Check out the newly released character poster of Sebastian as Winter Solider for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War which hits theaters May 6th!
The Bronze, a (hard) R-rated comedy about washed-up Olympic gymnast Hope who can’t move past her glory days, stars Big Bang Theory’s Melissa Rauch. Captain America: Winter Soldier’s Sebastian Stan plays rival gymnast Lance.
So here’s one thing you should know about Sundance movie that gets a theatrical release March: Rauch and Stan’s characters have…
“The most crazy, epic gymnastics sex scene ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
At least that’s how the movie’s major love scene was described in its script, said Rauch, who wrote the film with her husband, at the movie’s Hollywood premiere Monday.
That would explain why the laugh-out-loud-funny scene contains flips, splits and handstands. So, how did that sequence come together? Rauch explained:
“We sorta bullet-pointed what those (gymnastic) moves would be. It was the closest to a porn that I think I’ll ever write. And we had a phenomenal gymnastics coordinator, Kristina Baskett, who did all of the gymnastics including the ‘sex-tastics.'”
Another important element of the sequence: Rauch and Sebastian Stan had Cirque du Soleil performers as body doubles, “but Sebastian did a lot of his own stunts,” said Rauch.
So we asked Stan: Which stunts were his own?
“I would say there’s a few upside-down press-up pumps that are happening that are all me,” he admitted.
Sebastian was rocking his shorter locks (fare thee well to those lovely Bucky tresses) and looking great as he walked the red carpet for the premiere of his film The Bronze in West Hollywood, CA on March 7th with the cast. You can check out photos from the event now in the gallery.
Last May, a group of fellow reporters and I got to visit the set of Civil War and speak with Evans and Stan. During our conversation, they talked about Bucky’s psychological state and struggling with the guilt over the things he did as the Winter Soldier, putting Steve into a new, difficult position, how both characters dealing with being “men out of time,” and more. Read the full interview below.
Sebastian, the screenwriters mentioned Bucky’s journey as someone who has to wrestle with doing 70 years of doing evil. Can you talk a bit about your character’s journey in this film and how his separation works as opposed to Cap’s just being on ice.
SEBASTIAN STAN: I think it would be similar to what [Cap] went through. Where we find the character is really where he’s at the post-credits scene at the end of Winter Soldier. So that’s where he picks up in this film. It very much is a big struggle, figuring out what his life has been about and what he’s really been up to. That’s what I think the similarity between them is. They’re men out of time, struggling to embrace this new life, and how do they do it.
Can you speak a little more as to where he’s at when we pick up with him? Is he a loner sort of drifting?
SEBASTIAN STAN: I’ll say this. Whatever notions you had about that post-credits scene where you see him in the museum and obviously he’s staring at himself, whatever ideas you got from that scene, keep thinking about those and go with your own thoughts on that.
Where is Cap when we pick up in this movie?
EVANS: He’s still on the search for Bucky. That’s the thing about these movies. You go do The Avengers, you gotta put your own plot on hiatus for a second, and then we try to pick up where we left off. A big piece of that is searching for Bucky. But at the same time, we left off The Avengers [Age of Ultron] with a new team of Avengers. So they’re still trying to break in the new members. And I think it’s no secret that what happens is there’s a world around them that expects a little bit more responsibility for their actions. The Avengers have been operating independent of any government restriction, so I think there’s plenty of people that makes nervous. I don’t think I’m giving anything away by saying what happens is certain governments expect a bit of a change.
STAN: That’s why it’s kinda cool, since it parallels a lot of the things we’re dealing with now. Thinking about all the recent stuff about the government being able to look into your phone, to see what you’re texting or who you’re calling.
EVANS: Don’t look into my phone. Career over.
STAN: It’s very relevant. That’s where the Russos have been great, because the movie will be relevant to things that are happening today, that you read in the news.
The very title of Captain America: Civil War lends itself to the notion of friends vs. friends, but it’s a real doozy when Team Cap battles Team Iron Man in the new film (out May 6). Alliances shift, bad feelings are had, and you have awesome moments like the one in the first Civil War trailer where Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), aka Cap, and the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), aka Cap’s childhood friend Bucky Barnes and former brainwashed Hydra assassin, throw down with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.).
Two against one may not be fair, but it’s sure fun to watch — and enjoyable to play, says Stan:
“It’s one of those days where the equivalent would be that scene in Apollo 13 when the astronauts come back and they’ve survived reentry to Earth and you cut to mission control and everyone’s like ‘Yeah!’ “
He admits that the scene, which had to be done in one take and involved well-choreographed fighting moves plus a bunch of shield sharing, took them just about 15 times to get right. Plus, there were times when Evans and Stan would be going through the scene without having Iron Man there at all just in case there needed to be CGI effects added in later. “Then you’re just fighting air, which is even more difficult.”
Stan’s looking forward to fans seeing Steve and Bucky — or as the Internet likes to call them, #Stucky — fighting side by side again with the added emotional layers of having to beat down Cap’s other friend from the Avengers.
“This is how I would look at it: It’s three people and they’re on a boat in the middle of the ocean, the boat is sinking and the boat may stay afloat with one less person on it. So who has to go? It’s inevitable at that point because blood will always win in the end, and (Steve and Bucky) are really like blood brothers.”
I’ve added captures of Sebastian from the special features included on the official DVD of The Martian. You can check those out in the gallery now.