Examiner.com had the opportunity to exclusively interview actor Michael B. Jordan, see below:

Q: Tell me about collaborating with Axe and what that process was like?
A: It was awesome. They reached out to my agency and was wondering if I was interested in helping them launch their Gold Temptation line. I was familiar with their Dark Temptation line, which I was a fan of. I smelled it and I was like “oh man, this is awesome. This is something that I would definitely wear and use” so I tried it out and I thought it was great. They also gave me the opportunity to direct some of the content and online videos and stuff like that and that was a lot of fun. My first time stepping behind the camera and doing that and temptation to me is such a fascinating topic because temptation could mean so many different things whether it’s food or money or guilty pleasures or women, men, it’s limitless so to kind of play on what tempts men and women throughout the line was pretty cool for me to get involved with.

Q: One of the stats from the Axe survey is that 90 percent of guys would love it if girls made the first move. Does that surprise you?
A: Girls like when guys approach them because that’s usually how it is. Guys, we pursue women. That’s just our nature and how we are wired so when we don’t have to do that and a girl approaches us, it’s like wow, that’s nice. So of course we would like that, for sure.

Q: Another stat from the survey is 81 percent of girls are more tempted to go out with a guy if he asks her out with a personal call vs. a text or email. What’s your style?
A: It depends. I think sometimes, we all use texting as a crutch because it’s so easy and it doesn’t really stop our day for the most part but I think to assure a woman you want to go out, to see that you’re serious, you take the extra effort to pick up the phone and make a phone call. I think it’s much more personal and then when you get her on the phone, it’s like you ask a question and you get a response back. For a text message, they can read it and get back to it whenever they want to. So that makes a difference, almost like a power play in a way.

Q: What was the highlight of sitting in that co-directing chair?
A: The highlight was for the first time being able to really instruct the actor on how I felt and what the scene needed. I’m so used to being told kind of what to do within a collaborative experience by just being the subject instead of the person behind the scenes cause I have to worry about being so camera so it was pretty cool.

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Michael B. Jordan joins HuffPost Live to talk #TemptationTuesday and give us the sexy scoop on all things dating, plus dish on his superhero role in “The Fantastic Four” reboot.

The Source Magazine had the opportunity to interview Jordan exclusively about teaming up with AXE for their new Gold Temptation campaign and his upcoming projects. Check below:

Q: This collaboration that’s going on between you and AXE, how’d that get started?
Jordan: Man, it was an incoming phone call from my agent and it was just one of those opportunities that I couldn’t pass up, you know? I’ve always been a fan of AXE and when I heard about their new product and they sent it out to me for me to try and smell and I was like, oh man. It’s hard for me to talk about something I don’t care about or I’m not really into but once I tried it out for myself I was like, wow okay I can get into this. I know a lot of my boys and people that I know would love this stuff so let me just try to put my own fingerprints on it and just go along with the campaign. It worked out.

Q: This is a new scent that they’re bringing out?
Jordan: Yeah, it’s called Gold Temptation. It’s a follow up to Dark Temptation and … the smell is more chocolatey, it has some bright citrus flavors and it’s very layered. It has some spice. It’s not overwhelming. It’s one of those smells that you put on and you don’t realize you have it on anymore and somebody compliments you, they’re like, “Oh yeah, you smell great.” It feels good. It happens like three or four times throughout the day with people complimenting you on how you smell. It’s good, it’s a good scent.

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I have added a new photo session featuring Michael into the gallery. Thanks to Alikat for the donating! Please, give the credits if use them.


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Jordan talked exclusively to MTV News about new details on the upcoming superhero reboot, and his work with the Sprite Films program. Check below:

MTV News: This Sprite Films thing is definitely something different for you… How did you get involved, and how did it all get started? 
Michael B. Jordan: I got involved a few months back. [At] CinemaCon in Las Vegas, I [was] encouraging first time filmmakers to be ambitious and take chances and risks, because you never know where your career is going to go. The fact that Sprite launched this program really encouraged filmmakers, basically from conception: write a script, giving them [a] platform to show their film.

