Michael B Jordan wanted to play roles meant for white actors after Fruitvale Station

By: PTI | Los Angeles |
Published: June 8, 2018 8:13:37 pm

After Fruitvale Station, Michael B Jordan worked with Ryan Coogler in Creed and Black Panther.

Black Panther star Michal B Jordan has said that post his criticially-acclaimed film Fruitvale Station he only wanted to play roles that were meant for white actors. During Variety’s Actors on Actors series, the 31-year-old actor told fellow actor Issa Rae after the Ryan Coogler-directed film he made a decision to not audition for roles which were specifically written for black people.

“I said, I don’t want it. I want to only go for, like, (roles written for) white males. That’s it. Me playing that role is going to make it what it is. I don’t want any pre-bias on the character,” Jordan said. Rae, best known for creating and starring in HBO’s Insecure, discussed…

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