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

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

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

“I pray I do, but it’s God’s plan and God’s timing,” Majors said in the interview that aired Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Asked whether he deserves a second chance, he responded: “I think I do. I hope other people think that.”

A New York jury last month found the 34-year-old emerging Hollywood star guilty of one misdemeanor assault charge and one harassment violation for a March altercation with his then-girlfriend Grace Jabbari. Majors was acquitted of a different assault charge and aggravated harassment.

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

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

“I was absolutely shocked and afraid,” Majors said. “I’m standing there and the verdict comes down. I say, ‘How is that possible based off the evidence, based off the prosecution’s evidence, let alone our evidence? How is that possible?’”

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

“That did not happen,” Majors said in the GMA interview. Asked how Jabbari was injured, Majors responded, “I wish to God I knew. That would give clarity. That would give me some type of peace about it.”

Majors’ lawyers alleged at trial that Jabbari flew into a jealous rage 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 regain his phone and get away 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 running off with Jabbari chasing him.

“If you watch those videos and you reverse that and you saw a Black man chasing a young white girl down the street screaming and crying, that man is going to be shot and killed in the streets of New York City,” Majors said.