Michael B. Jordan was told to continue to "work hard" and "don't change" after his character was killed off in The Wire.

The 31-year-old actor, who is currently starring in Creed II,  played the part of Wallace, a 16-year-old drug dealer, on the popular HBO drama. His character was murdered in the first season when he is shot by fellow dealers Bodie and Poot.

Jordan, who went on to star in Fruitvale Station, Fantastic Four and Black Panther, told RTÉ Entertainment about his heartbreaking final scenes on the show and admits some of the advice he was given by cast members has stayed with him.

"I would tell myself exactly what everybody else told me on the set that day.They were like 'you're going to be fine, just keep at it and keep focusing on your craft and building.

"I was told to work hard and don't change. I think that's definitely something I would say to myself," he added.

Jordan recently opened up about Sylvester Stallone's retirement from playing the iconic character of Rocky, saying it was "really unexpected" and "very emotional".

"When he first said it, it was really unexpected. Usually the actors at the end of the movie, they talk to the crew and cast and everybody, and they give their wrap speech.

"I thought that’s what that was going to be. I didn’t know he was going to be passing a torch. It was very emotional," Jordan said.

"To be given the responsibility to take the legacy of what Rocky was, and now what Creed is going to be moving forward, it’s an honor," he added.

Creed II hits cinemas nationwide from November 30. Read our four-star review here.

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