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Here’s Why Michael B. Jordan Only Wants to Audition for Roles Written for White Men

By Ahsinet Monee
Hip-HopVibe.com Contributing Writer

Michael B. Jordan isn’t here for roles for African Americans.

Earlier this week, Michael B. Jordan explained during a candid discussion with Insecure star and creator Issa Rae as part of Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” series, that he’s not just taking on  any role in Hollywood.

The Wakanda star recalled a decision he made after participating in Fruitvale Station. Following the film’s release, Michael told his agents that he didn’t want to audition for roles written for African-Americans.

“I said, I don’t want it. I want to only go for, like, [roles written for] white males. That’s it,” he shared during the conversation. “Me playing that role is going to make it what it is. I don’t want any pre-bias on the character.”

The role would not only land him critical praise, but also even more success with projects such as Creed and Fantastic Four.

Watch the full discussion when it airs on PBS SoCal KOCE on June 19 at 7 p.m. and June 21 at 7 p.m. Both episodes will stream on pbssocal.org following their premieres.

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