How Sebastian Stan prepared to play younger version of Donald Trump on 'The Apprentice': 'If I was in the bathroom, I'd listen to him'

Romanian-born actor Sebastian Stan brings to life a younger version of Donald Trump in the biopic “The Apprentice.” In the new drama, the Marvel star plays Trump as a real estate mogul in 1970s New York and 1980, Cover reports.

Sebastian Stan plays Donald Trump on 'The Apprentice'. Photo: Profimedia (Archive)

To be ready to play such a well-known public figure, Stan went through a “immersion process” which lasted “24 hours a day, 7 days a week” and spent most of his days listening to the man who would become the President of the United States.

It was kind of a 24/7 immersion process where I basically I think I lived with it to some extent, in my headphones, on my phone and on YouTube, wherever I went and walked around, whatever I did, if I was in the bathroom , I was listening to him“, he explained during a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival. “I don't know how to do anything other than 100% and that's what I tried to do in the limited time I had.

However, the actor said he stayed away from modern-day images of Trump in order to focus on that time period.

I've had to distance myself from a lot of things today – we've been lucky in that there's a lot to see and watch and read, a lot of interviews that he's given during that time… it was very helpful” Sebastian Stan explained.

Trump's campaign denounced the film after it premiered at Cannes on Monday night, calling it “garbage” and “pure fiction“. They stated that they would file a lawsuit “to address the patently false claims of these purported directors“.

Director Ali Abbasi responded to that statement on Tuesday, saying he would be willing to meet with Trump, watch the film and have a discussion with him about it afterward.