Michael B. Jordan literally said ‘Who, me?’ when asked about being a sex symbol

Here’s Michael B(ae) Jordan at Comic Con over the weekend – he was there for the Marvel presentation on Saturday, because he’s “the villain” in Black Panther, a character named Killmonger. At Comic Con, Marvel debuted some new footage from Black Panther which is still not online. Seriously – Marvel released footage of the CAST REACTING to the footage, but not the actual footage. Those sick, twisted people!! Anyway, MBJ was in full promotional mode, which is how he ended up chatting with Entertainment Tonight at Comic Con. Hilariously, he’s asked about being a sex symbol and he literally says “who, me?” YES YOU.

After his completely bulls–t “who me?” he goes on to say:

“I’m just adjusting to this new air that I’m kind of breathing in, and it’s a balance. I’m trying to find a balance. I’m just trying to mature and develop as a man and as an actor, in front of the screen and behind, so it’s cool. I’m handling it OK. My family is keeping me grounded.”

[From ET]

He also says a lot of nice stuff about Ryan Coogler, the director of Black Panther. Coogler and MBJ have worked together on three films now – Fruitvale Station (which everyone should see!), Creed and Black Panther. In fact, as soon as Coogler signed on to direct Black Panther, everyone was like “oooh, so he’s bringing MBJ, right?” And he did. Anyway… yes, Michael Bae Jordan, you are a sex symbol. Own that. You are The One.

Photos courtesy of Getty.

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  1. Nicole says:

    He’s probably grounded because his entire FAMILY is bae. Have you SEEN pics of his brothers?! Should be a crime to have so much attractiveness in one family

  2. slowsnow says:

    I really dislike the term sex symbol.

    That said, he is very hot.

    Edit: I just googled Ryan Coogler. Man, he is also hot. Jeeez louise.

  3. Margo S. says:

    “Michael bae Jordan” lol.so true. What a fine specimen. Yum!

    • Megan says:

      I think he has such a pretty face.

      • Ceire says:

        Back in the day, maybe The Wire or Friday Night Lights, I remember reading that what makes MBJ so compelling onscreen is he has a strong jaw, and incredibly emotive eyes. Whenever I’ve seen him since I’ve thought of that – he gets across volumes, when lesser actors would need pages of dialogue.

        Also, he FINE.

    • UmYeah says:

      All day every day, MBJ, handsome, talented and just all around yummy!

  4. Tania says:

    I saw Fruitvale Station in the theatre and despite it’s difficult story, it will always hold a special place for me.

    My Dad battled cancer for 3 years. He and Mom moved in with me to get treatment at the cancer centre close to my home. For 3 years I took time off work, drove him to appointments, visited him in the hospital, took him to the ER.

    But in between treatments when he was feeling good, we went to the movies. Fruitvale Station was one of them.

    I sat beside my Dad and tolerated his talking, his chewing the food loudly and sipping drinks through the straw loud.

    But Fruitvale Station was what lead to a showdown. During the movie Dad would colour commentate scenes. “Of course the police will shoot an unarmed man!” “Look at those jerks!” He kept getting more vocal as it went on.

    When the mother went to the morgue he was righteously indignant with his opinion. And because he was vocal throughout he ended up riling up this 90 year old lady sitting in front of us. To the point where both of them were going to take to the streets and either protest or riot.

    Right when everyone should have been crying over Octavia’s heartbreaking scene my Dad and the 90 year old were just angry. Which made me angry because he “ruined” a moment.

    On the drive home I got mad about how he does this in movies. Then I felt bad because he felt bad and we were quiet on the drive. He told Mom later, “I’m not going to anymore movies with Tania!”

    The next weekend a blockbuster was released, I asked them if they wanted to join me and they did. Forgetting the debacle the weekend before. We just had a different dynamic. I would grab all our popcorn and set them up in their seats and either sit 2 rows in front or 2 rows behind and let him be him. I will always see Coogler and Jordan movies because it makes me feel closer to my Dad now that he has left us.

  5. lightpurple says:

    Reggie Montgomery on All My Children forever!

    • Jerusha says:

      Reggie Porter Montgomery!! Yes, he is a sex symbol and I feel a bit queasy saying that since I’ve been watching him since he was about 14 years old. He’s that good-he’s held my attention all this time. So glad he’s getting the big roles now. He should’ve won all the awards for Fruitvale and Creed.

      • Brittney B. says:

        I don’t have to worry about that, because I was 12 when I got a crush on Reggie!

        Then he was the only interesting part of that girl’s plot on Parenthood. Thrilled he’s doing so well now. Michael Bae Jordan indeed.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes! It delights me that I am not the only AMC fan here! I will always have a soft spot for MBJ because of his soap roots. I haven’t thought about the show in a while but recently I was lamenting how it was a nice way to spend my lunch hour. Sigh.

    • lightpurple says:

      We need a romantic comedy reuniting Reggie with Joanie (Amanda Seyfried). Somebody please make that happen.

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    • Meredith says:

      Yes! I always have a soft spot for soap stars who make it big. Especially the ones who aren’t embarrassed by it, like Nathan Fillion.

      I have a forever soft spot for Margot Robbie too because she was on Pan Am and I was one of like four people who actually watched and enjoyed that show.

      • Amy Tennant says:

        I held out hope for Lindsay Lohan for far longer than I should have because she was Amanda’s daughter on Another World!

  6. Loopy says:

    Sorry to lazy to google, the guy from Get Out is also in this? Who knows which role he plays.

  7. Common sense says:

    I am not a comic book/superhero movie fan, however I cannot wait to see Black Panther. Can they hurry up and take my money already!

  8. OhDear says:

    He’s gorgeous, but oh please, he’s known all along!

  9. manta says:

    I know it’s been 15 years but he’ll always be Wallace to me. Hard to let go of The Wire. …
    I still choke when his final scene approaches.

  10. Amy Tennant says:

    He never did much for me before I saw him in his costume for this movie! Now I’m on board! Chadwick Boseman is the most beautiful man ever, as well

  11. Wow says:

    I can see why he would question that. But it also reinforces that statement that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  12. lizzie says:

    i’ve never wanted to be a varsity jacket so badly

  13. Right says:

    Black magic in its finest. ❤️

  14. Gaby says:

    He’s gorgeous and of course he knows it.

  15. Happymama says:

    He’s sooo hot!

  16. jugil1 says:

    He will always be Vince from Friday Night Lights to me. I love him!

  17. Meg says:

    He sees like a dick, said in an interview that women will always be there waiting for him. Jesus women aren’t here to cater to you.

  18. Yup, Me says:

    My family and friends and I are all so incredibly excited about this movie!