Thursday, October 4, 2018

Michael B Jordan on November 2018 Cover of Vanity Fair Magazine

Since getting a new editor in chief, Vanity Fair has become a magazine that I can relate to. Mainly because the covers has become more diverse. Michael B Jordan is the November 2018 cover star. On the cover which was shot by Cass Bird, MBJ is wearing a black blazer in the water. In the issue, he talks his career, representation, his parents and so much more. Continue below to read some excerpts from his interview. For more on MBJ's feature, visit and pick up a copy on newsstands. 

On racial equity:

I’m first and foremost a black man, for sure, but what I’m trying to do, and what I’m trying to represent and build, is universal. We live in the times where everything is based around race. And for me, it’s like, I get it, I understand. It just makes everything so loaded. When the way to do it is to Trojan-horse it, so then people look up, and say, ‘Oh wow, what happened? I didn’t even realize that.

On agencies passing on him:
I remember when I first came to L.A., and me and my mom, we went to all these agencies trying to get representation and they passed on me—WME passed on me, CAA passed on me, Gersh, all these guys fucking passed on me.

On moving to find success:
You get inspired, the possibilities, the dreams, what opportunities are over there. It gives you this hunger to get across the water, across the bridge, across the tunnel, to the other place.

On the pressure to succeed:
I think about that a lot. We’re parked under a tree near Sunset Boulevard, and the racing is over. It’s being the guy that has the opportunities and is in a position that can change the lives of a lot of people that you care about. It’s a natural weight of not wanting to fuck up, you know what I’m saying, and not wanting—and that’s why I overthink a little bit too much, or I’m always thinking about . . .

Credit: Vanity Fair

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