Michael B. Jordan Goes Undercover on Twitter, YouTube and Reddit | GQ

On this episode of "Actually Me," Michael B. Jordan goes undercover on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and more sites. Why didn't he rap on the 'Black Panther' soundtrack? Why doesn't he go into professional boxing?

Released on 11/12/2018

Transcript

00:00
What's going, everybody?
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It's Michael B. Jordan,
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and I'm going undercover on the internet.
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I plan on answering some of your comments
00:05
that you never thought I would respond to,
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some questions, and just clear up
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some things on the internet
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that you guys possibly didn't know.
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This is Actually Me.
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First up, we got Twitter.
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@michaelbjordan, why didn't you rap
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on the Black Panther album?
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You too talented not to have a bar or two.
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Hey, man, I appreciate the faith.
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Music has never been one of my strong points.
00:30
During a all-star weekend down in New Orleans,
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I think it was two years ago,
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I opened up with The Roots,
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kind of a spoken word rap kind of thing,
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and that was it for me.
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Jay-Z said I did a good job.
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That's all I need to hear.
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Retired from the music industry.
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Next, If Michael B. Jordan has actually trained
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like a real boxer for Creed and Creed 2,
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why doesn't he go into professional boxing?
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[chuckles]
00:53
That's funny.
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He's been eating four to five meals a day,
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been working out three times a day.
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He knows how it goes.
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He has a routine.
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Why not compete professionally?
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I'm-a leave that to the professionals.
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I'm an actor acting like a boxer.
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That's that.
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Next, YouTube.
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♪ I got, I got, I got, I got loyalty inside my DNA ♪
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Real life, can he fight doe?
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Question mark.
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Yeah, I got these hands, see me.
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Next.
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Next up, we got Reddit.
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Marvel's Black Panther.
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Oh, this is from me, I Tweeted this, great.
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Marvel's Black Panther.
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Would love to go toe-to-toe with Iron Man and the Hulk.
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Definitely would be a dream role.
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Did he audition for Black Panther and got Killmonger?
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I think that's what--
01:38
I think that's what with Tom Hiddleston with Thor.
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Okay, we're gonna work on grammar,
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but other than that, we're all good.
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No, I never auditioned for Black Panther.
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Me and Ryan are really close.
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As soon as he got the directing job,
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he hit me up, and we talked
01:53
about possibly playing a villain.
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He thought it would be a good move for me.
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I never played a character that was
01:59
that intense, the antagonist.
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He built the character, the rest is history.
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Next.
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Michael B. Jordan buys a teen a new retainer
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after she bit through it
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during his shirtless Black Panther scene.
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Sweet gesture.
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I'm just confused about the logistics of this.
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Like, how did it break?
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I don't really know how exactly she broke it.
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I'm guessing she bit through it maybe,
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but yeah, I sent her a DM, and I asked her
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if I could pay for her retainer.
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She declined.
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I asked a couple times, she declined,
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but whenever I'm in the Bay area,
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I plan on meeting up with her and giving her a picture.
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That was the trade-off.
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Next.
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[electric piano music]
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Wikipedia.
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In March 2017, it was reported
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that Warner Brothers wants to cast Jordan
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as a younger version of Morpheus
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in a possible prequel of The Matrix.
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Yeah, I think it was a rumor.
02:48
I read that too somewhere.
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Next.
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Back to Twitter.
02:55
What do you think Michael B. Jordan's favorite anime is?
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That's a good question.
02:59
Favorite anime is Naruto Shippuden.
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Been a fan of it for years since I was maybe 12,
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13 years old.
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I've literally seen Sasuke and Naruto grow up.
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At the end of it, it was pretty sad.
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I dropped a couple tears.
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Enter.
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I bet he fucks with Samurai Champloo.
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Yes, yes I do.
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And FLCL.
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Don't know what that is, exactly.
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Doesn't mean I'm not a true anime fan.
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I just don't know what that is.
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It's a long day.
03:24
Next up, IMDB.
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Took tap dancing lessons as a child.
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My mom is forever embarrassing me.
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Yes, I took tap dancing lessons when I was a kid.
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It was the first place
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I could actually catch the bus to by myself,
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and that was the trade-off, and I went a couple years.
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Pretty decent.
03:41
Shoutout to Gregory Hines,
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and save Jon Glover.
03:44
Awesome.
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He was offered the role of Dr. Dre
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in Straight Outta Compton.
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I was.
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Amazing story, obviously.
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Dre is incredibly talented, legend.
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I just didn't think I was right for it.
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I think they casted the perfect guy.
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I don't think anybody else could've done it.
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Kudos, they did an amazing run, movie's awesome.
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Next.
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Next up, Instagram.
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When will we see a buddy cop comedy
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from the both of y'all?
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Hey, you know, he's busy, I'm busy,
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but yeah, I think we might see something
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from us in the future.
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You never know, we might be cooking up something right now.
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That's it, I'm signing off the internet.
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I hope I answered most of your questions and comments,
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and cleared up some things.
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Yeah, that's it.
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See ya.
04:31
I think that's what with Tom Hiddleston with Thor.
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Every time I read it, it's funny.