73 Questions With Michael B. Jordan | Vogue

published on July 2, 2020

– [Interviewer] Well,
this is a gorgeous way

to start a video

Michael B Jordan!

– [Michael] Hey, what's up, man?

– [Interviewer] Popping into your workout

for a 73-question interview

– Let's do this

– [Interviewer] Let's do this

Ok, so what are you up to these days?

– Um, working Working out

– [Interviewer] What's
your daily workout regimen?

– Cardio, uh, do some chest,
back, tri's, the whole body

– [Interviewer] All right, can you show me

the perfect punch?

– Alright, let's do this

Right here, turn it over,
bring it back, guard the face

– [Interviewer] All right, can you show me

the perfect sit up?

– Trying to make me work?

– [Interviewer] Making you work

– Eesh

– [Interviewer] There you go

– Ahh

– [Interviewer] Including
this one right here,

approximately how many
times has someone made

a reference to the basketball
player, Michael Jordan?

– Is that what you're doing right now?

– [Interviewer] I'm doing that right now

– Too many to count

– [Interviewer] So just to clarify,

you're not related to Michael Jordan?

– No, I'm named after my
dad, Michael A Jordan

– [Interviewer] Ah, so
what does the B stand for?

– Bakari

It's Swahili, means noble promise

– [Interviewer] Is there a
Michael C Jordan in the future?

– No, that's not happening

– [Interviewer] Ok So what
do you have planned for today?

– Goin' downtown, check
out some friends of mine

– [Interviewer] Ok Saw
the sweet wheels outside

What's, what's the deal with that?

– Acura NSX was my childhood favorite car

It's crazy

– [Interviewer] What's the fastest speed

that you've ever driven?

– 157 miles per hour

– [Interviewer] Whoa

– Hey Google, turn the lights off

– [Google] Sure, turning
the garage lights off

– [Interviewer] Who's your best friend?

– Oh, Sterling Brown, Chad Easterling,

Vince, Bryce

There's so many to name

There's a lot of them

– [Interviewer] Who's
your celebrity crush?

– Don't have one

– [Interviewer] Who's your hero?

– My dad

– [Interviewer] Who's
your all-time favorite

comic book character?

– Uh, Black Bolt, Inhumans

– [Interviewer] How would
you describe yourself?

– I think I'm pretty passionate

– [Interviewer] What's the one thing

you really want to achieve?

– World domination

I really want to leave
my mark in this world

– [Interviewer] It's Mrs Jordan!

– Hey, what's up?

– [Mom] Hey, how are you?

– Doing good, how are you doing?

– [Mom] Good, good, good

Good to see you

– [Interviewer] What do we have over here?

– It's my grandmother's famous rum cakes

They're amazing

You're taking one home too

– [Interviewer] Ok, what's
the most outrageous thing

you've ever worn, Michael?

– What's the most outrageous
thing I've ever worn?

– [Mom] Oh, I know right away

It's that orange plaid suit
that you wore for some award

– Yeah, I was trying
to take a fashion risk

– [Interviewer] Could
you describe your mother

in three words?

– Uh, mom, loving,
embarrassing – sometimes –

and ah, nurturing, very nurturing

These for Dad?

– [Mom] Please, take that to him

– [Interviewer] Alright,
what's your favorite TV show

of all time?

– Ooh, "Martin"

Can't stop watching it

– [Interviewer] Would
you do nudity in a scene

or use a body double?

– My mom's right there!

Nudity of course!

All nudity, no body double

– [Interviewer] Ok

Can you, uh, tell me something

about your father before, uh, we meet him?

– Don't look him right in the eyes

– [Interviewer] Noted

– What's up, pop?

– [Dad] Hey, what's up son?

– Good, good, good

– [Interviewer] Mr Jordan,
if you can ask your son

a question, what would you ask?

– [Dad] Describing me in three
words, what would they be?

– Three words, what would it be?

Strong, quiet, thinker

– [Interviewer] And Michael, I heard

you have a secret handshake?

– It's universal, it's not so secret

– [Interviewer] Alright

What's the best trait you
got from your parents?

– Oh, man, uh, I think compassion?

Compassion

– [Interviewer] Alright,
what's your favorite film?

– "Rounders"

– [Interviewer] What's your favorite film

when you were growing up?

– "Goonies," uh, "Trading Places,"

"Coming to America," "Friday"

– [Interviewer] How old were you

when you first started acting?

– About 12

– [Interviewer] If not acting,

what would you be doing with your life?

– I think cooking, I love food

– [Interviewer] Alright, do
you have a hidden talent?

– Ironing

I like to iron

I think that counts

– [Interviewer] Ok, so on
this giant map over here

– Yeah

– [Interviewer] Can you show for me

the coolest place you've ever been?

– Coolest place

Cape Town, South Africa

– [Interviewer] Ok

And what's a location
that you'd love to go to?

– Oh man, I'm obsessed Tokyo, Japan

– [Interviewer] Nice

– Anime, it's the best

– [Interviewer] So when
looking back at your life,

when was the most
nervous you've ever been?

– Presenting

I think presenting awards sometimes,

the teleprompter, it gets weird

– [Interviewer] Who's your dream costar?

– Aw, man, Leonardo DiCaprio

– [Interviewer] Who's
easier to impersonate,

Sly Stallone as Rocky or Kyle
Chandler as Coach Taylor?

– Sly, Rocky

– [Interviewer] How many
punches did you take

while filming "Creed?"

