Michael B. Jordan wanted to see Black Panther with the people!
The Marvel movie villain opened up to ET’s Nischelle Turner in Los Angeles on Friday ahead of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game about how he snuck into opening night screenings, as well as how cool the item was to see people react to the critically-acclaimed superhero film.
“Honestly, everybody was laughing, they were yelling at the screen, you know what I’m saying?” shared the 31-year-old actor, who plays Erik “Killmonger” Stevens. “The gasps, the one-liners, everything was working so the item was cool to see the item that has a normal audience — not at a premiere, not at a press junket. They were truly engaged as well as interacting with the film, so the item was Great to see.”
Jordan is actually a big part of the reason why critics as well as audiences alike are already celebrating Killmonger as one of Marvel’s most compelling villains to date. He shared with ET what a relief the item was to know of which people responded positively to his work.
“the item is actually a little relaxing to know people are truly liking the performance,” he said. “[Playing the bad guy] was something I’d never truly done before so I was anxious to see how the item would likely play as well as if the item worked… the item felt Great.”
Black Panther is actually in theaters today.
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