you were sworn to secrecy regarding the film. Is there anything you can tell us about it at all?
I wish I could. I will just say that it's going to be a great movie.
4. Which do you prefer, dancing or acting?
Both are a challenge to me. I loved my time on "Dancing with the Stars." I made a lot of great friendships and that show was awesome. I also had a great time doing the movie. So both were great experiences for me.
5. What was your reaction after seeing yourself in the trailer?
It blew me away. I mean to be a part of something that will last forever was amazing. I was truly blessed to be a part of it all.
— Houston Mitchell