Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie.
So I just emailed a bunch of guys and got a lot of stuff online, a lot of videos.
Mackie’s talked about how he sees the elections as very cyclical events, mentioning how in the past 50 years the candidates have discussed the same issues, from free health care to racial relations.
I want to be a superhero and I want to do a Western, preferably with Clint Eastwood. And I feel like this is a job I got because I deserved it. I completely wanted to come into this naïve, ignorant and my virginal eyes not knowing anything. [LAUGHS] There’s nothing natural about flying to humans. So my first day on set I walk in, I’m like, “What’s up, yo. I tried to stay away from the source material because I felt what the writers gave me with this was the introduction to The Falcon.
Then Morgan Freeman took my role in [which hit theaters when Mackie was about 14 years old]. When I got this call, I kinda put things in perspective. It’s funny because Sam [“Nick Fury” Jackson] has done like 15 Marvel movies. And literally got to the point where we would show up on set and we were like seven-year-olds. And literally it’s like that Daffy Duck / Bugs Bunny cartoon, where like the missile is coming and Bugs Bunny’s like paused and then puts Daffy in. So I just took what I had in the script, and worked primarily on that.
And then you come home, and you just rest and eat every three hours. And then you go home and go to sleep; and then you wake up and do it again. Fitness is a lifestyle, you have to eat a certain way. And then I show up and you know, Chris looks like a Greek god. When I was a kid, I really didn’t have a person I could look at, other than my dad, and be like, “Hey, I want to be that guy and fly through the window.” You couldn’t be like 7 years old and say, “Who do you want to be for Halloween? You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that.
you go to the gym, and literally lift whatever you can find – for about an hour and a half. When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman.
Later, because of backlash from the apparent endorsement, he clarified he was merely making a joke, “Sorry Donald, that wasn’t an endorsement. ” Mackie married Sheletta Chapital in December 2014, who he had known since they were seven years old.
, both actors are spending plenty of time together both on-set and away from the cameras.
So you know, me and my homeboy Jack Daniels stopped talking. ” Like this [GESTURES AS THOUGH SQUEEZING A SMALL BOTTOM], it’s that big – you know. I really took every moment to enjoy being a superhero. But she’s a regular chick and she’s really low maintenance and cool and fun to be around. You know, funny story: There’s this craft store called Michaels. So my sister called me and she’s like, “Oh my god, I’m at Michaels, picking up yarn. ” She’s like, “There’s a poster, there’s a Falcon poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “Holy s**t!
You have to do a certain thing, you have to live a certain way. And I’m feeling good about myself, I’m like Spandex-ready, you know. And I’m like, “Dude, how’d you get your ass that small? It’s weird: you expect her to be a diva or high-maintenance or catty. I feel like a lot of people compensate for not being talented with being bitchy. She’s a very really down to earth, fun, cool, just regular chick. There’s so many of these little people out here doing awful things for money in the world of being famous. They should have the opposite spectrum of that to look up to.
If you’ve seen – and if you haven’t, go see it now; this interview will still be here when you get back – you know how great a job Anthony Mackie does playing Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon. And they said, “All right, stand on the edge of the platform, there’s a jet coming at you. So once we did that, in the scalding heat of the day, I kinda knew what I was in for. ” I was like, “Oh man, I’m signing these posters so when people buy ’em, they’re signed.” He’s like, “Well, people are not gonna buy ’em if they’re signed.” And I was like, “No, no, no, it’s cool. And I had to buy like 60 Falcon posters that I signed in Michaels. Man, I mean, there’s so many bad things that happen to us as entertainers and actors, that I feel like, when something good happens, you should take full advantage of it. [LAUGHS]AM: I commend Marvel for putting The Falcon in this movie because The Falcon’s history is something very unique to the comic book world.