Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan dived so deeply into his killmonger character that he sought out therapy following filming for the Oscar-nominated film.
“I spent a lot of time alone,” Jordan said during a SuperSoul Conversation with Oprah Winfrey. “I figured Erik, 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.” The way Jordan describes his state of mind, he really delved into Killmonger’s mindset.
“Readjusting to people caring about me, getting that love that I shut out,” he said. ” I shut out love, I didn’t want love. I wanted to be in this lonely place as long as I could.” I think just being in that kind of mind state … it caught up with me,” the 31-year-old actor said.
Therapy helped him sort things out.
Michael B. Jordan Sought Therapy Following His Role As ‘Killmonger’ In Black Panther