“He had some important things to do.”

Ben Affleck says he had to give in to Michael Jordan’s request to make Air.

At the South by Southwest world premiere of Air, Ben Affleck said he didn’t want to do it Air Without talking to Michael Jordan.

He said: “I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Jordan because I asked him, ‘What’s important to you?’ I would not have wanted to make this film without asking. It’s interesting that he had important things.”

“One of them was to have Howard White in the movie,” Affleck said, referring to the Jordan Brand vice president.

according to diversity, the Superman the actor shared when he knew he had to cast Chris Tucker.

“I got the script and then I got a chance to talk to Michael again. Michael Jordan, for those of you who don’t know, is one of the scariest, most impressive people you’ll ever meet,” Affleck said. .

He continued, “He told me about his father. Then he talked about his mother. It was the first time I saw such a look on his face. It was an expression of honor, respect, love, gratitude and innocence. “None of this would have happened without my mother,” he said. I said, “Who do you want to play your mother?” I said. He said, “It must be Viola Davis.”

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