“I think it was every emotional. I think we wanted to be aware and sensitive with that and how we shot some of those scenes.
“But also her sharing her experience with me and having pretty lengthy conversations about grief and suffering and what that looks and feels like really helped me get to a certain place as a character.”
“She was really transparent about [grief], and I was extremely grateful for that. She’s very talented and has so much to give. Wanting this to be a little therapeutic note for her as an artist is sometimes our space to vent and express ourselves in a certain type of way, and she felt like it was time for her to do that. So, I just kind of lined up where she was in her life and this project.”
— Michael B. Jordan discusses, in an interview on Jemele Hill is Unbothered podcast, how Lauren London’s vulnerability and openness about grieving for her fiancé, rapper Nipsey Hussle, inspired his portrayal of John Kelly in Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, reports Page Six. In the film that was released on Amazon Prime Video on April 30th, London plays Pam Kelly, who is the pregnant wife of Jordan’s character, a Navy SEAL who tries to avenge her death. Jordan says he initially was worried the plot of the film that is based on Clancy’s 1993 novel was too close to London’s actual life following Hussle’s 2019 death.