In first interview since his conviction, Jonathan Majors says he hopes to work in Hollywood again

In his first interview since his conviction for assault and harassment last month, actor Jonathan Majors said he hopes to work in Hollywood again.

“I pray I can do it, but it’s God’s plan and God’s timing,” Majors said in the interview that aired Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” When asked if he deserved a second chance, he replied: “I think so. I hope other people think the same.”

Last month, a New York jury found the 34-year-old rising Hollywood star guilty of misdemeanor assault and harassment violations for an altercation in March with his then-girlfriend Grace Jabbari. Majors was acquitted of a separate charge of aggravated assault and harassment.

Just hours after the verdict, Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Co. removed him from all future projects, according to a person close to the studio who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.

The superhero studio cast the acclaimed Majors as the antagonist Kang the Conqueror, which would span several films and series. Majors had already appeared in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and in the first two seasons of “Loki.” He was also set to star in “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” scheduled for release in May 2026, but his future is now unclear. Disney declined to comment on whether he will recast the role of Kang or pivot in a new direction.

Majors said in the interview that he was surprised by the verdict.

“I was absolutely shocked and scared,” Majors said. “I’m there and the verdict is pronounced. I say, ‘How is that possible based on the evidence, the prosecution’s evidence, much less our evidence? How is that possible?'”

Majors faces the possibility of up to a year in prison for the assault conviction at his Feb. 6 sentencing, although probation or other non-prison sentences are also possible.

The dispute between Majors and Jabbari began in the back seat of a chauffeur-driven car and spread to the streets of Manhattan. Jabbari, a 30-year-old British dancer, accused Majors of hitting her on the head with an open hand, twisting her arm behind her back and squeezing her middle finger until it fractured it.

“That didn’t happen,” Majors said in the GMA interview. When asked how Jabbari was injured, Majors responded: “I wish I knew. That would give me clarity. That would give me some kind of peace about it.”

Majors’ attorneys alleged at trial that Jabbari became enraged out of jealousy after reading a text message, from another woman, on his phone. They said Jabbari had spread a “fantasy” to take down the actor, who was only trying to get his phone back and escape safely.

In the interview, Majors described his injuries as a scratch on his hand and one on his cheek that bled overnight. Surveillance video shows Majors fleeing with Jabbari in pursuit.

“If you watch those videos and you reverse it and you see a black man chasing a young white woman down the street screaming and crying, that man will be shot and killed on the streets of New York City,” Majors said.

Separate surveillance video shows Majors loading Jabbari into a van.

Majors said he was speaking out because he “felt it was time.”

“A lot has happened in my personal life, in my career and in the culture,” he said. “It’s about responsibility, stepping up, being brave and giving my part of the story.”

In a statement to ABC News, Brittany Henderson, Jabbari’s attorney, said it was not surprising that Majors “continues to take no responsibility for his actions” and that the moment “demonstrates a clear lack of remorse for his actions.”

When asked if he could relive that night, Majors said he would not have picked up Jabbari and returned her to the car, nor tried to keep her in the car.

“I would have gotten out of that car and ran…immediately,” he said.

Majors said she loved Jabbari, but over time it was revealed that their relationship was unhealthy. He said she stayed because she was afraid and months before the incident there were warning signs.

“I should have been brave,” he said. “I should have said, ‘No, this isn’t working,’ and I should have walked away and I didn’t.”

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