Michael B. Jordan on Taking the Torch From Sly Stallone

Michael B. Jordan on Taking the Torch From Sly Stallone

The Creed star talks working with the legend.

Published November 25, 2015

Michael B. Jordan is pumped up and ready to go for his role as Adonis Creed in the latest installment of the Rocky franchise, Creed. The actor re-teams with his Fruitvale Station director, Ryan Coogler, for the project, and tells us the best part of making the film was watching a Hollywood icon at work.

"It's like the legend of Sly," says Jordan of his co-star — and the original Rocky Balboa — Sylvester Stallone. "His range as an actor is humbling to watch."

Jordan, who was already recognizable for his work on Friday Night Lights and The Wire, became a household name with Fruitvale Station, and says he's growing in craft with every subsequent film. "Everytime I step on set, I feel like I improve myself," he says. "It's a constant journey. It's a never settling kind of attitude." One big part of that attitude, he says, is working with a director like Coogler. "Our shorthand is incredible. He's a brother. We came up with the same upbringing, family is really important to us," he says.

Watch our full interview with MBJ above:

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

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