Michael B. Jordan took dedication to the next level for his role in ‘Creed’ — which if you haven’t seen it already, do yourself a favor and go see it!
Michael was SO dedicated, that not only did he transform his body into that of a professional boxer’s, he also took a powerful right hook to the face from professional boxer Tony Bellew.
He talked about taking the hit on the ‘Bill Simmons Podcast.’
“The first couple times we tried to do [the punches], we tried to it with the slips. You know, and it’s slow motion, so you can see the misses — the space between the punches. So, all of a sudden, you just hear this snickering from the corner, and everybody’s like “What?” And Sly’s like, “Man you gotta take it.” I’m like, “What do you mean?” He’s like, “No, you gotta take a real punch.” Like, pretty much, I had to really get hit. And legally, Ryan [Coogler] — he’ll definitely tell you this — as a director, he can’t legally say “take the punch.” So I had to willingly step up and be like, “Alright, I’ll take the hit.” But I definitely got peer-pressured.”
Sylvester Stallone shared the clip of Michael’s knockout — and it looks super painful. Watch below.
Michael B Jordon, “young creed and “getting KO’d for real! But he got up and did it again! That’s called guts!! pic.twitter.com/yFo3PVmvhA
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) December 9, 2015