Michael B. Jordan doesn’t want to hear about the Oscar buzz for his new movie ‘Fruitvale’. Despite the fact that the movie just sold at Sundance for a very lucrative deal, and it’s been getting the sort of Oscar and awards buzz that precipitated movies like ‘Winter’s Bone’, ‘Little Miss Sunshine’, and ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’, Michael says that it’s too early to be thinking of awards.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, he says, “I try not to hear it at all. It's one of those things where you can kid yourself and act like you're not excited or it doesn’t pique your interest a little bit, but at the end of the day, I'm not going to get my hopes up. What is meant to happen will happen organically. I've never been the kind of guy to hype myself up. It's just not my thing. If people are appreciating the work and that leads to being in such company with the Academy, then I won't try to stop it.”
He also talks about how he booked ‘Fruitvale’, saying, “The script came across my agent's desk at United Talent Agency. We had literally just been talking about what I wanted to do next, and I said I want to do a huge movie and then I want to do gritty independent film. I booked "Chronicle" and as soon as I got back, "Fruitvale" came across my agent's desk. I sat down with [writer/director] Ryan Coogler, had a conversation with him and it was a no-brainer. Ryan is amazing.”
Michael B. Jordan is best known for his work in ‘Chronicle’, but look for ‘Fruitvale’ to shoot him into the attention of millions of movie-goers across the country.