Sebastian Stan recommends seeing Don’t Look Up for a hilarious reason. The Romanian-American actor is, of course, best known for his portrayal of Bucky Barnes, a.k.a the Winter Soldier, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Stan also currently stars as the Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee in the Hulu series Pam & Tommy which airs new episodes every Wednesday. The show chronicles the tumultuous marriage between Baywatch star Pamela Anderson (played by Lily James) and Lee during the period when their unauthorized sex tape was made public online.
Released December 24 on Netflix, Don’t Look Up is Adam McKay’s third film as a writer/director since his career took a turn from Will Ferrell-led comedies to politically cognizant comedy-dramas like The Big Short and Vice. Don’t Look Up centers around Michigan State astronomy Ph.D. candidate Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) and her handsome professor, Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio), who discover a massive comet that will collide with Earth in six months and cause an extinction-level event. For the remainder of the film, the two attempt to warn the United States government and the media of the impending apocalypse, to no avail.
Appearing on First We Feast’s ever-popular series Hot Ones, in which guests are challenged to eat progressively hotter chicken wings while being interviewed, Stan opened up about his love of astronomy. From a young age, the actor has especially been fascinated by the potential colonization of Mars. After a passionate rant on the topic seemingly spurred on by the spicy wings, Stan recommend viewers see Don’t Look Up and joked “We’re all gonna die.” Read what he had to say below:
I’ve always been very fascinated by the idea that we could colonize Mars. I think I read somewhere that if you got a bunch of satellites the size of football stadiums and you put them around Mars you can melt the ice and then there would be water and then we could live there maybe and so when I was a kid I was like really obsessed with Mars and I would just always read up on Mars and that’s just one thing that comes to my mind but in case you haven’t seen Don’t Look Up, you should. We’re all gonna die. Fun fact.
Fans of Stan should be familiar with the actor’s affinity for astronomy. He even interviewed Scott Kelly while the astronaut was in the International Space Station in low orbit. Earlier on in the interview, Stan talked about his role in Ridley Scott’s 2014 sci-fi film The Martian, in which he played Dr. Chris Beck, a flight surgeon on the mission to the Red Planet. For Stan, his childhood love of astronomy and the planet Mars certainly runs deep.
Before the comet makes impact in Don’t Look Up, Earth’s elite board a sleeper spaceship designed to locate another habitable planet. During the mid-credits scene, President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and billionaire tech mogul Peter Isherwell (Mark Rylance) arrive years later not on Mars, but an unknown alien planet, but Stan’s point still resonates. Don’t Look Up‘s comet is meant to be an allegory for climate change and a satire of the world’s indifference to the climate crisis. If drastic action isn’t taken soon, Stan’s idea for colonizing Mars might not seem so far-fetched.
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