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“He’s my work friend so I keep it appropriate”: Tessa Thompson Doesn’t “Objectify” Men Like Michael B. Jordan, Quashes Relationship Rumors With Creed 3 Co-Star

"He's my work friend so I keep it appropriate": Tessa Thompson Doesn't "Objectify" Men Like Michael B. Jordan, Quashes Relationship Rumors With Creed 3 Co-Star

Tessa Thompson is a talented actress with a loyal following for her work in films like Creed and Thor: Ragnarok. She has also become known for her thoughtful comments about important social issues, from race to gender to sexuality.

In a recent interview about her Creed III co-star Michael B. Jordan’s steamy Calvin Klein ad campaign, Tessa Thompson again showed why she is so highly regarded.

Tessa Thompson Keeps It Appropriate

Tessa Thompson
Tessa Thompson

The buzz around Michael B. Jordan has been at an all-time high since the release of his steamy Calvin Klein ad campaign. The internet went wild over the actor’s chiseled physique, leaving many wondering if there was something more than just friendship brewing between Jordan and Thompson.

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Fear not, shippers! In an interview with ET, Tessa Thompson clarified that she would never objectify her “work friend” and that their relationship is strictly professional.

“I’m just very proud of him. I don’t objectify him, I never would, he’s my work friend so I keep it appropriate.”

Thompson praised Jordan’s work in the ad campaign, stating that “some of it is God-given, some of it is hard-earned.”

“This is great work he’s done. Some of it is God-given. Some of it is hard-earned.”

Michael B Jordan Calvin Klein ad
Michael B Jordan Calvin Klein ad

Thompson also joked about having the ad campaign wallpapered at home but clarified that she keeps things appropriate and would never objectify Jordan. It’s a refreshing reminder that professionalism and boundaries should always be maintained in the workplace, even when working alongside someone as hot as Michael B. Jordan.

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Tessa Thompson Is Happy About Their Growth

While Thompson’s comments may have disappointed some fans hoping for a romantic connection between the two co-stars, it’s important to remember that healthy professional relationship are key to a successful project. Plus, with the chemistry these two have onscreen, we’re sure Creed III will not disappoint in the romance department.

Michael B Jordan and Tessa Thompson
Michael B Jordan and Tessa Thompson

Creed III marks Jordan’s directorial debut, and fans are excited to see what he brings. The film also stars Jonathan Majors, Phylicia Rashad, Wood Harris, and Florian Munteanu and promises to be a knockout at the box office.

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Thompson, who has worked alongside Jordan in all three Creed films, the actress spoke about the experience of growing and evolving alongside their characters.

“There’s been so much growth that’s happened for us individually as humans. To get to see that growth mirrored and challenged by these characters over the years has been a very rare thing.”

The chemistry between Jordan and Thompson is undeniable onscreen, and fans eagerly anticipate the release of Creed III to see what’s in store for their characters. Will they finally give in to their romantic feelings? Or will they keep things strictly professional? Only time will tell, but we’re sure the film will not disappoint.

While Tessa Thompson may have quashed any rumors of a romantic relationship with Michael B. Jordan, we can still appreciate the undeniable chemistry these two have onscreen. Creed III promises to be a knockout at the box office, and we’re eagerly anticipating its release.

Source: Entertainment Tonight

Written by Mabel Andrady

Mabel, aka MJ, is a FandomWire Sr. Writer, pop-culture fanatic, and an MA in Health Demography holder. When she's not indulging in her guilty pleasure of penning everything Hollywood, Marvel & DC, she writes academic essays on COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS. With 2500+ articles published online, she brings a unique twist to entertainment writing. A jack-of-all-trades, MJ enjoys movies, writes/acts in plays, writes music, and dreams of being a successful actress. She offers a fresh perspective, making her writing a must-read for those seeking knowledge and entertainment.