I’ve been looking forward to meeting Sebastian for 5 years now and it doesn’t feel real that this even happened. Of course, I broke down in tears after he autographed the shield that took me so long to paint. I wanted it to be unique; something no one had done before. When he approached his autograph line, walking by, he grabbed my hand and asked me how I was doing. Of all the celebrities I’ve met over the years, not one has been that kind. As star-struck as I was, I proceeded to ask him to write ‘Who the hell is Bucky?’ and then sign his name on the shield. His handler yelled in my face: “He’s not doing any personalizations.” He completely ignored her, writing everything I told him to. After he handed me back my shield, I thanked him a lot for doing what he did, he replied back “You’re so very welcome, thank you.” with the brightest smile I’ve ever seen.
When photo op time came around, I mustered up the courage to ask him if we could do a ‘hugging’ photo. His reply: “Come here, sweetie!” as he pulled my head against his. I’m still crying over this. Such a great experience and what a wonderful guy. Thank you, Sebastian Stan for the best convention experience I’ve had yet!
“I thought to myself, ‘What does it mean to be a bastard?’ And, in this context, heavily involved in the royal family, but without that responsibility. I really just try and make it as personal as I can. I’m not beholden to any kind of historical standard; I just get to make him me.”