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.