Things We Saw Today: Michael B. Jordan Wrote a Diary From the POV of Killmonger & It Sounds Incredibly Dark
Michael B. Jordan was on the Late Show last night, and after talking to Stephen Colbert about the Met Gala, the two started discussing the wonder that is Black Panther, and everything Jordan had to do to get into the mind of such of a complex villain.
As it turns out, Jordan kept a diary from the point of view of his character. This is a somewhat common technique for actors, and Jordan does it for every role he plays, writing a diary that spans from the character’s “earliest memory to the first page of the script.”
For Erik Killmonger, he says, “His [journey] was particularly dark. It was a very sad journal: not having his mom growing up, he was in and out of the system, foster care, foster homes. It’s a lot of dark stuff that’s probably not right for television. It was deep, man. But it allowed me to go to place before a scene.”
That sounds incredibly heavy. But clearly, it paid off. (Also, MBJ, please publish that diary.)
- Someone call the nerd police, the original Iron Man suit has reportedly been stolen! (via CNET)
- Dave Bautista ad-libbed one of the funniest lines in Avengers: Infinity War. (spoilers in the link) (via Screen Rant)
- Dear world, seconded.
please don’t invite me to an event (esp one about social change) and –then after i’ve accepted– uninvite me because bill clinton then decided to attend/was invited.
emily post would def not approve.
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) May 9, 2018
- This is a great interview with Nina Fiore, a co-producer on season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale, that doesn’t shy away from some of the “fumbles” of season one, and how the show is rectifying those. (via Bitch)
- A few days ago, Ruby Hamad wrote an article for The Guardian about “how white women use strategic tears to avoid accountability” and how that serves to silence the voices of black women. It’s a brilliant, poignant piece. So, of course, the trolls are out in full force. (via Pajiba)
- Yesterday was Teacher Appreciation Day and William Daniels, who you know as Mr. Feeny from Boy Meets World, released a video praising the importance of teachers. Oh wow, it just got real dusty in here. (via Hello Giggles)
- And finally, speaking of the influence 90s television had on our values, here’s a list of shows from the era that are probably a lot more progressive than you remember. (via Bustle)
What did you all see out there today?
(image: Marvel Entertainment)
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