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Michael B. Jordan Barely Had a Social Life During ‘Black Panther’

Michael B. Jordan Barely Had a Social Life During ‘Black Panther’


You look good. Thank you, you do too. Appreciate it. So you were backstage. You were probably
getting all ready and doing push-ups and stuff. But I showed some of your
body of work out here. I don’t know if you saw it. Yeah. Some throwbacks? Yeah. Just some, yeah, some body of
work that the people liked. [AUDIENCE CHEERING] OK. Yup. That was pre-Black Panther. Uh-huh. I was trying to get in shape. Yup. OK. Tropical vacation,
switching it up. Yeah, yeah. Out in the Bahamas. Yup. Yup. There. So it basically doesn’t
matter what movie you do? You’re just in good
shape all the time? I’m just trying to stay in
shape for as long as I can. And to get paid to do it– why not, right? Yeah. Yeah. But I mean, how much in
advance before Black Panther did you know that? And did they ask you to
get in that kind of shape? Because you’re
already in good shape. Yeah. I was on the press
tour for Creed. Right. And Ryan call me up
it was like– aye, we’re about to go
shoot this other movie. Do you want to do it? And I was like– cool,
let’s go have some fun. And then that was literally it. And from that moment
on, I just decided to dedicate everything
to getting in shape and becoming Erik Killmonger. I read you didn’t really
get to have a social life because you’re drinking a
gallon and a half of water– so you have to pee all the time. Do you know how often you
have to use the bathroom? Yeah, that’s not fun. Especially in the
middle of night. You’re trying to sleep, you got
to wake up, use the bathroom. You’re like, oh my god,
I’m just going to hold it. And then it just
doesn’t quite work out. Right. Yeah. And then you just
had to eat cleanly? And then you had to like–
just how many hours a day to work out? We didn’t really go by
hours but like session. So I will work out two
to three times a day. Eat six times a day. And just– I mean it’s hard
to go out to a club or party when you’re like–
oh wait, meal prep. We got to go like pop this thing
in the microwave and eat food. So it’s tough to
socialize when you’ve got to get in shape like that. Yeah, and to work out three
or four times a day too. It is. So as soon as I leave
here, I’m going to the gym. Really? Yeah. Why? What are you doing next? Creed 2. You’re doing Creed 2? Yeah, yeah. That’s fantastic. Congratulations. Thank you, thank you, Oh, that’s great. So in the process of
getting back in shape and getting that together. So we start shooting
that in April. So it will be dope. Don’t you want to just play a
character– you lay on the sofa and do nothing at all? You just like eat
pizza and just hangout? Yeah, soon. Like that you gain weight
and that you’re just lazy? Just become method and just
sit there with the belly? Yeah. Yeah. Six pack to a keg? Yeah. I’ma work on that. Try to get that. Try to get that. You’re on the cover. You’re doing so well. I’m so proud of you
and so happy for you. And you’re on the cover of
Vanity Fair, right here– with a bunch big shots. That was a lot of fun. Yeah. Yeah. That’s a nice group
to be included in. Krista Smith. Annie Leibovitz, she’s a legend. She’s amazing to shoot with. Yeah, she is. Yeah, that was a fun shoot. Yeah. I was in it and a lot of
people didn’t see it but– What happened? Well, I don’t know. There I am under– Ah, there. Yeah. [LAUGHING] They didn’t give you the
prime real estate spot. No. They just kinda– No. Kind of stuck you down there. No, I was– OK. Yeah, I was behind y’all for
a minute and I was like– no, I’ll come under here. OK, OK, OK, OK. Yeah. I like it. You’re just kind of
like peeking out there. Yeah, yeah. Oprah knew, she knew. Yes, she definitely knew. She knew I was there. So I read that you’re– because the last
time you were here, you were talking that
your folks are here. Yup. And you were all
living together. And thank you for the vacuum. Oh! They loved it. Yes? All the cleaning supplies– Yeah. And stuff like
that for the house. Kind of my first home
starter kit in a way. Yes. Yeah, you helped me
out a lot with that. You need a vacuum cleaner. Vacuum cleaner– It’s an adult purchase–
that and a ladder. That’s when you know
you’re an adult– That’s it. When you have a
ladder and a vacuum. And irons. And an iron, yes. Do you know how to iron? I love ironing. Do you? I do. Wow. Because you have to do
it right– otherwise you’re making more creases. More wrinkles. Yes. Yeah, but it’s
something therapeutic about seeing all these
wrinkles and just– it’s like my mom
with washing dishes. She says there’s something so
soothing about washing dishes. And I said– OK, cool, whatever. I agree. I feel the same about
washing and drying dishes. I like to do it by hand
and I love vacuuming. OK. There’s something really, to
me, comforting about vacuuming. Anyway. That’s like me and ironing. It’s OK. Odd jobs. We could live together. We could definitely
live together. Yeah. But speaking of that– so
you’re living with them now? Are you going to move
out at some point? Because you should. Immediately. Yeah. Yes, yes– as soon as I can. I love my parents, but we have a
roommate relationship right now which is interesting, you know? You get home cooked
meals but then you also have random
trips to the kitchen in the middle of the night. And just the random
run-ins that just might be a little uncomfortable
from time to time. Naked? Sometimes shirtless,
maybe a little naked. A little naked? Maybe a little naked. Your mom or you? Who’s naked? [LAUGHTER] Me. OK, all right. Oh man, that was
a mental picture. Oh man, ugh! Oh, dang. She is dangerous, oh. [LAUGHING] I don’t know. You said naked and then
you have to elaborate. I have to specify. You’re right, yes. OK, yeah. Hi, I’m Andy. Ellen asked me to remind you
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