Anthony Mackie Recalls The Time Beyonce Serenaded Him With “Halo”
Even Marvel superheroes are obsessed with Beyoncé, and Anthony Mackie proved he was no exception during his Tuesday night (Apr. 24) appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden. On the heels of her killer Coachella performances, host Corden naturally had to inquire about the Infinity War star’s opinions on Queen B.
“I’ve seen Beyonce several times,” said Mackie, who’s portrayed Falcon in multiple Marvel films including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War. Viewers could sense a juicy story was coming by the way Mackie sat up on the couch and got excited about his moment in the Beyshine.
“So once I saw Beyoncé at Madison Square Garden, and around the stage she has this thing called the Beyhive, and I got Beyhive tickets… Beyoncé’s coming down the stairs, she’s singing ‘Halo’… And she looks at me and she goes, ‘halooo,’ and I’m like ‘oo-oo,'” Mackie explained, poking fun at his shaky singing game.
Beyonce Knowles performs onstage during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2018 in Indio, Calif.
But that was only the beginning. The actor continued: “And she reaches her hand out, and I hold her hand. And she looks at me and she sings like eight words, but it felt like 18 bars. And she was definitely holding my hand because she thought I was cute.”
Fellow guest Judy Greer also shares Mackie’s love for the “Drunk in Love” singer, having seen her showstopping performance at Coachella over the weekend. Corden asked the Ant Man and The Wasp actress if the performance was as stunning in real life as the Internet claimed.
“It was next level,” Greer gushed. “She, I think, is a superhero. It was so incredible. And she said that she loved me. She said ‘I love each and every one of you.’ That includes me! Beyoncé loves me!” Mackie may have missed out on the desert performance, but he doesn’t seem to mind — he’d rather skip the sweat, dehydration and port-o-potties of the festival for a more comfortable live music experience.
“Bruh, it’s 2018,” Mackie said. “We have air-conditioned venues. They have bars and seats and people in their seats… when I go to a venue, I wanna chill out in my seat. I’m old now.”
Watch Mackie and Greer chat with Corden about their beloved Beyoncé below.
This story was originally published on Billboard.