Michael B. Jordan had to remove his mother from the set when filming Wallace’s death scene on ‘The Wire’ – ‘You Could Just Hear Her Sobbing’
Michael B. Jordan now earns millions of dollars as a mega-movie star in films like Creed and Black Panther, but his career began much more modestly.
Jordan began his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor, appearing in modest roles on TV dramas such as The Wire and The Sopranos. Despite the fact that his part as Wallace on The Wire was just for one season, it opened many avenues for him as an actor.
For those unfamiliar with the show, Jordan’s character is killed off before the first season ends. Because Wallace was such a fan favorite, many fans were disappointed to learn that Jordan’s character would not be returning.
Jordan later admitted that while filming the scene, he had to ask for his mother to be removed from the set because she was crying.
While filming ‘The Wire,’ Michael B. Jordan claims that no character was safe from death.
In his first TV role, Michael B. Jordan had to bully Tony Soprano.
The Wire received critical acclaim during its first season because of its disturbing authenticity and serious subject matter. Producers rarely kept important characters alive for more than a few scenes in an attempt to make the show as genuine as possible. Many of the performers on The Wire would come to work knowing that it could be their last day.
In 2019, Jordan told Vanity Fair, “One of the things on The Wire was that nobody was safe.” “Anyone can go; I suppose the best example presently is Game of Thrones. Everyone is given a chance to be killed. You normally get the script, read it, and then flip through it for the first time to make sure your name is at the end of the episode. After that, you go back and read it.”
Jordan’s day arrived during season one, unfortunately. David Simon, the show’s creator, told him that Jordan’s… This is a condensed version of the narrative. I hope you found it entertaining.