Michael B. Jordan Talks Oscar Buzz, Christian Grey, & 'That Awkward Moment' (Interview)
The 26-year-old actor stars alongside Zac Efron and Miles Teller in the film, which tells the story of three best friends who vow to maintain their single status for as long as possible when one of them is devastated by a recent breakup.
In case you missed it, check out the hilarious trailer!
That Awkward Moment hits theaters on January 31, 2014!
Click inside to read our interview with Michael B. Jordan…
JustJared.com Interview – Michael B. Jordan
JustJared: So tell us about working with your co-stars. Let’s start with Zac.
Michael B. Jordan: This is my brother right here. We went through the trenches together.
JJ: And Miles?
MBJ: He’s very witty and always has something smart to say. He’s a good guy and has become one of my brothers too. It’s funny how you work on films and build up these friendships off-camera. It’s cool.
JJ: So what kind of preparation goes into a role like this?
MBJ: We just went out and tore up the town.
JJ: What’s it like filming in New York compared to L.A.?
MBJ: I’m from New Jersey, so being closer to home was perfect for me. I could see my family, my mom, my dad.
JJ: How does your character compare to your real-life dating style?
MBJ: My character is married…which is complete opposite. A little bit more…you know, I’m out there dating, I guess.
JJ: We saw in the trailer that both Zac and Miles strip down. Were you the lucky one who didn’t have to get naked in the film?
MBJ: You have to see it…a little cheek, the brown part of the booty (laughs).
JJ: So what’s the douchiest thing a guy could do on a date?
MBJ: Make a girl pay. If you invite her out and then make her pay.
JJ: Should she offer?
MBJ: I think a fake reach is welcome, and the guy’s like, ‘I got you.’ But yeah, that’s always welcome (laughs).
JJ: Your last film Fruitvale Station was very well-received and there’s a ton of Oscar buzz. I know you don’t like talking about rumors, but that has to be pretty flattering, no?
MBJ: I don’t (laughs). I love that the film is getting that much attention. The work we put into it is getting recognized. It’s cool. The human part of me on the inside wants to get excited and is very happy to be in that conversation. But you always have to manage your expectations because you never know how things are going to turn out. It’s pretty cool.
JJ: The role of Christian Grey is up for grabs. Would you ever do it?
MBJ: For sure, hands down. If they offered it to me, I would be Christian Grey in a second. Why not? Christian Grey? Yeah. That would be fun.
JJ: Andrew Garfield recently gushed about you in an interview. Is the feeling mutual?
MBJ: I’m a big fan of his, definitely. I can’t wait to work with him one day. He’s extremely talented and we have a lot of mutual friends. I haven’t personally met him yet, but I can’t wait.
JJ: And what do you have in the pipeline?
MBJ: Nothing. There’s a whole bunch of possibilities, but that’s life. You never know what you’re going to get. I’m just focused on pushing Fruitvale and this film, and we’ll see what happens next year.