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Michael B. Jordan & Brie Larson Talk About Playing Real-Life Superheroes in 'Just Mercy'

Michael B. Jordan & Brie Larson Talk About Playing Real-Life Superheroes in 'Just Mercy'

Brie Larson and Michael B. Jordan pose for photos at the Just Mercy press conference during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday morning (September 7) at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Canada.

The actors, who are both Marvel stars, were joined by co-stars Jamie Foxx, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Tim Blake Nelson, Rob Morgan, and Karan Kendrick, as well as director Destin Daniel Cretton.

At the premiere the night before, Michael and Brie talked about getting to play real-life superheroes in the film based on the true story of lawyer Bryan Stevenson.

“These are real-life superheroes,” MBJ told the crowd (via EW). “For me, this was very intimidating at first. After I got a chance to get to know [Stevenson] and his work, I felt like I had a great deal of pressure to get it right. I felt honored to be able to carry that weight and to be able to go to set every day and try to make a difference, and try to be a part of that change.”

Brie added, “I would go into the drudges for [Cretton] any time. But, really, the question was: Does Michael want me there? Because my only role in this was to support. This is the true definition of supporting role. I just wanted to be there for him, and to be given the opportunity to hold space for him was one of the most incredible experiences of my working life. We shared moments that mean so much to me, and this story is so powerful; Bryan’s voice is so powerful. Every day was a treat.”

FYI: Michael is wearing Sies Marjan. Brie is wearing Celine.

30+ pictures inside of the Just Mercy cast at the press conference…

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