sometimes i still can’t believe ???? that aa steve is even real ????? like, 1st of all, pLEASE nOTE that within the aa universe, steve isn’t even the Official Team Leader, the writers of aa have always taken care to have ppl explicitly acknowledge tony as leader of the avengers. so steve and tony are de facto co-leaders. and there’s no lip service, there’s no ‘team in name only’ because aa actually SHOWS US HOW THEY WORK AS A TEAM & WHY. this whole episode was about tony’s insecurities + paranoia influencing his ability to make good choices and to effectively lead the team.
and instead of criticising or blaming him for letting his anxiety and doubt get to him, steve supports him. steve shows him he isn’t alone. he tells him that the team has his back and he’s never going to be expected to do this all alone because that’s literally what the team is there for. and it’s just so simple, so easy, and straightforward and unconditional. goddamn, this is how you do steve and tony.
“I was still at the very end of recovery there when I started, so that was probably the biggest challenge. All the training was very good for my mind and very good for recovery, in a way. It became part of my daily schedule. It really ended up being [therapeutic]. It came at a great time for me.” — Dylan O’Brienon the grueling training regimen.
Could you have ever imagined you would be in this movie [American Assassin] playing this role [Mitch Rapp]? No, uh, no, no. It’s a really crazy thing. I did that [YouTube videos] as a kid for fun. I loved making little movies, it’s always something I loved and funnily enough, it’s something that I loved so much that I never thought that I could actually do it.