Michael B. Jordan accidentally got drunk during his GQ interview

Michael B. Jordan
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No, seriously, it was unintentional. And he called GQ writer Chris Heath the next day to make sure he didn't say anything too embarrassing.

That tidbit and more appear in Heath's October profile of Jordan for GQ, one of three covers prepared for the month by the magazine (the other two were on actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob Lowe). Heath accompanied Jordan first for dinner at a trendy restaurant on Manhattan's Lower East Side, then re-joined the actor the next day for a trip through his hometown of Newark, New Jersey. The Manhattan meal was the scene of the unintentional boozing; after a thoughtful reflection on his early career and personal life, Heath says Jordan's three drinks seemed to catch up to him:

It takes me a while to realize that he's a little gone. Some of his answers confuse me... His pronouncements are also getting bolder and bigger, and sometimes with a slightly combative edge. "I'm not chasing anything," he tells me. "I'm not chasing money, I'm not chasing fame. I'm out here in my own time doing things that matter to me, and what I feel like would matter to people. That's honestly it." [GQ]

Jordan is starring in the Rocky expansion film Creed, which comes out in November. After dying in so many of his previous acting credits — Blackout, Chronicle, Fruitvale Station — Jordan says it was important for him to do a film like Creed where "I win, and I am on top," because "I don't want people to get comfortable with seeing me die all the time." Read more of Heath's interview with Jordan, including what the actor has to say about growing up in a rough part of Newark, wanting "roles that were written for white characters," and his first impression of Sylvester Stallone, at GQ.

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