Anthony Russo on the Smithsonian footage from Captain America: The Winter Soldier So, we actually never had a scripted beat in terms of what was happening there on a storytelling level. It was just a moment to show the two characters were close and had a great relationship.
wild how people still put so much credibility on the films and actors that get awarded by The Academy at the Oscars when it’s clearly run by fools bc they didn’t give a single ounce of recognition to the cinematic masterpiece Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Request: Hi! I was wondering if you could please do one where the cast of CACW , seb and his pregnant wife ( she’s part of the cast ) go to an interview and she goes into labor and everyone freaks out? Thanks!
Pairing: Sebastian x Reader (ft. The cast of CW)
A/N: I wrote this quickly on my phone so it’s really short I’m so sorry!
Acting wasn’t always easy for you. You had been in a few films in the past, maybe about 10 to 15? You were always nervous on camera, so that’s why you liked doing theater the best. That was until you met the love of your life on set, Sebastian.
The two of you met in 2005 for the filming of a certain film called The Covenant. You played the part of his girlfriend, so you had to exchange a few kissing scenes with him at the time. You would always laugh and mutter “I’m so sorry - okay. Let’s try this again” because you were either nervous or someone did something to make you loose it.
Sebastian caught onto this habit of yours so during the middle of filming, he asked if he could help you with your shyness and asked you out for coffee. You agreed and soon after that, you had gotten better at acting and hiding your nervous bug that ticked whenever you did something. You were happy that you met up with him every week to study the arts because if you hadn’t, you wouldn’t be here at an interview with the cast of Captain America: Civil War with your husband and the little life you were carrying in your belly.
Civil War was your newest project you’d been working on. You couldn’t give anymore details to your huge fan base, because that would ruin the surprise.
You were in Age of Ultron before Civil War, and people liked your role of Spider-Woman so much, The Russo Brothers just had to squeeze you in for a role in the action film.
Here you are, wearing a nice long, wavy, dark red dress that hugged your curves, especially your expecting area, quite nicely. Underneath, you wore flats just to be comfortable during the interview.
The interview was in London and you and Sebastian just arrived right in time. You saw the stage and saw that it had two rises with chairs on both black rises, and an interviewer’s podium to the right.
“Hey, Seabass!” Anthony Mackie said, coming up from behind you and Sebastian backstage. You smiled as the two of them hugged and exchanged conversations.
“And hello to you too, (Y/N).” Anthony said. “You’re lookin’ great for a lady that’s expecting!” He said, giving you a hug and a kiss on the cheek.
You laughed at his remark. “Thanks, Mackie.”
The other cast members came in, along with The Russos, and everyone started engaging in conversation. You all started talking before it was time to go on stage.
“You ready, babe?” Sebastian asked as he hugged your side, kissing your temple.
You smiled. “Course I am.” You said as you put your hands on your belly.
The announcer started introducing everyone, and by name, they started sitting down on the black chairs that were assigned to them.
“And next, we have (Y/F/N) as Spider-Woman!” The lady said. That was your que to go onstage, so you straightened your posture.
“That’s you, Hun.” Sebastian said. You walked down to the stage, looking at the big audience of fans and the press. You waved at all of them, as they screamed in excitement. You took your seat next to Elizabeth as she got up and hugged you.
“How are you?” She asked, covering her microphone that was clipped to her red dress.
You sighed, putting a hand on your stomach. You felt the baby kick once they felt your touch. “Me? Bloated. The baby? Angry, apparently.” You said, causing her to laugh.
Sebastian came up next and he took his seat next to you, giving you another kiss before the fans screamed.
As the interviewer announced everyone, and when everyone was onstage, the crowd started to quiet down.
“So, how is everyone tonight?” She asked. Everyone responded with either “good,” or “fantastic.”
“Especially you, (Y/N) since you’re the pregnant one on set.” She said. You sighed and smiled.
“Well, like I just told Lizzie here, bloated. The baby is being a little feisty tonight.” You said. Everyone laughed at your comment as the interviewer started to ask questions to everyone on set.
