Sebastian Stan is fit and feeling great.
The “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” star is on the cover of the new Men’s Health; inside he talks about the pressure to get built in order to star in the “Captain America” films.
“I was so insecure being around these massive f**king guys, so I started lifting really heavy and ate a lot,” he says. “I remember I showed up, and I was a little bit bigger than I had been in ‘The Winter Soldier’. The arm was a bit tight. I was losing circulation.”
The 37-year-old also doesn’t care to compare himself to his Marvel co-stars Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth when it comes to his body.
“I mean, next to Evans and Hemsworth and all those guys, I feel like I’m 50 miles behind,” he says. “I don’t think I can get to that size, to be honest. My body right now is probably the best it’s ever been.”
Stan also jokes about how his co-star Anthony Mackie would describe him.
“Here’s what he’s going to say: ‘He’s way too serious. It’s boring. He slows everything down. It’s always these questions and, like, the stare. Give this kid a Yoo-hoo! Somebody get him a chocolate milk. Good God, put a smile on his face!’”
Finally, asked about his reaction to director Martin Scorsese saying Marvel films aren’t cinema, Stan says, “All I know is that all movies affect people. I’ve certainly experienced first-hand many people who have been affected and helped by Marvel movies.”