Michael B. Jordan

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Part 3: Celebrities react to the Ferguson protests (Part 1, Part 2)

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MUST READ: Michael B Jordan Responds to Critics of Him Playing Johnny Storm in the Upcoming Fantastic Four. His Op-Ed in Entertainment Weekly Showcases the Brilliance, Tenacity and Perseverance of Michael. To Us, He is a Super Hero On and Off the Screen. Check Out Our Favorite Quotes Below and Read the Full Op-Ed Here: http://bit.ly/1HAkODr

  • “Sometimes you have to be the person who stands up and says, “I’ll be the one to shoulder all this hate. I’ll take the brunt for the next couple of generations.” I put that responsibility on myself.” Michael B Jordan
  • “Maybe, if I set an example, Hollywood will start considering more people of color in other prominent roles, and maybe we can reach the people who are stuck in the mindset that “it has to be true to the comic book.” Or maybe we have to reach past them.” Michael B Jordan
  • “You’re not supposed to go on the Internet when you’re cast as a superhero. But after taking on Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four—a character originally written with blond hair and blue eyes—I wanted to check the pulse out there. I didn’t want to be ignorant about what people were saying. Turns out this is what they were saying: “A black guy? I don’t like it. They must be doing it because Obama’s president” and “It’s not true to the comic.” Or even, “They’ve destroyed it!”” Michael B Jordan
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Adonis & Bianca in Creed (2015)

“When I mention the scene where Michael B. Jordan’s character, Adonis, taking down her braids, which every black girl immediately died over, she notes, ‘That was not a mistake. If you look really closely there’s cocoa butter and a scarf to wrap her hair. It was a real opportunity to show young black people with nuance, and not have it be about race.’

I love that you get to see a black man be sensitive and vulnerable — and seeing a black woman demand those things of him. As millennial love is not women waiting at home but being just as — if not more — ambitious, and showing how it works when two people are after something.’ Tessa Thompson x