Ahead of the release of the highly anticipated film "Creed III," its lead stars, Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors, sat down for an interview with journalist Sharronda Williams. The conversation was a captivating blend of humor and serious topics, including masculinity, overcoming past trauma, and living in the moment.
However, it was the end of the interview that truly stole the show and sparked widespread reactions from fans on social media.
The Viral Moment
At the conclusion of the interview, Williams rose from her chair and walked away, leaving the camera trained on Jordan and Majors.
The two actors were caught sizing up the reporter, leading to a clip of the moment being shared widely on social media. The video of their reaction collected over 12 million views on Twitter alone. Williams herself was amused by the viral moment and took to Instagram to introduce herself to the public.
Anticipating Adonis Creed's Impact on Michael B. Jordan's Life
During an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", Michael B.
Jordan spoke about the impact he anticipates the release of "Creed III" will have on his life. He joked that he expects people to approach him, throwing punches, referring to the iconic moves made famous by the original Rocky actor Sylvester Stallone.
"Everyone's gonna come up to me, you know, throwing the punch up, that's going to be the thing. I used to see Sly do that all the time," Jordan said. "Now, I get it. People randomly coming up (and) smacking s**t off the table.
(I'm like), 'I'm trying to eat, what's going on?' (They say), 'Adonis Creed, we meet again.' (I respond), 'I just met you, what are you talking about?' But yeah, I'm looking forward to that."
Behind-the-Scenes Preparations with Denzel Washington
Jordan also shared his experience of working with other actor-directors, including Bradley Cooper, Jon Favreau, and Denzel Washington.
Reflecting on his connection to Washington, Jordan recounted out how the Oscar winner played a crucial role in his preparation for the role of Adonis Creed. "We were in the middle of rehearsal and he picks up his phone and he calls this guy and was like, 'Hey, Warren, it's D.
Yeah, yeah, so remember that kid I was tellin' you about? Yeah, well, he's gonna hire you. Alright, cool,'" Jordan remembered. "(It was) so crucial - just the shortlist and to really prepare, you know, what scenes you (are) gonna actually shoot and what (are the) shots that you actually need - storyboards were a lifesaver for me."