Michael B. Jordan spoke out about the lengths he went to to get in shape for “Black Panther” as he appeared on Tuesday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”.
The 30-year-old, who plays Erik Killmonger in the upcoming flick, said he was on the press tour for “Creed” when director Ryan Coogler called him up and asked if he wanted to be in the movie.
Jordan explained, “I was like ‘cool let’s have some fun.’ From that moment on I dedicated everything to getting in shape and becoming Erik Killmonger.”
The actor had to go to extreme lengths for the role, with him admitting he worked out two to three times a day as well as eating six meals.
He also said he found it difficult to socialize because he had to drink a gallon and a half of water a day.
Jordan went on, “Do you know how often you have to use the bathroom when you’re drinking a gallon and a half of water? Especially in the middle of the night, you’re like ‘oh my god, I’m just going to hold it’ and it doesn’t quite work out.”
Tuesday’s interview also saw Jordan open up about still living with his parents, with him telling the talkshow host that it can be quite awkward when you have those “naked midnight kitchen run-ins.”
The star said it was nice to have home-cooked meals, but admitted it was a little odd to have a “roommate situation” with his parents. See more in the clip above.
Watch DeGeneres trying to get Jordan to say the secret word ‘hamster’ during the interview in the clip below:
“Black Panther” hits theatres February 16.