The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is full of action. But one thing that everyone enjoys is humor, and the show is full of it. The show has currently only released two episodes, but the show has just the right amount of humor and comic relief. We see Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie reuniting for the series. Both of them have collaborated for the last two Captain America movies and the two most recent Avengers epics together. The show has become the most-watched show in the entire world in its first week of release.
When two actors have worked this much previously, the chemistry naturally remains in the future projects as well. this is exactly what happened with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Mackie and Stan were well-versed with each other, and the chemistry just hit off ever since the first day itself. In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly, actress Amy Aquino spoke about the experience of her first scene in Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier with both Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan.
Amy Aquino revealed that the ‘therapy session scene’ in episode 2 was completely improvised. She said,
“They had the framework of what had to happen — I say to sit and face each other or “what are you doing?” — but the rest of it, it was Anthony and Sebastian, who have this huge history. And they were doing it in character — although in between they were also having a lot of fun — but they were creating those moments within the framework of what was on the page. And that was just delightful. And thank God I didn’t know them better, because had I known them better — because I only met them that day — I probably would not have been able to keep a straight face.”
Aquino specifically highlighted the moment when both had their legs locked and kicked off the stare-down challenge. She revealed that the two “just did it right, first time,” she praised director Kari Skogland for “get(ting) what she needs to get” and having fun while filming. She continued, “Oh my god! They just did that. That was them! Him pulling his chair and just shoving it, that was Anthony. That was totally him, like, “Nah, are we going to do this or are we going to do this?” And they just did it right, the first time. Boom. But the whole scene, we probably did that four or five times from each angle, but not more than that. Kari’s pretty amazing. She gets what she needs to get, man. And like I said, when you’re working with these two wonderful actors, who have all this history and you’re playing to that and the writing, etcetera, you just sit back and make sure you’re lit well and the cameras going and you’re there. And let ’em ride.”
Mackie and Stan have built up a great on-screen relationship through four previous movies. Working together for so many years really does pay off. Even if it is not the humorous scenes, they both are well coordinated in the action sequences as well. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will continue when “Episode 3” premieres on Friday, April 2.