Anthony Mackie Is Threatened With Police Intervention By Crafts Store Manager

Anthony Mackie Is Threatened With Police Intervention By Crafts Store Manager

Has Michael's Craft Store been infiltrated by Hydra too? Captain America: The Winter Soldier co-star, Anthony Mackie, shares a unique experience that almost landed him on the wrong side of the law. Find out how after the jump.

So, I was perusing the boob tube today; looking for something worth the price of admission. Between the disappointment of my idle wish of finding some classic Eastwood or Bronson not being granted and contemplating how much I despise the farce of reality TV, I happened across this episode of The Queen Latifah Show where her guest was none other than Anthony "The Falcon" Mackie from the latest Marvel Studios installment, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Normally, I wouldn't have bothered to stop, even though I thoroughly enjoyed the film. But, I'm glad that I did. What followed, was one of the most intriguing anecdotes that I've been privileged to hear in some time. I was thoroughly amused; as was Latifah's captivated audience. I have always considered Mackie to be a talented actor, but, this interview allowed me to see that he is an entertainer that is truly passionate about what he does and who he does it for. His sincerity truly defies his prominence, and, I'm even honored that I could share his story with you. If you're a stickler for perfect grammar, I warn you that I presented it as it was stated.
Q. Latifah: I'm sorry. I'm having a little too much fun. I saw the movie, and, I loved it! I LOVED IT! [audience claps] Okay. Now listen, you are the younger brother of three big sisters? A. Mackie: Yes, yes, yes... Q. Latifah: Did they kinda -- I mean, you didn't start off as this superhero guy -- did they baby you growing up? A. Mackie: No. They, they are...awful people. [laughs casually with audience] Uh, my three sisters -- I mean literally, I'm the youngest of six kids -- and you know, my sisters range in age from 15 years older than me to 364 days older than me. Q. Latifah: Wow. A. Mackie: So, I had a varied life of being bullied by three girls. [audience chuckles] But, the sister who's a year older than me, amazingly enough, everytime somebody'd mess with me, she would beat 'em up. So, I used that to my advantage. Q. Latifah: Of course! A. Mackie: But my oldest sister, she's...hilarious. Like she called me, I wanna say right after th-- before the movie came out and she was like, "Oh my God! I'm at Michael's, uh, buying yarn and, um, there's a Falcon poster." Q. Latifah: Wow! A. Mackie: And I said, "First of all, when did you start knittin'?" [audience laughs] 'Cause I never got a blanket, a beanie, I never got mitts. NUTTIN'! I need mitts! Right? So, she's like "Okay, I'mma come get you. I want you to see the poster." So, she drives to the house, picks me up, and drives me to Michael's, right? [shrugs nonchalantly] I never been to Michael's. So, I go in... Q. Latifah: I love Michael's. A. Mackie: I think they have it here, right? It's a craft store. Women go and buy yarn and spray and glue. [crowd chuckles followed by Mackie] So, with my sister and I see these posters. I'm like, "This is, uh, this is my first poster. It's me on a poster!" So I was like, "You know what would be really cool? If I get a Sharpie and signed all these posters." And she's like, "That would be amazing!" I was like, "Wouldn't you wanna' go to a store and see a poster you buy and see that he actually signed it?!" She was like, "Yes!" So, I run to the front, go to the counter, get 'em a Sharpie, RUN to the back of the store. She's like, "Oh my God! Oh my God!" I signed maybe...95 posters "Anthony Mackie 'The Falcon', Thank You." Bow bow bow bow bow. So, about on 96, the manager walks back and he goes, "Excuse me. Can I help you?" And I'm like, "Naw, I'm just signing these posters." He's like, "You can't do that." And I go [while gesturing his head beside his palm to recreate comparing his likeness to a poster for the manager], "My dude, I'm pretty's okay." [Mackie laughs along with audience] And he goes, "No, it's not okay. Now I can't sell all those posters. So, you gonna' have to buy every poster you defaced." Q. Latifah: You defaced. "No, I am dee (the) face." A. Mackie: And I'm like, "Nooo! People are gonna' buy these posters. I am da (the) face." Q. Latifah: You're right. A. Mackie: And he goes, "No, you're gonna' have to buy 'em or I'mma call the police." So, my sister, just being my sister, faints. So, we get out the store. I roll up 95 posters. Go to the front and buy a stack of Falcon posters. [scans the audience with a look of disbelief and defeat] So, that's kinda' how that works. [A little later in the show...] A. Mackie: But see, I tried to make it up... Q. Latifah: No, I understand that. That was a good idea. A. Mackie: 'Cause we had a screening in New Orleans. So, I was like, "I'm gonna' invite the Michael's manager to my Captain America screening." Q. Latifah: Did you do that? A. Mackie: Yeah! So, I sent him a letter. "Yo Man, come down to, uh, the Prytania Theater. I had got a movie screening. Bring your kids, bring your wife." So, he comes down, sees the movie. After the movie, I'm out shaking hands, thanking people for their charitable contributions. He comes out and he goes, "Oh my God! Can I have your autograph?" [audience erupts into laughter] I said, "Yeah!" [points to his palm to simulate a receipt] "That'll cost you about 75 dollars for all them posters."
If you found that story to be a fraction as entertaining as I did, it was worth the time I spent typing it. This short segment of the show was full of other revelations that were equally enjoyable. Additionally, Mr. Mackie was introduced to his action figure for the first time, participated in a superhero recognition quiz, discussed his love life with his childhood sweetheart, and, briefly discussed the personal gratification of being able to diversify the pool of heroic role models. So, it might be worth a viewing if, like me, you struggle to find quality television programming. Thanks for reading! Sound off below, and, don't forget to hit the red glove if you liked it.
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HavocPrime - 4/12/2014, 10:01 AM
Mackie is awesome and I really wanted him to be Black Panther. But he did brilliant as Falcon though.
Enphlieuwince - 4/12/2014, 10:02 AM
My apologies for the poor structuring of the srticle. I'm having some technical difficulties with my account, an, I'm in touch with the administrators to correct it. I will edit this as soon as I possibly can. Thanks again for reading...
dethpillow - 4/12/2014, 10:12 AM
hahahahahhaha!!! this is one of my favorite articles now! :0)
i hate watching videos on articles, but i love watching him tell it too.
good one, man, right on.
Wallymelon - 4/12/2014, 10:12 AM
Frick in class act.
dethpillow - 4/12/2014, 10:13 AM
he's a funny guy, he should be doing other kinds of movies too.
AgentZero - 4/12/2014, 10:16 AM
Lol that's an awesome story
SuperCat - 4/12/2014, 10:17 AM
Mackie, I like your style. That's how you do the damn thing!

