Sebastian Stan Struggled To Pay Rent After Captain America: The First Avenger Came Out

By Russ Milheim Posted:
Sebastian Stan, Captain America: The First Avenger, Bucky Barnes

When Avengers: Endgame came to a close in 2019, so did Chris Evans’ tenure as Captain America. After eight years of work and having appeared in at least one MCU project every year since his first solo outing, it was finally time to say goodbye to one of fans' favorite heroes .

There is, however, someone else who has been around just as long, and it looks like his true journey may just be beginning . In fact, that character is co-starring in his own MCU project, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier : Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes.

Being in a superhero franchise for as long as he has, it wouldn't be a stretch to imagine that life is pretty grand. While that can only be assumed, it apparently wasn’t that way before he landed the role.


In an interview with Entertainment Tonight , amongst banter between Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, Stan opened up about how life was before landing his now-famous role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

“...Because in 2011 after the first Captain America came out, about a month later I had a call from my business manager telling me I had a month left to figure out how I was going to pay my rent. So, perception is always interesting, isn't it? Nobody ever knows what the f**k is really happening." Now, though? "I'll get your dinner, Anthony...Don't you worry.”


If there is anything about Hollywood that the public is well versed in, it’s how cutthroat it can be to simply even get into the industry. Even the biggest actors of today were at one point living paycheck-to-paycheck, barely hanging on. It would seem that it’s a fate that not even the great White Wolf couldn’t avoid.

Thankfully, it would seem things are going a lot better for Sebastian Stan. One could only assume so, at least, given his part in the world’s second-highest-grossing film . Somehow, even after being a part of that, Stan is only going to see more success from here on out.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t Stan’s only notable career role. Having enjoyed roles in films such as I, Tonya, and The Devil All The Time , Stan’s resume is jam-packed with a variety of successful performances.

Now with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier , he’ll be in the spotlight far more than the audiences have seen before—paving the way to be a core pillar of the world’s biggest franchise.

Release Date
March 19, 2021
- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.