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  • have a good time over there looking just I'll see you.

  • Look at that level.

  • You see his teeth in the dark.

  • This air white is some island.

  • I know.

  • I messed up.

  • Hey, what's going on?

  • Everybody for first we feast.

  • I'm Sean Evans and you're watching hot ones.

  • It's the show with hard questions and even hotter wings.

  • And today I'm joined by one of the busiest actors in Hollywood, Michael B.

  • Jordan.

  • He's a bona fide leading man.

  • You know him from his award winning performances and Creed Fruitvale Station and Friday Night Lights.

  • You can catch him in one of the year's most buzzed about blockbusters.

  • Black Panther in theaters Now, Michael.

  • Welcome to the show, man.

  • Don't appreciate.

  • Appreciate it.

  • How are you with hot food?

  • I'm okay.

  • I like I like a little spicy like flavor.

  • Like being able to taste, you know, saying my food, but, uh, yeah, we're gonna push that.

  • Push that to the max.

  • Uh huh.

  • Good.

  • Good.

  • I want to start by taking it all the way back.

  • I'll give you two curious details.

  • I heard about your childhood and you can choose which one you want to elaborate.

  • on.

  • Okay.

  • Your sister once locked you in a dryer.

  • Used to set rolls of toilet paper on fire.

  • Um, I don't know that my sister off the hook on this one.

  • Definitely thrown under the bus.

  • Like for years about the dryer situation.

  • But I was a pyromaniac growing up.

  • I used to live next, one of my grandmother, and she's always have incense, you know, saying match just sparked that spark that on fire just literally just light it on fire.

  • Or, like, take the insect, like poking through the shower plastic shower curtain.

  • Yeah, I had my fair share of weapons off of that.

  • Did you ever catch a weapon for racing cars?

  • Fast and furious style as a youth in New Jersey.

  • You did your research, huh?

  • Yeah, My dad shoot me out.

  • Ah, a bunch of times used to go down the avenue p by cineplex in Jersey City, and we said, like, definitely like race cars and stuff like that.

  • Fast enough.

  • You has had a big impact for much die right now.

  • So this is like like a cheap Malia.

  • I'm happy to take right now.

  • So far so.

  • But I mean yeah, the warm up's a good So I read that you studied Heath Ledger's Joker in preparation for a Black Panther.

  • And then when I found most fascinating is that you lived Eric kill monger for nine months, growing your hair out, drinking and walking around with a chip on your shoulder.

  • And I wonder when you were in that mode, who's the innocent bystander that caught it?

  • You ever snap on a Brie stuff for messing up your praeli lot?

  • No, it was ah, kind of stayed to myself.

  • Eric didn't really have any family, no real friends.

  • And you spend a lot of time in his own head walking around.

  • I didn't feel like myself, so I could see like people kind of get out my way a little bit, or, like, kind of like they'll see me coming.

  • Avert eyes means right.

  • That kind of gave me, like the even more confidence that I was kind of like falling deeper into character, and you called it liberating.

  • What do you miss most about living the Eric life?

  • He just did give a fuck about nothing like they just It was just a very nonchalant whatever kind of added to and then switching gears a little bit.

  • You know, the hip hop soundtrack.

  • It used to be such a big deal when you think about movies like Bulworth or Above the Rim or Belly.

  • And then this superhero movie against all odds seems to be a renaissance, thanks in large part to Kendrick Lamar, and I'm wondering which song brings off hardest for you on the gym playlist.

  • I've a listen.

  • It's a paramedic, a lot.

  • Paramedics been going hard, and Brian somehow manage to collaborate with Kendrick and showed him the movie.

  • His voice, you know, and kind of like Wait stance.

  • Well, right now it's a perfect fit for this movie.

  • So, yeah, paramedic, right now.

  • But I've been blasted, blasted pretty hard.

  • That's cool.

  • That is the set up.

  • Yeah, because the senator could sell already.

  • Does this set up?

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah, it's cool to say nothing is easy, G B.

