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Michael B. Jordan has recently had his chance to speak about Creed 2, the latest instalment in the Rocky/Creed film franchise, and his co-star Tessa Thompson has also been given the same opportunity. In an interview with Collider, Tessa Thompson, who plays Adonis Creed’s fiancé Bianca in the Creed movies, discussed various aspects of Creed 2 before its world premiere.
Tessa Thompson had this to say on her character and the arc she goes on in Creed 2:
“She’s a character that I just really loved playing in the first one so I was really excited about getting the opportunity to play her again. Something that’s really incredibly important to her is her music. It’s her form of expression and something that is essential to her.”
“That was something that was really important to me in the second one. One of the central themes of Creed 2 is family, so it was really important for Mike’s character Adonis and my character to essentially make a family together.”
“That deepens the stakes for them but inside of that, it was really paramount to me that she continues to be someone pursuing her dream because, in her case, she feels that she has a very real timeline on how long she can do it. For that reason, that’s such a priority for her.”
“Also just that these characters mature. In that space where she matures, the question I wanted to ask is, ‘Well, how does that affect her music?’”
“One thing we really talked about is, ‘Is she interested? Has she grown up from being this artist who wants to be independent, who wants to have control over everything? Who is happy to make music that not a ton of people listen to but feels really authentic? Has she grown into someone who is more available to collaboration and wants a bigger audience and bigger scope and seeks longevity?’”
“The answer was ‘yes,’ so we wanted to make sure her music evolved.”
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