“He had a few things that mattered”
Ben Affleck has shared that he has to agree to Michael Jordan’s demands before moving forward with Air.
In the South by Southwest world premiere of Air, Ben Affleck said he didn’t want to do Air without talking to Michael Jordan first.
He said: “I was lucky enough to sit down with Michael Jordan, because I just wasn’t going to do this movie without asking him, ‘What matters to you? Interestingly and tellingly, he had a few things that mattered.”
“One of them was that Howard White had to be in the movie,” Affleck said, referring to brand vice president Jordan.
According Variety, the Superman The actor shared that’s when he learned he had to cast Chris Tucker for the role.
“I got the script and got the chance to talk to Michael again. Michael Jordan, for those of you who don’t know, is one of the most intimidating and impressive men you’ve ever seen in your life,” Affleck said. .
He continued: “He told me about his father. And then he talked about his mother. It was the first time I had seen that look on his face. It was a look of reverence, of admiration, of love, gratitude and innocence. He said, ‘None of this would have ever happened without my mother.’ I said, ‘Who would you like to play your mother for?’ He said, ‘Well, that must be Viola Davis.'”