But it was getting killed on screen in one of his first big roles – on The Wire – that was almost too much to bare for his mother.
“It started with my mom, who’s super-emotional. When I shot my death scene in ‘The Wire,’ she was on set,” he told the NY Times. “And the P.A.’s kept coming to me and saying: ‘You may want to check on your mom.’ I go see her, and she’s sitting there bawling. I’m just a kid. I’m going, ‘Come on, Ma. You’re embarrassing me.’”
His mom’s reaction was a catalyst that led to Jordan realizing how he wanted to mold and shape his career after one of the all-time greats.
“Look at Denzel [Washington]’s career,” he said. “I want people to see me win. I want audiences to see me ending up on top — not dying. I want to be the leading man.”
Mission accomplished, Creed!
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