– Probably more than I
should, but a lot, a lot

– [Interviewer] What was it
like training for "Creed?"

– Intense, hardest thing I ever had to do

Physically, anyway

– [Interviewer] And what
was your first impression

of Mr Stallone anyway?

– The guy knows a little
bit about everything

I mean, he could tell you, like, who made

the camera, where's this
wood imported from, the desk

The things you don't
think he knows, he knows

He's just a little savant like that

– [Interviewer] Alright

So what do we, uh, have
in this room over here?

– Oh, this is where all
the creativity happens

A lot of work, a lot of
writing, a lot of thinking

– [Interviewer] Ok Favorite
video game of all time?

– Call of Duty, hands down

– [Interviewer] How does it feel

playing yourself in NBA 2K17?

– Surreal

I love that game

I played it so much growing up as a kid

Now I'm in it

It's insane

– [Interviewer] Who's MVP this year?

– Oh, the controversy,
that's a loaded question

Kyrie Irving, the situation
is just set up for him

in Boston that way I think

But he's a killer, you already know

– [Interviewer] Ok, so
who's your favorite actress?

– Meryl Streep

– [Interviewer] And what's your favorite

performance of hers, ever?

– "Death Becomes Her," it's a classic

– [Interviewer] What's your
number one dating rule?

– Always pick up the tab, at first anyway

And then, uh, she never
touches the doorknob

– [Interviewer] What
gets you really pumped?

– Music

– [Interviewer] What ticks you off?

– Being hung up on

– [Interviewer] What are
you most nostalgic for

from the '90s?

– '90s, '90s, '90s

Homemade mix tapes

– [Interviewer] Favorite line

from anything you've worked on?

– Favorite line

"Where's Wallace?"

– [Interviewer] If you could hire anyone

to make a doc about your
life, who would it be?

– Ryan Coogler

– [Interviewer] What would the title be?

– The Gift That Keeps on Giving

– [Interviewer] Favorite beverage?

– Apple juice

You want one?

– [Interviewer] Yeah

Favorite food?

– Oh man that's tough

Uh, here you go

– [Interviewer] Thanks

– Mexican, Italian

– [Interviewer] Ok, who is someone

you really want to meet
but haven't had the chance?

– Malcolm Gladwell

– [Interviewer] Who's
the most stylish person,

living or not living?

– Prince Pharrell

– [Interviewer] What's
a song guaranteed to,

uh, get you dancing?

– Alicia Myers' "I Want to Thank You"

– [Interviewer] Can you
show me that dance move?

There it is

– Ey

– [Interviewer] There it is

– It's a two-step

– [Interviewer] Alright,
who's your favorite singer?

– Marvin Gaye

– [Interviewer] Favorite novelist?

– James Baldwin

– [Interviewer] Favorite artist?

– Hebru Brantley, Basquiat

– [Interviewer] What's the craziest rumor

you've ever heard about yourself?

– That I don't date black women

– [Interviewer] If you
could have a superpower,

what would it be?

– Control time, because then
technically you could teleport

– [Interviewer] Who do you
want to play in a movie?

– Action hero slash quantum physicist

– [Interviewer] Who would you
want to play you in a movie?

– Me

– [Interviewer] Ok, and
let's say a book was written

about you, who would you
want to write your biography?

– Me

– [Interviewer] I know you
got to get out of here,

but what can fans expect
from "Black Panther?"

– Oh, man, I think it's
gonna be incredibly original,

exciting, action-packed

I really think it's a movie

you haven't seen from Marvel just yet

– [Interviewer] Can you give
a reaction to the following?

– Shoot

– [Interviewer] Ok

The Wire?

– Baltimore, crab cakes

– [Interviewer] Philadelphia?

– Cheesesteaks

– [Interviewer] Fidget spinners?

– Video games

– [Interviewer] Your sister?

– Mom number two

– [Interviewer] Your brother?

– Extremely loyal

– [Interviewer] New Jersey?

– Newark

– [Interviewer] Your fellow
73-question alum Zac Efron?

– Heartthrob, I guess

– [Interviewer] He'll be
flattered to hear that

– Hey Google, what's traffic
like to Hope and 8th Street?

– [Google] There's light
traffic on the way to Hope

and 8th Street, so it
should take twenty minutes

What's the most important thing

that's missing in the world right now?

– I think the world is
missing a carbon tax

– [Interviewer] Michael,
it's your parents

– [Mom] Michael

– [Interviewer] Look who's back

– [Mom] You're leaving?

Here, don't forget your lunch

– Thank you so much

Alright, man, see you later, bud

– [Dad] Take care

– The perks of parents

– [Interviewer] What's a cause or topic

that you want to share right now?

– Police brutality in America

– [Interviewer] What
charitable organizations

are close to your heart?

– Lupus LA

– [Interviewer] What's
something you learned recently

that blew your mind?

– You can't lick your
elbow, it's impossible

– [Interviewer] That's
not true That's not true

– Just go ahead and try it, man

– [Interviewer] No I'm
not gonna try right now,

because the last question's right here

Can I have the honor of saying

that I have a secret handshake with you?

– Yeah

Alright, cool

You're coming up?

– [Interviewer] Yep, yep, sure

Cool, thanks

– Work on that

– [Interviewer] That
concludes our interview

– Cool, alright, dude

– [Interviewer] Really
appreciate your time, Michael

– Thanks for coming through

– [Interviewer] Alright, take care

– Alright

– [Interviewer] Thanks

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