Michael B. Jordan has made a point to remove a major source of stress for his mother, Donna Jordan.
The actor, who most recently starred in “Black Panther,” has decided that he will never play a character whose death happens on screen – all to stop his “super emotional” mom from losing it, he revealed in an extensive interview.
“When I shot my death scene in ‘The Wire,’ she was on set. And the (production assistants) kept coming to me and saying: ‘You may want to check on your mom,’” the 31-year-old actor told The New York Times.
“I go see her, and she’s sitting there bawling. I’m just a kid. I’m going, ‘Come on, Ma. You’re embarrassing me.’ And after ‘Fruitvale Station,’ I was like, ‘Man, this is really affecting her.’”
So Jordan began taking on roles where he didn’t die: “Fantastic Four” and “Creed” and “That Awkward Moment.” In addition to the survival of his characters, he had an ulterior motive other than making his mom happy.
“I want people to see me win,” he told The Times. “I want audiences to see me ending up on top — not dying.”
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