Anthony Mackie says Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ appearance in “The Hawk and the Winter Soldier” was a “surprise to everybody”


Marvel’s series limited The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has been a hit among fans new and old. Starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, the season finale of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier aired on April 23, but there are rumors of a Captain America 4 movie going into production.

Though some of the actors featured in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier have been working with Marvel for a long time, some of the cast members were newcomers to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of the most shocking performances in the series was that of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a decorated actress with more than a dozen industry awards.

Mackie maintains that he and the rest of the Falcon and the Winter Soldier cast had no idea she would be a part of the show.

Anthony Mackie claims Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ role in ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ was a surprise

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Mackie spoke about Louis-Dreyfus’ surprise appearance during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight. He noted that she wore a coat most of the time on set, which is relatively normal for actors working on Marvel productions.

“Normally when we’re on set, we’re all cloaked and all that stuff,” Mackie said. “Julia Louis-Dreyfus was kind of a surprise to everybody.”

The day Louis-Dreyfus was scheduled to come on set, there was a lot of excitement. Everyone was talking about a mysterious actor who had arrived, but no one knew exactly who it was.

“We got to the set one day and there was just whispers, like, ‘Do you know who’s here today?”‘ said Mackie. “And I was like, ‘Who’s here? What’s going on here? Who’s this person? And she was really sweet, she played the game well, came on set and was like a regular actress. That was the first time I’ve seen them get someone that amazing. No one expected that, we knew because we were on set and she played the game really well.”

He doesn’t know what will happen to Sebastian Stan’s character Bucky

Later in the interview, Mackie was asked about the future of Stan, his co-star who plays the role of Winter Soldier. Mackie expressed optimism that the two will work together again in the future.

“I don’t know,” Mackie said, “I mean, look, Sebastian is one of my best friends. I think it’s obvious that we work extremely well together, so the idea of us being a duo isn’t so bad. I think everybody gets what they want. You get the frosting and you get the chocolate frosting, you know? So everybody gets the donut that they want. I think we’re all happy with that.

He has no idea about the future of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’


In the same interview, Mackie was also asked if there will be a second season of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” Choosing to keep his mouth shut, Mackie avoided a direct answer.

“I don’t know, I haven’t heard anything, I haven’t – nobody’s called me,” Mackie said. “Nobody’s called, I’m like, ‘My phone works, dog, I pay my bill every month.’ So I don’t know what’s going on, they always have some kind of plan, but there’s like 30 million projects in production right now, so I’m just waiting for Kevin and Nate to call me to tell me what I’m doing.”


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