When almost everyone had a question to answer, the interviewer turned the questions to the crowd. Chris and Robert got the most questions, so you didn’t have to worry about talking. As the interview went on, you tried your hardest not to scream out in pain since the baby kept kicking.
“My question is for (Y/N).” Someone in the crowd said. Finally.
Your attention was brought back up to the crowd. You looked around to find the person and you found them in the middle section. “Go for it.” You smiled, holding your hand up to block the light that was blocking your vision.
“You and Sebastian knew each other since around the 2000s. You both have come this far as to working with each other and your relationship with each other is just - fantastic.” The person began.
“Why thank you.” Sebastian spoke from your side. You laughed as you squeezed his hand with your left.
“I was wondering, how was it to play a pregnant Spider-Woman and how was it to work with your husband on set?” You heard ‘awes’ going around the room, and even from your cast mates.
You took a deep breath and began. “Well, for starters, I just wanna say that it was definitely harder this time to play Jessica because, during AOU, I obviously wasn’t pregnant, so it was a lot easier to maneuver around in that tight ass silk suit.” You said, making everyone laugh. “But, uh, yeah it was not as hard as I thought it would be - Well, I mean now I’m what, a few days away from going into labor? So..I kinda forgot what being smaller felt like.” You laughed.
“Rewind. Did she just say a few DAYS?” Robert asked, facing you next to Chris. You nodded. Everyone was shocked by your answer. Just then, the baby started kicking again.
“But during the process of f-filming, I had to- to do a few shots where I was on a greens..screen and then the fighting scenes were brutal so.. Y-yah..” You said, holding your stomach. “But it was fun doing a film with Sebastian again, this time him being m-my husband, so it was an honor. But he really was a distraction.” You smiled at him as he smirked at you, shaking his head.
Everyone did another round of questions, and then you had another one. Another question, and another kick. “Holy shit” you whispered, holding your stomach.
“(Y/N)?” Lizzie said from your right side, holding your hand. “Everything okay?”
You gave her a tight smile. “I - I think so.”
“My question is for (Y/N)” you heard again. Your ears perked up to the sound of your name, and you looked in the crowd. “Who’s your favorite person to work with onset?” The man asked.
When you were about to respond, you felt a warm liquid roll down your leg. Your eyes widened and you yelled, “Sebastian!”
“Oh, thanks, doll, you didn’t have to say my name but- holy shit!” He said, turning to you. You looked at him with worried eyes as he held your left hand, Lizzie holding your other.
“Are you okay, Mrs (Y/L/N)?” The interviewer asked.
“I, uhm.. This…M-My… My water broke.” You stammered. You squeezed your legs as your breathing started to quicken. Sebastian and Lizzie got up and held you up, Sebastian carrying you bridal style. Everyone gasped as the cast got up.
“This interview is OVER.” Robert said. “See you all soon!” He said before everyone exited.
You waved at everyone and the curtains quickly closed. As you walked backstage, you heard Sebastian yell, “we need an ambulance right now!” He said, setting you down on one of the couches backstage. The cast was running all over the place in worry. Everyone was shouting while Anthony, Jeremy, and Robert got out their phones.
“Seb, it hurts.” You cried, feeling a tear roll down your cheek. He squeezed your hand as you squeezed surprisingly harder.
“I know baby, I know. Breathe - like we practiced alright?” He said. He started doing deep breathes in and out as you mimicked his actions.
“This is incredible!” Paul Rudd said from the couch next to you. You saw Chris practically on the floor from laughing so hard, him clutching Daniel’s left bicep as he laughed too.
You couldn’t help but laugh too as you started giggling, then crying. “OWW…” You said.
“Ambulance is here. Get her in, now!” Emily said as she opened the doors meeting the big ambulance trucks. You got in as Sebastian went in as well. You heard the others say that they’ll meet you at the hospital and Sebastian nodded.
“Deep breaths, doll. Follow me.” Sebastian said next to you. You squeezed his hand as you cried out in pain.
