Michael B. Jordan gives equal parts dapper and sexy in his new spread for DuJour magazine.
In the mag, Hollywood’s breakout star talks about his career, finding love, and Bill Cosby’s influence.
In fact, he started out in the industry at 12-years-old when he landed a small part on The Cosby Show.
“He commanded that set; that was his show. He demanded a professionalism from everyone.” In one instance, Jordan recalls, Cosby helped him learn to embody his character. “He gave me a tick,” Jordan says. “[He said], ‘You care about your hair. You love your hair. You brush your hair nonstop all day. That’s what you do.’ And I was like ‘alright, got it.’ So I brushed my hair. And you’re shooting this thing for hours. Imagine brushing your hair until your scalp is raw.” But it taught him about dedication, and about how far he’d go to deliver a memorable performance, no matter how small the part.
Michael’s not landing ‘small’ parts anymore. He’s starring in Fantastic Four (which opens this weekend) and will be starring in the Rocky spin-off Creed — due out in November.
We can imagine that his hectic schedule doesn’t leave too much time for dating right now, but eventually he’ll be ready for a family.
“My family environment growing up is very much what I want eventually. It gives me hope and a longing for something more than the surface kind of relationships that you have so much. I always use them as a gauge. They were 28 or 29 when they got married. So I have a year… But unless something dramatic goes down, I don’t see that happening.”
Check out more photos from his spread below. You can read the rest of the interview here.