ISSA RAE & MICHAEL B. JORDAN DISCUSS BREAKING DOWN HOLLYWOOD BARRIERS FOR VARIETY MAGAZINE!

CREDIT: Peter Yang for Variety

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Insecure Issa Rae & Fahrenheit 451 Michael B. Jordan

Now something has shifted where I’m like, f—- that, yeah, I’m going to go after that.

Issa Rae

I told my agents, “I don’t want to go out for any role that’s written for African-Americans in the breakdown.” I said, “I want to go for any white males. That’s it. That’s all I want to do.”

Michael B. Jordan
— http://feature.variety.com/actors-on-actors-emmys-2018/

Brief excerpt from cover story courtesy of Variety.com

Issa Rae: So I saw “Fahrenheit 451.” It was dope. It felt mad timely. Why did you feel like you wanted to take that on right now? 
 
Michael B. Jordan: It felt spot-on to what was going on in the world, and it was the perfect vehicle for that message to pay attention to what’s going on. Not being so plugged in and distracted by what’s on your iPhone, the apps, the social media. Are you just constantly being fed not your own thoughts?
Rae: I agree. It just felt too close to home because I’m doing a little social-media cleanse right now. And I realized, oh, I’m only kind of ingesting the thoughts of other people, and I couldn’t remember the last time I formulated my own opinion. How often do you think about who is watching, and do you really think you’re changing people’s minds? Because it always feels like preaching to the choir, in a way.

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