Enphlieuwince - 4/12/2014, 10:18 AM

Thanks fellas!
Starfox - 4/12/2014, 10:28 AM
A. Mackie: "So, I had a varied life of being bullied by three girls".
TheGambitFreak - 4/12/2014, 10:29 AM
And people wonder why Michaels' is going bankrupt. All the employees at our local location were assholes. It shut down for good reason. I assure you if it was Evans or RDJ rollin' up in that bitch, they wouldn't even make a peep. Bet. Yo' Mackie, if you still got one of them posters, your boy from Oklahoma would love one to frame!
BatmanHeisenberg - 4/12/2014, 10:45 AM
Hilarious! He stole the show as Falcon! 75 dollars, what a hoot!
QuestiontheAnswer - 4/12/2014, 10:45 AM
This guy cracks me uo every time. More so than IM3 or Thor 2.
MexicanSexyman - 4/12/2014, 10:52 AM
It's funny because his bla... I mean he is the Falcon.
CPIXLEY - 4/12/2014, 10:56 AM
Good story, but the way this article is written seems like the writer was trying really hard to get a good grade on an English paper, or like someone was writing their first article for a school newspaper.
BrotherStarkofMABMindz - 4/12/2014, 10:58 AM
Anthony Mackie totally dissed Nite Owl, I saw that yesterday.
CharlesLord - 4/12/2014, 11:00 AM
Destined - 4/12/2014, 11:41 AM
All of Mackie's interviews are gold! So glad they did a screening in the 504 too, I was wondering about that. Love Mackie!
cipher - 4/12/2014, 11:55 AM
Hahahahaha, now THIS guy.. this is a guy I'd like to have a few drinks with. Anthony's a cool dude.
Ramiel - 4/12/2014, 11:55 AM
"I assure you if it was Evans or RDJ rollin' up in that bitch, they wouldn't even make a peep."

