There are a lot of reasons to like actor Sebastian Stan.
Maybe you know him for his role as Bucky Barnes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Or maybe you’re a fan of his outrageously fun stint as the titular Mötley Crüe drummer in Hulu’s Pam and Tommy. Heck, maybe he’s even “the Hot Tub Time Machine guy” to you.
There’s merit in each of these respective Stan-doms. But in a new episode of Hot Ones, the actor gets a chance to single out one of his most faithful — and longest enduring — fan groups. Yes, I’m talking about those of us who remember him as Upper Easter Sider Carter Baizen from the CW drama Gossip Girl.
“What would you say is the biggest difference between a fan who recognizes you on the street from your Marvel work and a fan who recognizes you from Gossip Girl?” host Sean Evans asks at 6:02.
“Well, Gossip Girl, you know…” Stan replies with a smirk. “They’re very loyal, the Gossip Girl fans. I mean, they really have to be. They love the show. They’ve studied it. They have wild questions about that character. It’s just interesting to me how I still get that once in a while. But you really have to go dig to find out about Gossip Girl. But, their loyalty, yeah. That’s a good one.” (Regrettably, Evans did not ask Stan if he would ever return as Carter for the Gossip Girl revival. But we can dream.)
Stan’s Hot Ones debut also includes behind-the-scenes tidbits from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, more details on the upcoming horror flick Fresh, and a moment when Stan boldly professes his love for whole milk.
“I haven’t had a lot of spicy food in my life,” he says at the beginning of an episode that’s ultimately pretty tough. “This is probably going to be most of it right now.” I wonder how much spicy food Carter has eaten.