Michael B. Jordan has a new interview with Cosmopolitan Magazine, and he discusses his role models and actors who he would like to emulate. He says that he’s a huge fan of Ryan Gosling, adding, “I met Ryan Gosling one time and it was so cheesy. I was like, "Um, I'm an actor…and you're an, um, actor, and I think you're awesome, and I kinda made my career after you a little bit?"
He continues that he also has other idols, saying, “You have the usual suspects that sometimes I get annoyed at saying: Denzel, Will Smith, of course, Laurence Fishburne. But also Joseph Gordon Levitt. I'm very colorless. That's one of my biggest things. When I first started my career, I didn't want anybody to look at me as a black actor. That pisses me off. It's not about that, "You're the next Will Smith or Denzel." Why not the next Ryan Gosling?”
He also adds that he’s still not at their level of fame, where he’s getting mobbed outside, saying, “Nobody's mobbing me outside. I just get a few people—old white ladies or random little girls. The little girls be like, "I love you on The Wire!," and I'm like, "Why would you even know me from The Wire?!" It doesn't bother me, though. When I've seen the people who had influence on me, I was literally like, "Oh man. Wow."
Michael B. Jordan is best known for ‘Friday Night Lights’, but he shot to another level of fame this year with a starring role in the found footage superhero flick ‘Chronicle’.