Ah, the Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Despite the apparent competition between these two on who gets to wield Captain America’s mighty shield, they are as supportive of each other as two friends can be.
So close that on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Anthony Mackie says that he wants to spend as much time as possible with his co-star of 7 years, Sebastian Stan.
“I just want to go out and do stuff together: I want to go to restaurants together, I want to go fishing together,” said the Altered Carbon star. “I want us to be besties that hang out, and he won’t hang out with me ’cause he’s so into himself,” he joked, sending Clarkson into a fit of laughter.
The friendship between these two began when they started filming Captain America: The Winter Soldier together in 2014. Due to Stan’s introverted nature, Marvel has decided to pair him up with Mackie for interviews and press conferences as Mackie is able to bring him out of his shell.
The pair, who also call themselves the ‘odd-couple’ are polar opposites of each other: where Mackie is loud and outgoing, Stan is quiet and shy. Opposite personalities aside, Mackie has also dubbed themselves as “Chococino and Vanilla Ice” regarding their contrast physical appearances as well.
Fans who follow these two will also note their running gags on teasing fellow co-star Tom Holland during multiple press junkets.
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While their friendship mostly revolves around good fun, Mackie was also quoted as saying that Stan has been there for him for better or worse. Stan has also shared that,
“…there is a big, big soft side behind that mountain. And I’ve seen it—I’ve seen it sometimes, it comes out.”
Mackie responded earnestly by saying,
“I share my soft side with you all the time, man.”
Yeah, we think we teared up a bit at the end there. Anyway, go call up your BFFs and tell them how much you love them.
*Cover image via Sebastian Stan Fan