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Michael B. Jordan had to give up his social life for 'Black Panther'

Michael B. Jordan is starring in the highly anticipated upcoming Marvel film "Black Panther," and his preparation for the role was difficult.


Brittany King


It takes a lot of dedication to look good shirtless on the big screen - but Michael B. Jordan was willing to put in the work. Stopping by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the hunky actor revealed just how difficult it was to bulk up for his role in the new highly anticipated Marvel film Black Panther.

 

"I would work out two to three times a day, eat six times a day," he told DeGeneres. 

Do you know how often you have to use the bathroom when you're drinking a gallon, especially in the middle of the night?

Though all that gym time took a toll on the actor's social life. "Its hard to go out to a club or a party when you're like, oh wait, meal prep," Jordan told the host. "I've got go pop this thing in the microwave. It's tough to socialize when you've got to get in shape like that."

 

One of the other ways in which he prepared for the role was to drink over a gallon of water daily, and that means constant bathroom breaks. 

 

"Do you know how often you have to use the bathroom when you're drinking a gallon, especially in the middle of the night?" the 30-year-old asked. "You're trying to sleep; you've got to wake up and use the bathroom. You're like, 'Oh, my God. I'm just going to hold it.' It just doesn't quite work out."

 

DeGeneres jokingly asked Jordan if he'd consider playing a "lazy" character who does "nothing at all" besides "gain weight." Jordan laughed and asked her, "Just like eat pizza and hang out? Just become method and sit there with a belly? Six-pack to a keg? Imma work on that."

#tbt Wavy ??

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