EBONY recently caught up with Jordan about superheroes, his starring role in the Rocky universe boxing movie Creed, his Canon Photo exhibit and superheroes.

EBONY: How’s everything been in your world?

Michael B. Jordan: Everything is good. Working with Canon right now for their PIXMA PRO City Senses tour. Down here hosting this art gallery, cutting photos for them, so I have my own exhibit, which is pretty cool. I never had one of those before so I’m enjoying it.

EBONY: What inspired you to want to get involved with the photography side?

MJ: My mom was really big on photos growing up, so I always took a lot of time around dark rooms, taking pictures and seeing how they would come out. My mom always had a camera on her, so as soon as I was old enough to get my own camera and start taking photos, that’s kinda what I’ve been doing. Just on an amateur level, nothing too serious. So I’ve always had a love and a passion for photos.

EBONY: What stood out or really resonated with you concerning this exhibit?

MJ: It was a mixture of everything, honestly. Everything goes into a photo, it’s like time travel for me. It’s memories. So to be able to take photos of something and remember where you took it and what was going on in your mind that day, it’s kind of like a song, like music. That’s why music and time go hand in hand, because it’s like time travel. I really, really appreciate that.

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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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GALLERY LINK:
Photo Sessions > Session #056




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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GALLERY LINKS:
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.

GALLERY LINKS:
Photo Sessions > Behind The Scenes > Session #050
Photo Sessions > Behind The Scenes > Session #052
Photo Sessions > Session #013 [+4]
Photo Sessions > Session #039 [+2]
Photo Sessions > Session #046 [+11]
Photo Sessions > Session #048 [+1]
Photo Sessions > Session #049
Photo Sessions > Session #050
Photo Sessions > Session #053
Photo Sessions > Session #054
Photo Sessions > Session #055




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