One of our favorite actors, star of the upcoming Creed 2, Michael B. Jordan, sat down for a VERY in-depth cover story interview with Vanity Fair.
The 31-year-old actor was known for his roles on The Wire and Friday Night Lights , but he’s truly blown up over the last three years with his roles in Creed and Black Panther, discussed his family and growing up, his goals as an actor, his relationship with director Ryan Coogler, the financial aspects of the movie industry, leveraging his fame, and more.
Part of that “more” included what Jordan sharing what a typical day’s like for him, which includes meditating, working out (twice), what he eats for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus a lot of time in the shower.
Don’t let him fool you though. He’s not just working out and sleeping all the time.
Jordan has a lot on his plate. He is producing and starring in a sci-fi TV series called Raising Dion, for Netflix, about a black boy with superpowers (co-produced with Charles D. King’s MACRO), and making a feature film called Just Mercy, about a passionate young lawyer representing death-row inmates, co-starring Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson. He’s also producing a coming-of-age TV series for Oprah’s OWN network, currently titled David Makes Man, written by playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, who co-wrote and produced the celebrated indie film Moonlight; and a historical epic about an all-black regiment during World War II called The Liberators — an idea Jordan’s father tipped him to. Then there’s Jordan’s next movie with Ryan Coogler, Wrong Answer, about a notorious standardized-testing scandal in Georgia, with a script by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Jordan is even preparing for his directorial debut with a film adaptation of the best-selling young-adult novel The Stars Beneath Our Feet, about a young black boy who finds hope as an obsessive Lego builder after his brother is killed by a gang.
Oh yeah, he’s also get ready to remake of one of his favorite movies, The Thomas Crown Affair and creating a new marketing company.
“Once it starts to roll on its own, I can kinda start to live my life a little bit more, and that’s the sacrifice that people don’t really get. These people you see with these legacies, they don’t ever talk about what they sacrificed to get there. People think these things just happen. It’s not like that,” he says.
Read the entire profile at VanityFair.com.