Marvel star Sebastian Stan (41) provided Hollywood glamor at the Berlinale on Friday evening. The American presented his new film “A Different Man” in the festival’s competition. In the New York drama, Stan plays a character who suffers from a severe facial deformity. But on the red carpet in front of the Berlinale Palast, Stan’s co-star Adam Pearson (39) also caught the attention of the photographers present. Like his film character, the successful British actor suffers from neurofibromatosis, a rare facial disfigurement.

“A Different Man” follows disfigured actor Edward (Stan), whose neurofibromatosis is completely cured by a new drug. Later, a play is created about his life, in which Oswald, played by Adam Pearson, portrays him before his healing. “It’s always been very important to me that when I make films about people with disfigurements, I cast people with disfigurements,” Aaron Schimberg, the director of “A Different Man,” said at the film’s press conference, according to The Hollywood Reporter regarding his casting process.

Actor Pearson, who was in front of the camera for Schimberg in his previous film “Chained for Life,” also agrees. “The only way to change people’s perception is to gently and kindly introduce them to it. The more we can do that, the easier and more organic it will ultimately be,” said the 39-year-old Brit at the Berlinale. Press conference.

The actor, who also starred alongside Scarlett Johansson (39) in the sci-fi thriller “Under the Skin,” was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis at the age of five. The rare genetic disorder causes his skin to be covered in thousands of thick, painful tumors. “Neurofibromatosis 1 affects approximately 100,000 people in the United States and a few million worldwide,” revealed Dr. Kaleb Yohay from the Center for Neurofibromatosis in New York told People magazine about the disease.