Sebastian Stan completely unrecognisable in latest role: 'Incredible'

Marvel star Sebastian Stan has shocked fans after transforming for his latest role in A Different Man, becoming completely unrecognisable.

Stan’s character Edward has neurofibromatosis and undergoes facial reconstructive surgery — with the star donning some heavy prosthetics for the role.

Sebastian Stan wears a pink jacket and pink shirt, staring into the camera, at the Met Gala
Sebastian Stan has shocked fans with his latest transformation. Photo: Getty

The Pam and Tommy actor praised the ‘incredible’ prosthetic work by Mike Marino in his latest Instagram post, where the photo shows his character staring into the camera.

People were quick to congratulate the star for taking on an important role, with Fresh director Mimi Cave adding that Stan looked ‘stunning’.


“Dude this is incredible. Proud of you for doing brave and meaningful work,” a person commented.

“Incredible, thank you in advance for this movie. It’s a really important one,” another gushed.

Sebastian Stan stares into the camera with prosthetics on his face for his new film, against a black background
Stan's character Edward has the medical condition neurofibromatosis. Photo: Instagram/imsebastianstan

Others couldn’t get over the extreme prosthetic work and predicted the role could be a game-changer for the star on social media.

“The makeup team outdid themselves. Incredible,” one wrote, with another one saying it was ‘insane’.

“Wow, you can’t even recognise him, that’s so crazy lol,” a person remarked.

“Sebastian Stan is really coming for the Oscar next year for A Different Man. The role of Edward is probably going to be his next career-best performance,” a fan pointed out.

Sebastian Stan, Adam Pearson and Renate Reinsve sit on the steps of their New York set
Sebastian Stan also shared this photo of himself with his two co-stars. Photo: Instagram/imsebastianstan

Stan, who is executive producing the film, also shared another photo of himself and co-stars Renate Reinsve and Adam Pearson sitting on a New York set.

Pearson has neurofibromatosis and often lends his voice to campaigns to prevent bullying, and helps raise awareness surrounding physical deformities.

At this stage, it’s unclear what role Pearson is playing or how his character is related to Stan's.

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