American actor Michael B. Jordan had to get ‘therapy’ after starring in the Marvel Superhero movie, “Black Panther”.
The 31-year-old actor admits it was tough playing super-villain Erik Killmonger in the high grossing 2018 movie as he had to “isolate” himself a lot to play the role.
According to BangShowbiz, the actor was speaking on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Conversations when he revealed, “I went to therapy, I started talking to people, starting unpacking a little bit. I was by myself, isolating myself. I spent a lot of time alone. I figured Erik [Killmonger], his childhood growing up was pretty lonely. He didn’t have a lot of people he could talk to about this place called Wakanda that didn’t exist.”
And Michael has confessed immersing himself in the character “caught up” with him.
He added: “Of course it’s an extreme, exaggerated version of the African diaspora from the African-American perspective, so to be able to take that kind of pain and rage and all those emotions that Erik kind of represents from being black and brown here in America … that was something I didn’t take lightly. I didn’t have a process. I just did whatever I felt I needed to do or whatever I felt was right in the moment every step of the way. I didn’t have an escape plan, either. When it was all over, I think just being in that kind of mental state … it caught up with me.”
Michael found it “tough” readjusting to normal life at first but has urged others to seek out therapy as it really helped him being able to open up.
As reported by The Sauce Black Panther starring Kenyan Oscar award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman and many others made history last month when it became the first ever superhero movie to be nominated in the Best Picture category for the 2019 Oscars.