Black Panther may have been the highest-grossing film in the US in 2018, and probably the viewer most enthusiastic about the audience, but that does not mean that it was always easy to work on. Star Michael B. Jordan has been educated about the mental toll of production and why he went into therapy after filming.
Jordan took on the role of supervillain Erik Killmonger and joined Chadwick Boseman Black in Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler's Marvel Comics. Alternatingly charismatic and scary, Jordan was one of the highlights of the entire movie. But the 31-year-old Jordan went to a dark, personal place on the way there.
"I was alone and isolated myself," Jordan told Oprah Winfrey during a Tuesday recording of her SuperSoul Conversations TV Special. Winfrey had asked where he had gone to embody "all that wickedness" in Killmonger.
"I spent a lot of time alone," Jordan said. "I thought Erik [Killmonger] his childhood was pretty lonely, he did not have many people to talk to about this place called Wakanda that did not exist."
He dove headfirst into the psychology of his character, something common among actors, but it seemed to be abraded.
"Of course it's an extremely exaggerated version of the African Diaspora from the African-American perspective to be able to endure this kind of pain and anger and all the emotions that Erik represents in black and brown here in America. .. That was something I did not take lightly, "said Jordan. “title =”