Curious as to why Jonathan Majors is always carrying around those little cups of his everywhere he goes? In September 2020, for his GQ cover story, the “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and “Creed III” star shared his 10 essential items, one of them being a small clay cup. “It just became a thing for me to always have my own vessel,” he explained to the outlet, “to kind of move through the world with.”
Fast forward over two years later, Majors’s cups are still a topic of conversation. This time during an appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Feb. 21, where the actor finally shared where his heartwarming metaphor actually comes from: his mother. “I’ve been doing this — I’m 33 years old — I’ve been doing this since I left my mother’s house when I was around 18,” Majors explained of his unique habit after host Colbert pointed out that he brought his own mug with him (apparently, he has four “in rotation”).
“Nobody can fill you up, nobody can pour you out — you do that yourself.”
Majors shared that although his mother didn’t give him a physical cup to take with him, she did give him a word of advice that he still follows to this day. “She was so terrified of the circus that I had joined — showbiz and the circus,” he joked. “She was very clear about safety. ‘No drinking, no drugs, no sex,’ every time I left the house . . . This has happened my entire life. But the drinking was a thing and she’d always say, ‘Baby, watch your cup. Watch your glass.'”
“And I always kept that in mind, for safety, but also what that meant,” Majors continued. When asked to elaborate, he said, “It means . . . You are a vessel. Nobody can fill you up, nobody can pour you out — you do that yourself.”
“Holding onto this is a reminder that, even in this craziness happening, my self-esteem is my self-esteem,” Majors added. “Nobody can make me, nobody can big me up, as it were, or tear me down.”
See the rest of Majors’s interview on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” above.