Actor, Michael B Jordan expalins why he only wanted to audition white actor roles
By Patricia Uyeh
American actor, Michael B. Jordan, who played Erik Killmonger in Marvel’s record breaking movie ‘Black panther’, recently revealed why he only wanted to audition for roles written for white actors.
Jordan opened up during his interview for Variety‘s “Actors on Actors,” with “Insecure’s” Issa Rae. There, he admitted that after he finished working on “Fruitvale Station,” he personally told his agents that he wanted to stop auditioning for roles written for African-Americans.
He said:“I said, I don’t want it. I want to only go for, like, [roles written for] white males. That’s it,” he said. “Me playing that role is going to make it what it is. I don’t want any pre-bias on the character.”
“Sometimes writers write what they know, what their encounters of us would be”
” I think my ideas for the type of career I want moving forward is I want to play roles that impact people, that make people feel and think. I don’t want to ever caught in the machine of making movies . I’d much rather create, produce projects that mean something for other people”