Anthony Mackie, the New Orleans-born Hollywood star, has been recounting a family anecdote while on the promotion trail recently for his New Orleans-shot science-fiction film “Synchronic.”
“When I’m shooting a movie in New Orleans it’s like I’m the rich cousin,” Mackie, best known for his role as Falcon in the Marvel Universe Avengers franchise, told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show last month. “We’re shooting one night, you know, on the river, and my cousin pulls up with a BBQ grill on the back of his truck fully going.
“In New Orleans you can’t tell people, ‘Hey bro, you’ve got to go, I’m working.’ So, next thing you know he’s selling plates to the crew. I’m like, ‘Dude, I’m at work.’ He’s like, ‘I’m at work, too!’”
The story has the ring of a press junket yarn, but Mackie’s older brother, Calvin Mackie, a former Tulane University engineering professor and