The star of the 'Avengers' and his own Disney+ action series has spoken of his goal to register one million men to vote in America.
Anthony Mackie, who you'll know from playing Sam Wilson AKA Falcon opposite Chris Evans in 'Captain America' and the most recent two 'Avengers' titles gave a very open interview with Jimmy Fallon recently.
Looking back at the premiere of his film with Samuel L. Jackson, 'The Banker', Mackie spoke of the moment he stood on the same balcony that Martin Luther King was assassinated on in 1968.
The premiere took place at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, where the actor said: "I was able to stand out on the balcony where Martin Luther King was assassinated. It blew my mind to think that this man worked so hard and gave his life and here we are 50, 55 years later dealing with the exact same thing."
As he wiped away tears, Mackie continued: "And that's what hurts. Because I know my grandfather was a sharecropper; my dad was a contractor, and he had to drop out of school in eighth grade to work with his grandfather so that he could give me the opportunity to go to Juilliard and be a stupid actor."
The interview then led to Mackie discussing he and his friends' initiative, IAmAMan.Vote, which aims to get one million men to register for the upcoming US elections, which are taking place this November.
He said: "We're going to do everything we can so that these people that are jeopardizing the future for our kids. You want to hurt somebody, you get rid of their job and you put somebody in that position who can actually help. Because so many people out here, it's just not right."
Mackie is due to star in Disney's upcoming TV series named 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier', which recently halted production.
Here's the full interview with Anthony Mackie below.