Sebastian Stan was asked to tone down his Gossip Girl performance

Marvel star Sebastian Stan reveals he was told to “keep it down” on set regarding his performance as Carter Baizen on Gossip Girl.

Sebastian Stan reveals he was told to “mitigate the” regarding his performance as Carter Baizen in Gossip Girl. The MCU star is currently promoting his latest project alongside Mama Mia 2it’s Lily James Pam and Tommy. Hulu’s highly anticipated limited series tells the story of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee during the scandal that rocked the 90s after their sex tape went public. The character is a far cry from one of his other major roles, which sees the 39-year-old star as Bucky Barnes, otherwise known as the Winter Soldier, across the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Early in Stan’s career, the actor had a recurring role on the hit CW show, Gossip Girl. The teen drama series ran from 2007-201. For a number of now-famous faces, including Blake Lively, Chace Crawford, and Penn Badgely, Gossip Girl served as a springboard for their successful careers. The beloved show got its own modern reboot last year, peppered with references to the original Gossip Girl series. Stan appeared as Upper East Side bad boy Carter Baizen and although he only appeared in 11 episodes through Gossip Girl seasons 1 to 3, Stan played a considerably memorable role on the show.

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Now Stan has reflected on his time in Gossip Girlas well as some of his other iconic roles, during an interview with vanity lounge. The Marvel star shared that her appearance in Gossip Girl came early in his acting career, revealing he was still incredibly new to the game when he joined the show. “to overdo,“and that he should”tone it down.” Check out Stan’s full quote below.

“I was relatively new at the time. And I remember I was on set and Ed Westwick’s agent at the time came up to me, pulled me aside and said, ‘You’re doing too much, lower your voice.'”

In the interview, Stan also expressed his gratitude for being brought back as a recurring character, despite being called out for his seemingly over-the-top acting skills. The star went on to discuss the mania surrounding Gossip Girl after its initial release and how its immense popularity immediately made its stars famous. While Carter Baizen was something of a thorn in the side of the show’s main characters, Stan then revealed his real-life friendship with Crawford, who played Nate Archibald, half-thanking his friend for helping him land his job. Gossip Girl role.

A number of famous faces appeared in short ensemble roles throughout Gossip Girlincluding Brooklyn nine nineby Melissa Fumero and Jessica Jones‘Krysten Ritter. Stan is certainly among the most successful names to come out of the show, having received his own MCU-related Disney+ series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Last year. Hearing that Stan’s initial performance on Gossip Girl needed to be toned down certainly raises the question of how Carter Baizen might have appeared on screen if he hadn’t been told to change his approach, and whether or not that acting note ultimately shaped one of the standout performances. of Stan since.

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Source: vanity lounge

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