On Wednesday (March 1), Michael B. Jordan received a star on the Hollywood Walk of fame, where he was introduced by his Creed III co-star Jonathan Majors and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler.
During his tribute to the 36-year-old actor, Majors got emotional but also praised his already massive achievements.
"Michael, to me, represents a mythical character. I don't think it's an act of luck or an act of chance that so many people see him as Adonis [and] that he was cast as Adonis," said Majors, 33, referring to Jordan's role as Adonis Creed in the franchise. "I'm extremely honored to call you my friend...No man on the planet deserves it more. I love you to the moon and back."
Additionally, Majors called Jordan “Michael B. Handsome” and said that Creed I inspired him to get an Equinox membership. "In my time with Mike – I like to say I'm new to the party – I've seen him fight in many rounds in many things," he continued.
"Sometimes it's his body giving out in the day of shooting and him looking at me in the eye and saying, 'Let's go, let's continue.' When it's hot, we're tired, his empathetic agility is being pushed to its Nth degree. He's gotta deal with my crazy a**, everybody pulling on him, and I'm giving him hell in (the ring), but he's dealing with it with a mythic effort, with a god-like integrity."
In his speech, Coogler recalled meeting up with Jordan for the first time before casting him in 2013's Fruitvale Station. "We met at a Starbucks not too far from Universal Studios . . . We sat down right there in the lobby, and we talked about our families, about our hopes, our dreams, why he got into the business," he said. "I remember thinking, 'Man, I hope this dude wants to do this movie, because it feels like he's going places, man.' I realized that he hadn't been a lead on a television show or in a movie yet, and I said, 'Man, we got to change that.' But I had no idea how much we would have a chance to change that."
Jordan is one of the most respected actors in Hollywood and has been acting since he was 12 years old. His body of work includes films like Fantastic Four (2015), Creed (2015), and Black Panther (2018). This week he's set to make his directorial debut with the release of Creed III.