See if you have the same reaction as I did to the video montage above of moments from the Broadway revival of William Inge’s Pulitzer-winning play, Picnic. Basically I went, ‘Oh look, Ellen Burtyn, and there’s Mare Winningham, this looks good’, then my brain merely went, ‘mmmhlimm’, at the moment Sebastian Stan turned up with his shirt off looking sweaty and rocking an impressive set of abs. I then began thinking of ways I can get to New York before the show closes on February 24th.
Stan is best known for playing Captain America’s best friend Bucky Barnes, as well as for appearing in Black Swan, Rachel Getting Married and Hot Tub Time Machine. He’s played gay a couple of times, in both TV’s Kings and as the son of a former president in Political Animals.
However he’s straight in Picnic, as Hal, an impulsive young man who becomes the object of two girls’ affection and gets into a complicated liaison with Madge. The role was played by Paul Newman in the original 1953 production.
Check out a few stills on Stan with his shirt off in the play below (via SuperheroFan).