  • And that's what we want.

  • You Yeah, right now, right?

  • Well, you into a false sense of security.

  • I didn't throw me off the deep end.

  • I'll get it.

  • So the Michael B.

  • Jordan blueprint, it's all about hard work, whether it's three a days and the gym are living with your parents to stay grounded.

  • You seem to embody an almost maniacal like commitment to success, but we all know that there could be a dark side to greatness.

  • So what I want to do is hit you with some classic rap lyrics about the price of ambition.

  • And I'm just wondering how they hit your ear.

  • That's a good thing.

  • This 1st 1 is from Drake.

  • Lately, I feel the haters eating away at my confidence.

  • They scream out my failures and whisper my accomplishments.

  • Is that ring true to you?

  • Not ours.

  • That doesn't ring true to me.

  • But you know, some cold lyrics created drinks, drinks, lyrics usually really like ring True.

  • First time really hurt a rapper's at my age, whatever spitting things that I was actually going through in my life, the transition of success, you know, saying coming from where I come from, his lyrics usually kind of like Hit me hit me pretty hard.

  • Let me try another one for you.

  • This is from childish Gambino off.

  • I'm all right.

  • Being happy is the goal.

  • But greatness is my vision.

  • And all these girls were thinking they compete with my ambition.

  • That's pretty spot on.

  • You know, people don't really understand the sacrifices you have to make, you know, like your ambition comes first and want to be successful and build that legacy.

  • Usually sacrifice a lot of young, personal life, you know?

  • So yeah.

  • Yeah, that one rings pretty true.

  • This next one is from nods off back when It's pathetic.

  • I don't get the credit I deserve.

  • That's why I hate doing interviews.

  • Not at all.

  • It doesn't ring.

  • Sure.

  • I said I don't get the credit I deserve, but yeah, that one.

  • That one.

  • That was just a job, Larry.

  • So this is still safe.

  • Still say I am me down?

  • No one say suspicious.

  • I'm just saying I'll never see you get nervous.

  • Really?

  • On hands on.

  • I gotta check you out.

  • Just make sure you don't say Well, See what I'm dealing with my own school.

  • Well, how does the miles?

  • Yeah, we had a kitchen.

  • Such a compliment.

  • That's ours.

  • Michael, I appreciate you taking the way we got you a bag.

  • May I love it.

  • I love it.

  • So I know that you commit to every role that you do and nowhere is that more apparent than in the lore behind a Donna's Johnson and Creed.

  • There's this famous clip that's been viewed millions of times online, of you taking of brutal right and falling to the mat.

  • Is that just another day on set?

  • How bad were you taking a beating during that?

  • Yeah, man Slide just loves to, like, you know, the dish out punishment.

  • I think he likes to see me in pain.

  • He was a man.

  • Look, I took a real punch.

  • Rocky, you gotta take real punches doing creative, man.

  • I gotta slide it.

  • I'm gonna do it.

  • I had to take the real punch.

  • Antonia gave me about 40%.

  • He said you put about 40% on that punch.

  • It felt like I was in a car accident.

  • Three days, man, like my neck spying on top of my back.

  • It was It was It was a tough it, But it seemed to gain points with slide because he said, That's called guts.

  • Is they got right back up and did it again?

  • Yeah, we did it twice the first time.

  • We didn't even get the shot like his glove was in the way and literally blocked it with connection, whatever.

  • So we had to do it twice and so crazy.

  • I went down and I was on the mat, and I'm just sitting there and in my head, I'm like, it felt good.

  • It felt like, you know, it looked good.

  • And then I popped up and we ended up getting shot.

  • Smoke, ghost, Pepper.

  • Heard about them.

  • Okay.

  • Yeah.

  • I want creeps a little bit.

  • Yeah.

  • Group's starting to turn the knob a little, just a little bit.

  • Just a little something.

  • Okay.

  • Up, Mike.

  • I went from two bites toe like a nibble goes Sometimes I'm Michael's to every current segment on her show called.

  • Explain that, Graham.

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