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Michael B. Jordan Talks Gaining 20 Pounds of Muscles for 'Black Panther'

Michael B. Jordan Talks Gaining 20 Pounds of Muscles for 'Black Panther'

Michael B. Jordan looks so handsome on the cover of WSJ. Magazine‘s Talents & Legends February issue.

Here’s what the 30-year-old actor told the mag:

On gaining 20 pounds of muscle for Black Panther: : “Chest, shoulders, back. My legs a little bit, my quads. I was just, like, massive…It’s a job, man…You really have to diet. It’s hard to be social. You have to drink a gallon and a half of water. When you’re drinking a gallon and a half of water a day, you know how many times you have to use the bathroom? It’s annoying.”

On his relationship status: “Dating, but technically single. L.A. isn’t the best place to date…No offense to L.A.”

On the industry in 2018: “It’s the best time to be a person of color in Hollywood who’s creative and has original projects. Everybody wants that right now. That’s how I feel – I feel like it’s a timing thing. I’m ambitious. I see what actors I look up to have, the types of platforms they have and their ability to create and tell stories they want – I want that. Why not?

Black Panther hits theaters on February 16.

For more from Michael, head to WSJ.com.

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Photos: Ethan James Green for WSJ. Magazine
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  • namers

    I used to like him when he played Reggie on All My Children until he started badmouthing the show that gave him his start. Haven’t and won’t see any of his films.

  • Andrea

    Sounds like a big douche to me. If you’re not ready to commit that’s one thing, but it seems to me that he very much prefers the womanizer lifestyle…

  • KristyTheGossipGirl

    He has projects coming up and is just focused on his career. Dating is not bad, it’s probably what is best for him right now. womanizer?? totally different