America’s heartthrob Michael B. Jordan just revealed something shocking about his most notable role to date. Playing the villain Killmonger in “Black Panther” allegedly sent him into a deep depression.
Jordan quickly became everyone’s favorite antagonist when he showed up in Wakanda and tried to become the new Black Panther. Although he ended up dying in the end, people everywhere will never forget his performance.
It turns out that that award-worthy role cost him his peace of mind. The actor revealed on the Bill Simmons Podcast that he went to an emotional place that was hard to get out of.
“I haven’t talked that much about it. It was one of those things that I didn’t know what was going on. I never was in a character for that long of a period of time and was that dark, that lonely, that painful. So coming out of it I thought business as usual. I could just go back home, cut my hair off and everything would be back to normal. But I found myself kind of in the routine of being isolated and went out of my way to make sure I was by myself and didn’t say too much. More than the usual.”
He even had to seek therapy to help him work through it.
“Once I got finished wrapping the movie, it took me some time to talk through what I was feeling and why I was feeling so sad and depressed after the movie. I talked to a therapist a few times.”
Luckily, being around his loved ones helped him leave the dark place.
“Just really being present. Not just being in the room but being present and engaging and talking things out that I never really talked through. It was healthy.”
Are you surprised by the revelation? How do you think Michael did in that movie?