Michael B. Jordan Talks About Getting Advice From Chris Evans For The Fantastic Four Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.15.2014
On playing the Human Torch...
In an interview with The Source, Michael B Jordan spoke about the advice he received from Chris Evans on playing Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) in The Fantastic Four. Here are highlights:
On being able to talk about the role after it was announced: "Oh man! A huge relief. It was like…walking around knowing that for like a year since me and Josh Trank, we talked about this when he first got the job. It's something that we tried to make happen. We knew we had a lot of obstacles in the way and a lot of mountains to move but, you know, for whatever reason things just fell into place and … Fox believed in the situation and believed in me and yeah, we got it done. So that's definitely something that me and Josh celebrated at the wrap. We were just like we did it."
On playing Human Torch: "Yeah man it's been a lot of fun. Johnny Storm is such an iconic character. There's a lot of personality traits and things to him that people are really going to look forward to seeing. Got a lot of original Johnny stuff in there and then you have – not a NEW take but a fresh take. We have a different take on different things as well. I could go on and on about it but I think it's something that people will enjoy."
On if he used anything from Chris Evans' performances: "Nah. It is a reboot you know, it's its own thing. It's its own origins story. I did get a chance to talk to Chris about it, I met him at this event and he was basically like, "Man I can't give you anything." He said, "You're great, you're awesome. Just do your thing. And enjoy it. It's gonna be fun." That was just a really cool piece of information, words of encouragement from the guy who killed the role. He really did a really great job and hats off to him with how talented he is cause he's doing an amazing job with "Captain America." I really enjoy those films as well so that's kind of pretty much where that was."