“You gotta take a real punch,” Sylvester Stallone told Michael B. Jordan as they were shooting a slow motion knockout scene for their new boxing movie Creed. The film’s getting rave reviews, mostly for the performances of Sly (who’s up for an Oscar) and the leading man, Jordan (who, as we all know, isn’t up for an Oscar…). MBJ did take a real punch in the end. And it knocked him clean out!
Here’s what Jordan said about the scene and KO: “The first couple times we tried to do (the punches in the scene), we tried to it with the slips The shot is slow motion, so you can see the misses, the space between the punches.”
“So, all of a sudden, you just hear this snickering from the corner, and everybody’s like ‘What?’ And Sly’s like, ‘Man you gotta take it.’ I’m like, ‘What do you mean?’ He’s like, ‘No, you gotta take a real punch.’ Like, pretty much, I had to really get hit.”
It’s pretty brutal, check it out: