Taylor Spreitler catches up with Sylvester Stallone inside the 2015 Lupus LA Orange Ball: A Night Of Superheroes held at Fox Studio Lot on Saturday night (June 6) in Century City, Calif.
“Guys. I met @TheSlyStallone tonight. I fangirled like a 13 year old meeting Justin Bieber. My dad is so proud,” the 21-year-old Melissa & Joey actress tweeted after the meeting.
During the event, Fantastic Four actor Michael B. Jordan was honored and cited his mom as the superhero.
“Lupus LA has given my mom incredible encouragement and has also provided her vital support and services, but what Lupus LA has done for me was finally give me an opportunity and a way to help my mom,” Michael shared during his speech. “As an actor I’m lucky enough to wear a costume as a member of the Fantastic Four…but I can think of no greater superhero than my mom.”
Michael‘s Fantastic Four director Josh Trank recently responded some criticism about the casting.
“I knew it was going to get ugly,” Josh said (via L.A. Times). “I get it. I have a lot of friends who are older than me who are comic fans and it’s really hard for them to be on board with a change like that. Fantastic Four has been theirs for longer than I’ve been alive. It hasn’t been mine.”
In case you missed it, read MBJ‘s recent essay to all the Internet trolls.
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Michael B. Jordan has finally penned an article about the controversy behind his Fantastic Four 4 casting as Johnny Storm!
“I didn’t want to be ignorant about what people were saying. Turns out this is what they were saying: ‘A black guy? I don’t like it. They must be doing it because Obama’s president’ and ‘It’s not true to the comic.’ Or even, ‘They’ve destroyed it!’ the 28-year-old actor wrote on Entertainment Weekly.
He added, “Some people may look at my casting as political correctness or an attempt to meet a racial quota, or as part of the year of ‘Black Film.’”
“To the trolls on the Internet, I want to say: Get your head out of the computer. Go outside and walk around. Look at the people walking next to you. Look at your friends’ friends and who they’re interacting with. And just understand this is the world we live in. It’s okay to like it,” Michael closed.
To read the rest of Michael‘s article, visit EW.com!