Michael B. Jordan opens up about Chadwick Boseman losing the Oscar
One of the biggest surprises during last week's Oscar telecast was Anthony Hopkins winning Best Actor for The Father, when most believed Chadwick Boseman's final performance was a lock.Michael B. Jordan, who starred alongside Boseman in the Marvel Studios blockbuster Black Panther, opened up about his co-star losing his only Oscar nomination.
Michael B. Jordan wants to make a horror movie with Jordan Peele. © Bang Showbiz Michael B. Jordan
The 'Tom Clancy's Without Remorse' star - who also produced the movie - admitted he is a "scaredy cat" when it comes to spooky films, but he's a fan of what the 'Get Out' director has been doing on the big screen.
Appearing on 'The Jess Cagle podcast with Julia Cunningham', he said: "Maybe me and Jordan Peel, something like that. He's been doing a great job."
Michael insisted he was "just thinking out loud" rather than making a solid pitch, but he did admit he thought working on a horror film would make things "easier".
That ’70s Show: Where are they now?
In a way, That ’70s Show, which ran for eight seasons and 200 episodes from 1998 to 2006, defined two generations: those who grew up in the era depicted in the show, and those who grew up watching it at the turn of the 21st century. It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly 15 years since the series ended. In fact, not to make you feel too old, but the premiere date of the show is actually closer to the ’70s than it is to our current date by almost four years. That would be like making a That ’90s Show today, which we don’t recommend after the failure of That ’80s Show. With that said, let’s take a look at where the cast of the show is today.
Gallery: David Tennant turns 50! 10 things you never knew about the Doctor Who star (BANG Showbiz)
Happy Birthday, David Tennant!
The ‘Doctor Who’ actor turned 50 on April 18, 2021. David Tennant is best known for his portrayal of the tenth incarnation of long-running BBC sci-fi series ‘Doctor Who’ from 2005 – 2010. Outside of life as a timelord, he has also received critical acclaim for detective series ‘Broadchurch’ and for his theatre performance in ‘Hamlet’. But did you know that he previously had a different name, has some very deep ‘Doctor Who’ connections and predicted his future?
David Tennant is not his real name
David Tennant is a household name now, but we could have known him by another moniker. Born David McDonald, the Scottish actor was encouraged to choose a new name because there was already a David McDonald in both the drama school and acting union he wanted to join. Looking for a new stage name, Tennant borrowed one from a member of his favourite band at the time, The Pet Shop Boys. Later, he legally changed his surname to match his stage name.
Doctor Who was Tennant’s dream job as a kid
From a very young age, Tennant knew he wanted to be an actor. He said: "I was very small, about 3 or 4 I think, and just wanted to be the people on telly telling these wonderful stories. Obviously the idea grew and matured with me but I can't ever remember wanting to do anything else." What’s more, he even predicted that he would play the lead role in 'Doctor Who'. When he was 13, Tennant wrote an essay in school called Intergalactic Overdose, in which he wrote that one day he’d play the Doctor.
He was unsure about playing Doctor Who taking his famous role
Since playing the timelord was his childhood dream - to the extent that he told his agent when he was first signed on that it was the ultimate role - you’d expect Tennant would accept the offer immediately. However, he had second thoughts about it. He said: “I did remember being thrilled to bits when I got asked and then a few days later thinking, ‘Oh, is this a terrible idea?’ … But that didn’t last very long. Time will tell. The only option is you don’t take these jobs when they come up. You’ve got to just roll with the punches.”
He married his on-screen daughter!
‘Doctor Who’ was more than an important career move for Tennant. It was in the job that he met his now-wife Georgia Moffett, after she was cast as his genetically engineered daughter in the 2008 episode, 'The Doctor's Daughter'. And Georgia is sci-fi royalty herself, as her father is previous 'Doctor Who' actor Peter Davison, who played the fifth incarnation of the Time Lord from 1982 util 1984. That’s a lot of connections! The couple were married in 2012 and have five children.
He once featured on a postage stamp as Hamlet
Tennant helped make Shakespeare cool again, when he played Hamlet in the famous play in 2008. He reprised his lead role for the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2009 adaptation for TV. The actor was critically acclaimed in the play and was even given the honor of appearing on the First Class stamp, which was part of the special set commemorating 50 years of the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2011.
He nearly played Hannibal Lecter
The US TV adaptation ‘Hannibal’ nearly cast Tennant as the cannibal forensic psychiatrist, before settling on Mads Mikkelsen. Although Tennant didn’t get the part, writer Bryan Fuller still wanted to have him on set in an alternative role. He said: “I’m a huge fan of David Tennant, and we’ve been trying to get him on the show for quite some time. He’s such a spectacular actor. He brings such an effervescence to every performance. I would love to have David on the show. Or just write for David! I would kill and eat somebody to work with David! He’s my favorite Doctor.”
He loves Aaron Sorkin
What does an actor do when he gets home from work? Well, watch more acting it seems. Tennant is a huge fan of political drama series ‘The West Wing’ as well as the creative genius behind it, Aaron Sorkin. He said: “The West Wing is finished now but that’s the one that I would have loved to have been part of. I’d love to work with Aaron Sorkin on something. Just the way he writes, he has no fear in writing people that are fiercely intelligent, and I love that. I love the speed of his stuff, and the way people free-associate and interact. That kind of writing is very exciting.”
He acted alongside Doctor number nine
Another unbelievable ‘Doctor Who’ connection here. In 1996, when Tennant was just starting out in film, he nabbed the oh-so glamourous role of drunken undergraduate in period drama ‘Jude’. His co-star however was none other than the ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston, who played the lead role. Who’d have known that they’d both come to play the iconic time traveller, with David even directly taking over from Christopher when he departed after just one series.
Reflecting on 'Without Remorse', he added: "What I found out, in the moment you don't know this, but I found out through this process that it was easier to carry that emotional weigh on this one because I was so involved with this movie from the beginning.
"As you start to develop each scene and work on it and go through the process of script development and producing and making a movie, by the time you get there you've lived it and you've experienced it so much that you're just living in the moment, you're just walking at that point."
He feels this would apply to "scary movies" too and help him take "a little bit of the edge off".
He said: "It's like, me personally - scary movies, horror movies, I just get scared.
"But if I had an opportunity to actually make a horror film, it'll probably knock a little bit of the edge off, I can probably sit through them. I'm a scaredy cat!"
Queen's controversial relative 'suffering' health battle after COVID jabs .
Princess Michael of Kent, a controversial royal related to the Queen by marriage, has been "suffering" through a health battle lately. Princess Michael of Kent, a controversial royal related to the Queen by marriage, has been "suffering" through a health battle lately.