And then the incentive that [Sprite] was going to be donating toward their school’s film fund. It’s important in starting off their career, and any advice I could give them as an actor from my perspective, and my experience. Much of my experience was working with first-time filmmakers, it made my career, so it would be kind of hypocritical to not give back, because that’s the only way people are going to get better and grow.

So it was the perfect marriage of me and Sprite, to get on board and talk about something we are both passionate about.

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Michael B. Jordan talked with People about his new collaboration, his flawless style and of course, what scents he loves on a woman.

PEOPLE: Why did you want to take part in this campaign?
MBJ: According to an Axe survey, 75 percent of guys and 60 percent of girls don’t know what tempts the other. I felt that was a personal problem and wanted to get some answers. It’s a shame that in the modern world of dating, we don’t know what tempts one another, so I thought, ‘Let me be part of the solution in a cool, creative way.’ It was cool because I got to move from in front of the camera to behind it — Axe is allowing me to direct some of the content. [Videos will be released in September.]

PEOPLE: What’s your first cologne memory?
MBJ: I think it was my dad. When I was a kid, I used to be around my dad, wanted to be like him. I’d see him put on aftershave, cologne, and I’d stand in the mirror — it’s so cliché — I’d stand in the mirror and pretend I was shaving without a beard, the shaving cream and everything.

PEOPLE: What was the first cologne you ever wore?
MBJ: I think I stole my best friend’s, you know how you’d borrow it and never give it back? I’d go to my roommate. Then it was Jean Paul Gaultier, the man-shaped bottle with the turquoise stripes, that I purchased on my own.

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I’ve uploaded new scans of Michael’s feature in the July issue of Empire Magazine & Total Film. Check out the full-size scan in our gallery. Thanks to Luciana for helping me out with some of these scans!

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Magazine Scans > Empire Magazine July. 2014
Magazine Scans > Total Film July. 2014

As promised on tumblr, I finally added a few missing and new gorgeous outtakes from Michael at the gallery. Enjoy! Thanks to Claudia for helping me with some.

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Funny or Die released a new video featuring Michael B. Jordan & Sterling Brim, check below:


Michael B. Jordan joins ESSENCE.com in conversation about his spirituality, his mother’s battle with Lupus, and why he believes his incremental successes in Hollywood —from The Wire to most recently, Fruitvale Station—have helped him mature as an actor, and as a man.

Do you consider yourself spiritual, religious?
Spiritual. Hands down. Grew up in church. I’ve always been the person to ask, ‘Why, why, why? Where’s the proof?’ I’ve always believed in a higher power, something bigger than myself. I think you would be foolish to not feel that way.

What’s the last thing that made you remember to be grateful?
Just recently. My mom has Lupus. She’s always smiling even when I know she’s not feeling her best. She just moved up to Los Angeles a couple months ago, so she’s closer to me now. It reminds me to be grateful. Same thing with my Dad. He’s a diabetic and has complications with that from time to time. Being grateful for the things I have, family that I have around. It always kind of puts things in perspective for me.

Finish the sentence, “I am happiest when …”
I’m happiest when around my family, and that’s just like blood family, extended family, that’s my business family. I’m happiest when I’m around people that genuinely have love for me. And vice-versa. There’s no pressure. I think that’s when I’m happiest.

Do you have a quote, proverb or scripture that you find yourself frequently looking to?
The 23rd and 91st Psalm for me. Also, my dash. I was born in 1987, dash question mark. The dash between my birth and what’s next is what I try to work on every day. Doing the most with my dash. Making a difference. You’re only on this earth for a short amount of time, you just want to do something that you can leave behind. Something that ensures you’re never forgotten. That’s what I think about a lot.

You’ve been doing this for 15 years.
I started when I was 11 or 12. Doing this for 15, 16 years, man, that’s a long time. I think what kind of helped keep my sanity was I never got too much too fast. It was always stepping stones, small success and I was able to grow with my work. I was able to mature as a man. I didn’t have any crazy child actor stories. I’m not going bald.

You come off as balanced.
Very balanced. I’ve been in L. A. 8 years. I moved up there when I was 19, as soon as I finished high school and I finished my run on All My Children. I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and try something different. I wanted to do film. I wanted to see if I could do it. Thank God I did.

Michael B. Jordan is currently filming Fantastic Four.