Michael B. Jordan has been getting tons of hate from fans who believe he only dates white women.
During a recent interview with The Breakfast Club, the actor finally set the record straight while discussing what went in to perfecting the role of Killmonger in Black Panther.
“It took me to a dark place, this character. Not even a dark place, but isolated. Killmonger what he was fighting for wasn’t too far from what the culture was feeling at the moment. It was an opportunity for me to express what the generation is feeling right now through my art. That was a real liberating feeling for me,” he explained.
“I spent a lot of time away from my family. I didn’t talk to my mom or dad or my brothers and sisters and stuff like that. I worked out a lot. It was a sad place. I just kind of stayed to myself. The physical aspect was the easy part. Mentally going to that lonely place and being willing to do whatever it takes to free his people, was the more challenging part, but it was a lot of fun too.”
Charlamagne took the opportunity to throw some shade about Michael B. Jordan’s rumored preference for dating white women, and the actor’s response finally provided some clarity on the issue.
“What about white women? Did you cut off white women during that time too?,” Charlamagne asked.
“Why you gotta go back there? I like women period, all women,” Jordan responded. “Everybody is on the table. Everybody.”
Guess that clears it up. Michael B. Jordan is an equal-opportunity heartbreaker.
He also revealed how his life has changed since he starred in the blockbuster Marvel film.
“It’s insane. I was kind of known before but now I can’t go anywhere,” he said. “ The mall is off-limits. My Postmates bill went through the roof. It’s incredible.”
The Fahrenheit 451 star took time to praise his constant director, Ryan Coogler, for writing his character’s most powerful lines.
Ryan Coogler is incredible man. We just wanted to really get the essence of what Killmonger was trying to say,” he said. “Going in chains and trying to live wasn’t really on his agenda. He was willing to die for what believed in. I think he won. I think got his point across in the end.”
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