Jonathan Majors Wants To Make A Romantic Comedy w/ Issa Rae: ‘Let’s Do It’
It looks like Jonathan Majors has hopes of one day working with Issa Rae.
The pair just presented together on Saturday (Feb. 25) at the 2023 NAACP Image Awards. Now, the “Creed III” actor wants to work alongside the “Insecure” creator.
During a recent interview, Jonathan Majors pitched an idea for a possible rom-com movie featuring Issa Rae. He said,
“I think we should definitely do the, like, we grew up together, and then I come back home, and it’s like ‘Oh, okay.’ We can start with that. And then we gotta do— I wanna do the run through Central Park, you know what I mean? A run through Central Park, chasing her to the airport, trying to be there at the airport. She said she’s going to the airport, then book it. … Say we live in Harlem, then we’ve got Central Park, going down, then you’re running through LaGuardia trying to find [her].”
“Issa, let’s do it. You wanna do it? Let’s do it.”
The Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania actor also recently shared how he chooses acting roles in his career, saying he always was
“very conscientious about not playing roles I didn’t think were going to move me forward as an actor.”
“Now I’ll play the bad guy, I’ll play the good guy, I’ll play the morally corrupt guy. Because my job is to tell stories, and to tell stories in a way that allows people to see themselves and to change for the better.”
“I pick roles where I go, ‘Is this going to challenge me to be a better human being? Is it going to hurt? Is it going to scare me?’ Because if I can overcome it, if I can heal the character, I can heal myself. If I heal myself and people are watching, other people will be healed.”
One thing is for certain, if Majors and Rae work together one day she better not have him wait too long.
When speaking of his role as ‘Kang the Conqueror’ in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Jonathan Majors opened up about the time he walked out of his first general meeting with Marvel.
Reportedly, Jonathan Majors‘ decision to exit the big office was all due to the executives’ tardiness in getting the scheduled appointment started.
“I hope this doesn’t bite me in the a**, but I walked out of my Marvel general [meeting]. This was a long time ago. I had just gotten out of drama school, and I’m running around town, and I’m sitting in [Marvel’s] office.”
According to the 33-year-old, the Marvel employees were occupied elsewhere, and he seemingly didn’t want to be even more of a burden that day. He continued:
“I grew up in a very particular way, and I don’t want to waste nobody’s time. So, I got in there, and they’re just busy. And I was like, ‘I’m supposed to be here, right?’ It got long and I went, ‘I’m just going to go. It’s cool. I’ll just go.’”
But things worked out for the Texas-raised trouper because he didn’t even make it out of the building before they stopped him.
“I got to the door, but then they say [casting director] Sarah Finn was going to come. We got in the room, and we chatted. We were having this great conversation. I think it was three years later that we had the Kang [the Conqueror] chat. And there’s no trepidation now, especially because of who Kang is. When I said ‘yes,’ we got the whole picture, and what is being laid out is cohesive.”
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