Sirius XM – Sebastian Stan discusses ‘I, Tonya’, ‘Avengers’ , Auditioning for Bucky & Captain America, and Plays on Sirius XM’s Jim And Sam Show. Click below to listen. This interview is from September 10, 2018 I was able to pull it and didn’t know if it’s been heard around fandom or not so please enjoy!
The well-tended washboard belongs to Sebastian Stan, who plays Hal Carter in William Inge’s 1953 drama, “Picnic.”
Hal is the horndog drifter who wears his ripe, ever-ready sexuality on his sleeve.
When he’s got sleeves, that is.
Hal spends much of the first act without a shirt.
“It’s so important to the story,” says Stan, when asked about all the beefcake. “It’s about a small town in the ’50s and the repression.”
The role of Hal required the 29-year-old actor, who got hooked on theater growing up in Rockland County, to get in the shape of his life.
“The job presented a nice opportunity to push myself in a big way,” says Stan. “I’ve always been fit, but have never been to this point.”
He credits help from trainers Don Saladino and Ryan Johnson at Drive495 in SoHo for whipping him into shape.
The workout regimen included a mix of high-intensity cardio, weight training, plenty of shuteye and an eating plan that centers mostly on lean protein. Picnic fare, like potato salad swimming in mayo, wasn’t on the menu.
“I eat eight times a day,” says Stan. “Between the time the play ends and I take a bow, I down a protein drink.”
Saladino, who specializes in getting actors ready for a role, applauds Stan’s “unbelievable” dedication.“When Sebastian took his shirt off,” he says, “he wanted people’s mouths to drop open.”
Or their eyes to pop out. And that includes the elderly woman played by Ellen Burstyn. She and other characters stare at the half-naked Hal like a starving lioness eyeing a hobbled antelope.
Whispers of approval have been heard in the audience too.
The actor takes it in stride. “It’s fun,” he says. “I’m lucky that this is part of my work.”
Stan’s role as Hal wraps on Feb. 24, when the show ends its run at the American Airlines Theatre. He starts filming the sequel to “Captain America” in April. And he says his workouts will go on. “I told my trainers that they’re stuck with me for life.”
I’ve added 120 captures of Sebastian from the video as well as 2 additional photos from the show. 😀
I’ve added 9 high quality photos (replacing the 3 already uploaded) of Sebastian as the rugged Hal Carter in Broadways ‘Picnic’ which opens on January 13th!
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– Theatre > ‘Picnic’ on Broadway (2012)
I’ve added 3 photos into the gallery. Seriously, how great does Seb look? 🙂
– Theatre > ‘Picnic’ on Broadway (2012)
Entertainment Weekly just released the posted for Picnic which has Sebastian and co-star Maggie Grace getting close! The limited-run play, directed by Sam Gold, begins previews Dec. 14 before a Jan. 13 opening at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre.
This sounds wonderful! I’m so excited for Sebastian!
NEW YORK — Maggie Grace will make her Broadway debut opposite Sebastian Stan in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Picnic, the 1953 play that won William Inge the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Directed by Sam Gold (Seminar), the production begins previews Dec. 14 at the American Airlines Theatre, with official opening set for Jan. 13.
Other key roles in the ensemble will be played by Ellen Burstyn,Reed Birney, Elizabeth Marvel and Mare Winningham, the latter also making her Broadway debut. Rounding out the cast are Madeleine Martin, Ben Rappaport, Cassie Beck,Maddie Corman and Chris Perfetti.
In Picnic, Grace and Stan play Madge Owens and Hal Carter, the roles made famous by Kim Novak and William Holden inJoshua Logan‘s 1955 screen version.
The play chronicles the turbulent emotions unleashed when a handsome drifter wanders into a sleepy town in the American heartland, disrupting the local Labor Day celebrations.