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Michael B. Jordan discusses “Black Panther” & Relationships in Wall Street Journal Magazine

The Wall Street Journal Magazine have released their first issue of the year and Michael B. Jordan is one of the cover stars alongside Jessica Chastain.

In a chat with WSJ’s Jason Gay, The star of one of the most anticipated movies this year “Black Panther” revealed how he had to gain up to 20 pounds of muscle in preparation for the movie.

He also spoke about his relationship status as well as the present state of the Hollywood industry.

Read excerpts below:

On gaining 20 pounds for “Black Panther“:

Chest, shoulders, back. My legs a little bit, my quads. I was just, like, massive…It’s a job, man…You really have to diet. It’s hard to be social. You have to drink a gallon and a half of water. When you’re drinking a gallon and a half of water a day, you know how many times you have to use the bathroom? It’s annoying.

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On his relationship status:

Dating, but technically single. L.A. isn’t the best place to date…No offense to L.A.

On the current state of Hollywood in 2018:

It’s the best time to be a person of color in Hollywood who’s creative and has original projects. Everybody wants that right now. That’s how I feel – I feel like it’s a timing thing. I’m ambitious. I see what actors I look up to have, the types of platforms they have and their ability to create and tell stories they want — I want that. Why not?

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