Evans and RDJ are far too classy and mature to walk into a store and write their names on things that aren't theirs.
cipher - 4/12/2014, 11:57 AM
Enph- Don't worry about the article. Good find, bud.

Take it easy, man.

Enphlieuwince - 4/12/2014, 12:00 PM
@cipher Thanks Bro.
Ramiel - 4/12/2014, 12:04 PM
Being on drugs is one thing, but you don't vandalize property that isn't yours. That's something teenagers do. Non-Aggression Principle, homie!
Klone - 4/12/2014, 12:09 PM
If this was cipher the manager would be covered in vomit on the account of his alcoholism.
DaVinci31 - 4/12/2014, 12:24 PM

You're too funny, Mackie.
Ramiel - 4/12/2014, 12:31 PM
Maybe not a lack of class, you're right. I read the article, and I'm sure he had good intentions. He doesn't seem like other celebrities who have this mentality that they can get away with anything nowadays. Perhaps, he should have asked the manager beforehand if he could do this nice deed.
grif - 4/12/2014, 2:15 PM
he deserves better than to be on that show
cjohnston - 4/12/2014, 3:58 PM
NIICE! ~ AND funny!!! :)

Well worth it! THNX!
Mercwitham0uth - 4/12/2014, 4:20 PM
Lol! That's awesome.
MitchConner - 4/12/2014, 4:22 PM

Too damn funny...that's the kind of stuff that makes unicorns fart...
MitchConner - 4/12/2014, 4:27 PM
On a serious note, i don't think I would have invited that manager to my screening...sounds like a dick
"You may be that black guy but your signature is just going to eff if up....fine, make your mark and leave, don't want no trouble now hear?"

SFCamerica - 4/12/2014, 4:33 PM
I wouldn't buy a poster that some manager said was signed by him so I can kinda understand. Everyone has a camera phone, snap a pic of him signing, but I'm sure, like a douche he would've marked up the price. And we weren't there, Mackie may have acted like a giant DB about it too.
spidey1994 - 4/12/2014, 4:33 PM
SFCamerica - 4/12/2014, 4:36 PM
And how many posters were there, maybe 5? I've seen dozens of those poster racks, they don't carry very many of each poster. I smell exaggeration.
McGee - 4/12/2014, 4:49 PM
Michaels manager: Listen here President Obama, I don't care who you are. You're buying all these posters.
SugarYumYum - 4/12/2014, 5:09 PM
That manager was a moron. Who tells a star: "No you cannot autograph those posters of yourself and increase my profits. Now buy them at their regular old price and get out!"

Mackie is a card, everything he says is gold. As a matter of fact, this just popped up on my dashboard from one of his interviews:

When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that.

I hope they let Falcon stick around in the MCU for as long as he wants to.
MitchConner - 4/12/2014, 5:19 PM
@sfc I would probably agree with you...the manager sounds like a dick but at the same time, he's got some guy calling him "my dude", and he's got 100 posters that this guys just took the liberty to write on, he could be a look-a-like...god knows that is easy to do am I right? Huh? You get the joke? Because they all look the same to

The manager was in a bad spot but he was probably a dick , mackie calling people my dude doesn't help, I would have immediately been like "my dude?"
MitchConner - 4/12/2014, 5:19 PM
MitchConner - 4/12/2014, 5:20 PM
But I would have also been all "oh my god it's the Falcon! Here, take my sister... Can we be friends?" Lol
macfint - 4/12/2014, 5:22 PM
Blackreverend - 4/12/2014, 5:36 PM
Just watched the episode lol great interview...
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