The Falcon and the Winter Soldier star Sebastian Stan weighs in on the pros and cons of the different model metal arms he’s worn while playing Bucky.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘s Sebastian Stan broke down his history of wearing cybernetic arms in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and how each new model influenced his performances as both Bucky Barnes and the Winter Solder.
In a BBC interview, Stan was asked how the metal arm functioned as a prosthetic, to which he revealed that its original model in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier was rather uncomfortable. According to him, that arm initially broke in two due to it being made of “a really hard material so I couldn’t even like, just getting it to use it was like extremely difficult. But again, that also informed [a] kind of a behavior for the character in a way and I remember refusing to wear the less shiny one. I wanted the hard, uncomfortable material because that was gonna look the best.”
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As for the post-Civil War vibranium arm he wielded in later movies, Stan revealed that the new model was still one-piece but far more flexible and comfortable to wear on-set. Despite this, he explained that “I still find myself sometimes catering to the old one, you know because it just had such a specific shine to it, and it was so iconic in the comic books. So physically I definitely had some love wounds from my partner in crime, the left arm.”