Interviewer: Did you do a lot of your own stunts?
Anthony Mackie: I did a bunch of the stuff leading up to the stunts. I tried to do one stunt and I ran into a parked car, face-first.
Interviewer: The directors were telling me— I asked if there were any close calls and that was the one situation they brought up!
AM: [Laughs] No, but they tricked me. First of all, no one— if I tell you to fly, you’re not going to know how to fly ‘cause as humans, we don’t fly. So they tell me they’re going to raise me up ten feet and let me go. I swing in, land on my feet, and walk and talk…. so they pulled me up ten feet and said ‘how do you feel?’ and I said ‘I feel good!’ But I keep going up! They pull me up forty feet off the ground and I’m like ‘THIS DOESN’T FEEL RIGHT!’ [Laughs] And they let me go. And I’m coming down at like….mach 2, right? And I look at Chris [Evans]’s face and he goes… “You’re going to die.”
-Anthony Mackie, interview with Access Hollywood
Guys, watch this WHOLE THING. He’s fucking hilarious.
Second the rec for the video, Mackie’s retelling of this story is fucking GOLD
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN PUNCHED IN THE FACE BY A VAN
First of all, I’m so sorry about posting this 1 day late, because I got home at 4 AM last night and was more exhausted than I thought so thanks for bearing with me.
I got to talk to Hoechlin a few times throughout the con and I’m sharing what I think you guys need to know and lead up to me basically going “oh this makes so much sense,” so here goes nothing:
W O W . I do not even know how to deal with this. I’m just gonna go ahead and try to forget I ever read it, but before I do, three things:
- "I feel very protective of him"? Hoechlin is a grown-ass man and can take care of himself. This person’s entire attitude toward the cast is so patronizing and gross, like she feels like they "belong" to her. My secondhand embarrassment is through the roof.
- Look, I ship Sterek, and I feel uncomfortable when people assume all Sterek shippers are insane or whatever, but for god’s sake, I’m not going to RANT ABOUT IT TO ONE OF THE ACTORS FROM THE SHOW. And then this person actually told Hoechlin, TO HIS FACE, that she doesn’t watch the show anymore??? I don’t care HOW disrespected you feel as a fan, Christ, saying something like that is the EPITOME of rude. Like, I hate “The Big Bang Theory” but if I run into Jim Parsons on the street I’m not going to tell him how much I loathe his show because you DON’T FUCKING DO THAT.
- Hoechlin must be even more of a sweetheart than I thought he was, because I don’t know if anyone else would have been nearly as gracious when confronted with all of this.