The 'Black Panther' star has become something of a sex icon
Michael B. Jordan has offered to replace a fan’s retainer, after she broke it from clenching her teeth too hard during his topless scene in Black Panther.
The story went viral earlier this week, after a Tumblr user wrote: “One of my patients came in for an emergency visit, because she snapped the wire on her retainer watching the movie – when MBJ took his shirt off she clenched her teeth so fucking hard she snapped it. That is the fucking funniest shit ever to me, this tiny 17 year old girl thirsting so goddamn hard she busted steel.”
The 17-year-old in question soon spotted the tweet circulating. “Wait. That girl is me,” she wrote. “That is my orthodontist’s tumblr. This is a post about me? I’m going to kill myself”
Now, Jordan himself has waded in, offering to replace the girl’s retainers. “@pixyrue since I feel partly responsible for breaking your retainers, let me know if I can replace them,” he tweeted.
Check out the hilarious exchange below.
Jordan plays supervillain Erik Killmonger in Black Panther – a role that’s inspired Kendrick Lamar to make his own bid to star in the movie’s sequel.
The rapper played an integral role in the recent release of Black Panther, crafting the box office record-breaker’s soundtrack. The collaboration is both the first time Marvel have featured multiple original recordings created specifically for a film into one of their superhero movies, and the first time Kendrick Lamar has ever soundtracked a film.
Now, he wants to step it up, with an on-screen appearance in the film’s sequel. Speaking to BBC Radio 1Xtra, he outlined that he’d like to play a “loved and misunderstood” role akin to Michael B. Jordan’s polarising character.