Hours later, you were laying down on the big hospital bed, your cast members crowding the room as they all got the news that the baby had finally been delivered. Sebastian sat on the bed next to you, holding yours and his baby. You smiled at the bundle of joy your husband was holding.
“So, what’s the gender?” Anthony Russo asked, his brother, Joe, holding a camera in hand, capturing the moment to post on Instagram.
You looked at Sebastian, since he didn’t know what the gender was either.
You smiled before you began your sentence. You took a deep breath. “It’s a girl.” You announced. Everyone awed. Some literally jumped for joy, others cheered, and Robert gave Paul Bettany $5. Knowing them, they had already placed a bet. (A BETtany lmaooooo)
You saw Sebastian’s reaction and you couldn’t help but have your eyes filled with tears. You smiled as you reached up to wipe away the tear that escaped his eyes. He bent his head down to pull you into a passionate kiss. He gave you your little girl and you rocked her in your arms.
“Decided on a name?” Kevin asked.
You shrugged and looked at your husband. “After all the names we looked through throughout the months, have you decided?” You asked.
He smiled, wiping away his tears. “I dunno..I kinda like the name Jessica. You know, after your character.”
“Jessica is a perfect name!” Lizzie said.
“You will raise a total asskicking girl then, guys.” Chris said, laughter filled the room.
“Jessica it is then.” You said. “Jessica Rebecca Stan.”
Sebastian nodded as your eyes filled with happy tears. You pulled him by his collar and engulfed him in a kiss once more.
“I never thought we’d have our baby in London.” You said when the two of you pulled back.
So I just saw a quote from the Russo’s and they basically said “He dropped the shield, he rejected the Captain America identity, and embraced the Steve Rogers one instead.” I, of course, started sobbing at this part, but when I read this quote it all became more clear.
When Tony says “I was wrong about you, the whole world was wrong about you” is 100% true. The whole world, even his friends, saw Steve as this selfless, patriotic hero, willing to save the day no matter what. But that’s not necessarily all Steve, that’s mostly Captain America. Yes, Steve is incredibly selfless and brave, but he was also just a kid from Brooklyn before getting the Cap persona. When he went under, he essentially lost everyone who knew him as “just steve” not “Captain America”.
So when Bucky comes back in his life, he’s more Steve Rogers. “When he said Bucky, I was the 16 year old kid from Brooklyn again.” Steve doesn’t have to be Captain America around Bucky. Steve doesn’t have to be this hero that everyone needs him to be. Because Bucky would rather be saved by Steve Rogers than Captain America.
Steve dropped the shield, rejected the idea of Captain America, because in reality, he isn’t just “Captain America,” he’s also Steve Rogers. And that scrawny kid from Brooklyn would do anything to save his best friend, even if that meant rejecting what the world saw him as.
me, talking to the Academy: now listen, i know this has never been done before, but i’m thinking we start a new category “Best Moment In Cinema History”, and award it to Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes Straddling a Motorcycle in Midair - Captain America: Civil War (2016) dir. Joe and Anthony Russo
ANTHONY: Shout out to Sebastian’s performance in this scene, which is just amazing. It’s like, the way he can portray this character who’s so fractured and damaged and guarded… But like, has something still that’s alive inside him is amazing.
MARKUS: Yeah. Well that was another challenge - tracking Bucky’s consciousness throughout this movie. Cause he’s at least three different people in this movie. There’s this Bucky (in his apartment) who is not fully aware of his past? But somewhere stranded. Remembering what he’s done but not quite remembering who he originally was; trying to put it all together.
JOE: And who’s fully powered…
MARKUS: Yeah. There’s Terminator!Bucky - once Zemo basically turns him back into the full Winter Soldier in Berlin. And there is a more wide open Bucky once he wakes up with his hand in the vice. Because then I think he remembers more than he remembers here.
‘Captain America Civil War’ Audio Commentary with Joe and Anthony Russo, Markus and McFeely.