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Michael B. Jordan Kept Killmonger Diary for ‘Black Panther’

Michael B. Jordan kept a diary based on his Black Panther character, Erik Killmonger, making entries before filming began

Jordan stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday and told the host he plots a backstory for every character he plays.

“We write a backstory,” he said. “I have diaries for every character that I have. From the earliest memory up until the first page of the script.”

Jordan, who’s promoting his new HBO film Fahrenheit 451, said Killmonger’s journey was much darker than than that of his other characters.

“It was deep, and it allowed me to go to that place right before a scene,” the actor told Colbert. “It allowed me to lock in.”

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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.