Michael B. Jordan Talks 'Black Panther' And Relationships With WSJ Magazine

2018 is set to be an action-packed year for Michael B. Jordan.

In February's issue of WSJ Magazine, the actor explained how he prepared for his role as Killmonger in Black Panther and why he's "technically" still single.

While this might be the actor's first role as a villain, Jordan told WSJ Magazine that he studied villain performances by Heath Ledger and Michael Fassbender.

The 30-year-old stated that he really wanted to build a performance that people will remember.

"Trying to find that controlled rage. The villains that are the most fun to watch for me are the ones that you can empathize with, you kind of know where they're coming from, you can see their point of view. I tried to bring that to Killmonger," Jordan said.

Fans know that Jordan will not disappoint especially since this is his third project with the film's director, Ryan Coogler. The two previously worked together on Creed and Fruitvale Station.

As he focused on making sure he delivered a remarkable performance, he also was willing to grow his hair out and gain weight if he needed to.

Jordan revealed that he grew his hair out for a year and gained 20 pounds of muscle to make sure he really embodied Killmonger's character.

Jordan Clears The Air

As previously reported, Twitter users had a conniption when rumors surfaced that Jordan was allegedly dating someone. However, it wasn't the fact that he was possibly in a new relationship, but rather that he was dating outside his race.

Jordan's female followers were so upset that they were willing to call for a boycott on his work.

One Twitter user, meanwhile, stated that she didn't really care that he had a girlfriend, she was upset that she isn't his girlfriend.

Well, the actor's female followers will be happy to know that Jordan is dating, but he hasn't officially committed to anyone yet.

Although he is dedicated to his craft, Jordan explained that he blames his current relationship status on his city of residence. 

"L.A. isn't the best place to date," the actor stated

Jordan's busy schedule might have some influence on his love life, as he is set to appear in HBO's movie version of Fahrenheit 451 this spring and the second installment of Creed, which will be releases in November. He has also launched his own production company, Outlier Society Productions. 

In the meantime, Jordan's fans can catch him in Black Panther, which hits theatres Feb. 16. 

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