Anthony Mackie reveals he got so nervous shooting with Harrison Ford for Captain America: Brave New World that he forgot his lines
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But even with more 60 films worth of experience since then, the 44-year-old actor found himself so nervous to work opposite Harrison Ford on Captain America: Brave New World that he couldn’t remember the script ahead of their first day of shooting together.
‘The first day was so intimidating. I was so f***ing nervous I couldn’t remember my lines. He’s Harrison f***ing Ford,’ Mackie confessed of his experience on the set initially.
But he would go on to praise the Hollywood icon for helping put him at ease, in order to get the best out of everyone involved with the production, including Mackie.
‘He’s Harrison f***ing Ford. There is this aura about him. But he dispels that really quickly because he’s such a cool guy,’ Mackie revealed, as reported by Variety.
Admission: Anthony Mackie, 44 revealed that he got so nervous to work opposite of Harrison Ford on Captain America: Brave New World that he couldn’t remember his lines ahead of their first day of shooting together
‘He’s everything a movie star should be. He would say, “Let’s shoot this piece of sh*t.” And everybody was like, “Yeah, let’s shoot this sh*t.”‘
In the film, Ford plays the role of Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross, who has become President of the United States after previously serving as a U.S. Army general and then U.S. Secretary of States.
Actually, Ford is a newcomer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, replacing the late actor William Hurt, who played Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross three times, in the wake of his death in March 2022 at the age of 71.
As for Mackie, he played the Marvel Comics character Sam Wilson/Captain America three times: Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), this is the first time he’s played the title role in a feature film.
‘We spent a good bit of time together,’ Mackie added. ‘Ross and Cap have always had that relationship, where they were friends and they respected each other, but they always bumped heads. That’s their relationship in the storyline.’
Directed by Julius Onah from a screenplay that he co-wrote with Malcolm Spellman and Dalan Musson, the superhero film is the fourth installment in the Captain America franchise.
It’s also continuation of the television miniseries The Falcon And The Winter Soldier (2021).
For the most part, plot details for Captain America 4 have largely been kept under wraps.
Movie star skills: Mackie praised Harrison Ford for helping put his anxiety at ease by brining a bit of humor to the set when they shot the first time
Familiar role: Mackie had previously played the Marvel Comics character Sam Wilson/Captain America three times: Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Captain America: Brave New World, with Anthony Mackie in the lead role, is scheduled to make its premiere in theaters on May 3, 2024
Along with Mackie and Ford, Danny Ramirez, Carl Lumbly, Tim Blake Nelson, Shira Haas and Liv Tyler.
Captain America: Brave New World only just recently wrapped on the shoot in Atlanta after beginning principal photography on March 21.
Captain America: Brave New World is scheduled to make its premiere in theaters on May 3, 2024.
The film, which is 35th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will be part of Phase Five of the MCU.