When it comes to chasing your dreams, it’s important to always remain grounded.
Despite breaking into the industry at such a young age, Michael B. Jordan admits to having humble beginnings in his career.
“When I first moved out, it was like still booking jobs, but still dead broke,” said Jordan during an interview with R&B Money hosts Tank and J. Valentine. “So yeah, it was like, ‘That’s what’s his name from ‘The Wire.’ But I’m like, ‘Me and Sterling was applying at Jack in the Box.”
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During his time as Wallace in the hit HBO series, “The Wire,” Jordan was a tender 14-years-old, and although the show was critically acclaimed and well-received, this didn’t stop the now 36-year-old from putting in the work to make money on his own.
Remaining Humble Through It All
“It was a moment when we were going to fast food spots, trying to apply for jobs,” Jordan said. “And it was one of those moments where you’re sitting in the car before we went there, and it was like, ‘Yo, we about to do this sh-t? Are we about to f-cking apply for godd-mn fast food right now?’ And these ni–as gone know who I am, so it’s not like oh, this is a random person.”
He continued: “I was willing to take the L. You know what I’m saying, and deal with the ‘You look familiar,’ and ‘Are you the…’ You know what I’m saying?”
It All Worked Out
Since then, Jordan has worked alongside some of the hottest names in the industry and appeared in films such as “A Journal For Jordan,” “Just Mercy,” “Black Panther,” and many more. His breakout film was Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station.”
As previously reported by AfroTech, Jordan recently made history by exceeding all expectations with his directorial debut in the third installment of the “Creed” franchise. The film brought in more than $100 million globally with an initial budget of $75 million, landing the biggest domestic opening for a sports movie ever.