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In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sebastian Stan plays Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie portrays Sam Wilson/Falcon, and Chris Evans starred as Steve Rogers/Captain America. Together, the three actors starred in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.

Mackie and Stan currently appear in the new Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. During an interview promoting the Marvel miniseries, Stan and Mackie tested who Evans would text back first.

Sebastian Stan, Chris Evans, and Anthony Mackie pose together during day 3 of Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia 2016
Sebastian Stan, Chris Evans, and Anthony Mackie | Albert L. Ortega/WireImage

Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie are both friends with Chris Evans

On March 23, Comedy Central uploaded an episode of Stir Crazy with Josh Horowitz on YouTube. In the video, Horowitz interviewed Mackie and Stan as part of promotions for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Toward the beginning of the interview, Horowitz asked the two actors which one was closer with Evans.

“Who is the better friend with Chris Evans?” Horowitz asked.

“Me,” Mackie quickly replied.

Stan then replied, “And to quote Chris Evans, ‘News to me!'”

Did Chris Evans text back Sebastian Stan or Anthony Mackie first?

Since both Stan and Mackie claimed to be closer to Evans, Horowitz proposed that both Marvel actors text Evans at the same time. Whoever Evans texted back first would be deemed the closest friend.

“OK, if both of you were to text Chris right now, at the same time, who would he respond to first?” Horowitz asked.

“Let’s see,” Mackie said, accepting the challenge. “We have to send it at the same time.”

Both Mackie and Stan took out their phones and sent a text to Evans. Horowitz continued the interview while a timer tracked how long Evans took to respond.

After 1 minute and 37 seconds, Evans responded to Mackie.

“Ah ha, Evans just hit me back,” Mackie said.

“Not me,” Stan said with a laugh.

A few seconds later, Evans replied to Stan as well. When Horowitz asked what the two conversations said, both Stan and Mackie revealed they simply texted Evans that they loved him.

“I texted him ‘I love you,’ he texted me back, ‘I love you too, miss you,'” Mackie said.

Stan laughed and shared, “I said ‘I love you, hope you’re good.’ He goes, ‘He beat you by a second.'”

The actors played more games on ‘Stir Crazy’

At the end of the interview, Stan and Mackie played a game of Would You Rather? To start off, Horowitz asked Stan if he would rather appear on Gossip Girl for the rest of his life or “never act again.”


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“No man, I would be on Gossip Girl for the rest of my life,” Stan answered.

Horowitz then asked Mackie if he would rather be the new Captain America or an NFL Hall of Famer. Mackie quickly picked NFL Hall of Famer. As the game went on, Horowitz’s questions for Mackie and Stan became more bizarre.