Charlize Theron and Michael B. Jordan start talking before the cameras are even rolling. They are exchanging secrets about how they both disappear into character, undergoing dramatic physical — and emotional — transformations. That’s certainly been the case this year with Theron’s “Tully,” where she plays a mother grappling with postpartum depression. And in Marvel box office phenomenon “Black Panther,” Jordan bulks up as Erik Killmonger, an outcast with something to prove. These performances are further reminders that both actors thrive on risk. Over a candid conversation that brought Theron to tears, they spoke about their recent projects and why “Black Panther” deserves a spot at the Oscars.

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