Check out Michael B. Jordan!
The actor and budding mogul covers the April issue of Men’s Health magazine.
With such an action-packed career on screen and mega-strides occurring behind the camera, the Hollywood pin-up is tasked with centering himself and finding balance amidst the busyness of being Mr MBJ.
As well as posing it up in the skin-baring spread, he opened up about how he’s navigating challenges on his journey.
Pics, quotes, and behind-the-scenes footage after the jump…
Reflecting On His Career & Future:
“I’ve always been a person that tried to be present but also live in the future. Usually when you shoot projects and movies, when you finish, it’s done and over with. You kind of check out. Then you’re on to the next thing, and you don’t really talk about the past thing until you do a press tour or something like that. You kind of let go of it as an artist [when] you give it to the world. It’s for everybody else now.
But I think about legacy a lot. What I leave behind is something that I think about a lot. This past year brought a lot of that to the forefront of my brain. Everybody’s had their share of loss in one way or another. I lost a friend in Chadwick [Boseman]. There are a lot of things that I want to accomplish, and I know time is limited and life is short, [so] I try to not take it for granted. It’s really made me focus on that.”
On His Evolving Take On Critique:
“People are always going to have their opinions about me. People can make up something completely false that has no f*cking substance or anything, and there’s going to be 100,000 people that are going to believe it and that’s going to be their opinion of me. I can’t do anything about that, and I’ve just got to accept that and keep moving in my purpose. People that know me know my heart. But people that know me for my work . . . they know what I allow them to know. The fact that I’ve been so closed off about a lot of parts of my life was a personal choice. As I’ve gotten older and a little more mature and comfortable in my own skin, I’ve become less concerned about it.”
On His Approach To Career & More Broadly His Life:
“I’m playing to be autonomous. That’s liberation, because you’re really controlling your own destiny, and it gives you the freedom to make an impact where you see fit. It’s like, ‘All right, I can do what I need to do, when I need to do it, and there’s no asking.’”
Peep behind the scenes of the shoot: