Marvel star Anthony Mackie has been left terrified after pigeons ambushed him while he was last visiting Sydney.
During a hilarious segment on the Australian Today show, he recalled a ‘horrifying’ incident where he was attacked by a swarm of pigeons during a day out at the Sydney Opera House.
Speaking to entertainment reporter Brooke Boney, Anthony, 42, said the experience left him terrified of returning to Australia again.
Chatting via video call the US-based actor said: ‘I’ve walked across the top of the bridge. That was horrifying. I got attacked by pigeons outside the Opera House. That was horrifying.’
‘I’m afraid to come now,’ he laughed.
He cheekily added: ‘I wore my budgie smugglers to Bondi Beach. Crushed that.’
Anthony appeared on the Today show, where he told the hilarious story (Picture: Channel 9)/Marvel
Anthony and Sebastian Stan star together in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Picture: AP)
‘They’re the rats of the sky,’ Brooke responded.
Even though pigeons can be unsightly creatures, we’re surprised it wasn’t other Australian wildlife that had the actor scared.
The tongue-in-cheek story comes after it was announced that a fourth Captain America movie is in the works.
Anthony previously revealed that he will be overtaking Chris Evans role as Captain America.
The star, who has always previously played Falcon (Sam Wilson) in the MCU, opened up about taking on the iconic role.
‘With the idea of being a black man and becoming Captain America, it’s been a daunting task because I think, at this day and age in America, I think we are open-minded to the idea of having my face represent us, as a country,’ he said.
‘And my race represent us as a country because we’re truly a melting pot. So there is no distinctive look or feel or design of an American. We’re all Americans.’
There’s no release date yet for Captain America 4, but we know it’s probably a few years away at least.
Credit: Original article published here.