Sebastian Stan on ‘The Reason [He’s] So Boring’ Around Anthony Mackie and Talks Surrounding Luke Skywalker

Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie currently star opposite one another in the Disney+ Marvel series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. In the show, they boast a humorously combative relationship – one that doesn’t seem too far off from their real-life dynamic. During promotions for the show, Mackie has labeled Stan “boring” on more than one occasion, but what did Stan have to say to this? How has he responded to the argument that he’s a bore? And, what is his response to the talks surrounding him taking on a young version of the iconic Luke Skywalker (played memorably by Mark Hamill) in the Star Wars franchise?

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Actor Sebastian Stan attends the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Sebastian Stan says he isn’t boring; Mackie just talks too much 

During a talk with Good Morning America (GMA), the hosts asked Mackie what they should ask Stan when he appears on the show. Mackie said, “That’s hard man, he’s such a bore in person. He really does absolutely nothing. Ask him, why is he so boring? Ask him what his hobbies are. How about that? Ask him what his hobbies are.” 

Stan then told GMA, “I am so boring because half the time I have to listen to him talk. He just talks so much that I never get a word in, so he never knows anything about me, you know?” 

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It’s clear that Stan and Mackie like to pick on each other during interviews, mocking one another, sometimes even impersonating the other person to get a rise out of the host (or their fellow guest stars). Yet, while the cast is all jokes, there’s one thing that people aren’t joking about: the possibility of Stan playing a young version of Luke Skywalker in an upcoming Star Wars movie. 

Stan says he would need to receive a call from Mark Hamill to believe he should play Skywalker 

During the interview with GMA, the hosts asked Stan what he thinks about the fan-casting surrounding him and Luke Skywalker. Even Mark Hamill posted to Twitter about the discussion, sharing, “Sorry to disappoint you, but I refuse to, say “Sebastian Stan I am your father?” (even though, in fact, I am)…#SorryNotSorry @MySonSebastian”

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Stan explained that if Hamill picked up the phone to give him his blessing, that could result in such dreams coming to fruition. He said, “Well, If Mark Hamill calls me personally to tell me that he feels inclined to share this role with me, then I’ll believe it. Until then, I won’t believe it.” So, Hamill, the ball is in your court again.