Michael B Jordan has weighed in on the differences between playing a fictional character and a real-life figure.
In his new movie, Just Mercy, the Black Panther star steps into the shoes of attorney Bryan Stevenson, who was involved in the case of falsely-imprisoned Walter McMillian (portrayed by Jamie Foxx) during the 1980's.
"When you work with fictional characters, you have more creative license to kind of like, you know, exaggerate in certain places or just be as creative as you wanna be," he exclusively told Digital Spy.
"When you're working with a real person, you know, you kinda have to honour and respect all the facts, and be as honest and truthful as you can."
The actor was incredibly fortunate to be able to collaborate with the real Bryan on Just Mercy, as he explained: "Being able to work with Bryan, you know, give him a phone call or text if I ever get lost or I need advice on any specific thing, he was definitely there as a resource."
Meanwhile, Michael recently admitted that he didn't have a "set plan" for his role of Erik Killmonger in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - but will he be back for Black Panther 2?
Just Mercy is in cinemas now.
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