(AllHipHop News) The boxing drama Creed made major gains at the box office during its opening weekend. The Michael B. Jordan led Rocky spinoff opened with $42.6 million. Director Ryan Coogler created a movie that has become a commercial and critical success.
Coogler has definitely made an impact on the film landscape with his latest work. He also earned praise for 2013’s Fruitvale Station. Mikey T The Movie Star spoke with Philadelphia rapper and Creed actor Tone Trump about working with the accomplished filmmaker.
“In the last five years, I’ve probably been to the movies three times. One of the movies I did go see was Fruitvale Station,” said Trump.
He added, “Fast forward a couple of years later. I get the chance to work with the director of that film that touched me so much, I couldn’t ask for more. It’s an honor to work with Ryan Coogler. It was even more of an extreme honor for him to look to me to be part of the film. He actually wrote me into the film.”
Fellow Creed star Tessa Thompson echoed Trump’s statements about Fruitvale Station. In a recent interview with AllHipHop.com, the actress/singer spoke about her experiences working with Coogler.
“It was incredible. I was such a fan of him from afar. I just love Fruitvale Station. I thought it humanized a headline in such an incredible way,” stated Thompson. “Ryan is just so cool. There are a lot of things in the movie that are actually improvisation. He is very collaborative. He takes the best idea. It doesn’t matter where it came from. I think that’s something that’s very rare to find.”
Watch Tone Trump’s interview below.