Michael B. Jordan Covers Men’s Health Looking Like A Whole Healthy Snack
With filming for Creed II underway and a release date scheduled for fall, as well as his upcoming HBO movie Fahrenheit 451 on the way, get ready to see Michael B. Jordan everywhere. But who are we kidding? That’s never a bad thing.
The 31-year-old actor and his popping pectorals kicked off press by covering the May issue of Men’s Health. And inside the issue he talked about how the current path of his career, including being the star of one of the highest-grossing films of all time in February’s Black Panther, is what he’s been working so hard for since he started his career as a child actor.
“This moment I’m going through right now, I’ve worked my whole life for it,” he said. “I got here and things are really starting to move. Now all my wants and ideas, I feel like anything can happen. It’s crazy. Take a rest? I’m like, why I gotta rest now? I just got here. Can’t stop now!”
He says his newfound A-list influence has also pushed him to be a bit more careful, at least when it comes to the roles he considers. For instance, he told the magazine he was skeptical about taking on the role of fireman Guy Montag in Fahrenheit 451.
“I was cautious,” he said. “I wasn’t exactly sure if I wanted to play an authority figure due to the relationship between my community and the police. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to play that character. But once I got into the book, heard what [director] Ramin [Bahrani] envisioned, and understood what he wanted to say, then it was like, ‘I got it. I want to be a part of it.’ “
In the end, he hopes all the decisions he makes, roles he takes and more, will help him not only have a lasting career, but also build a serious legacy he can leave behind.
“Life is short, you know?” he said. “You see cats who had their moment. Where are they now? Then you see cats people are still talking about today. God rest their souls — why are you still talking about them? Why are they still impacting the world today? I want to leave something behind. A blueprint. A work ethic. Something that my great-grandkids and their kids and their kids can see: This is where it started. Lineage. Intergenerational wealth. Things that are here forever. All that.”