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‘Captain America’s’ Chris Evans Says He’s Ready to Leave Acting Behind

Posted by staff in Mar 31,2014 with No Comments

Actor committed to fulfilling Marvel contract then wants to focus on directing

There’s no escaping Captain America — especially for the actor behind the blue mask. That’s not just a career assessment. It’s a physical reality. To gear up as the iconic Marvel superhero, Chris Evans, the star of the upcoming “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” once again dons his trademark patriotic suit, which requires the actor to wear a snug latex undergarment that keeps the uniform from clinging to his sculpted muscles.

Given the confines of the zip-from-the-back costume, Evans jokes that there’s one thing audiences won’t see Captain America do — head to the bathroom. “Not to get too graphic,” he says, “but you’d better hope you’re on a nice schedule in that thing. There are all these zippers and buttons.” And he only sheds the suit with the help of a wardrobe entourage. “You could fight all day; you’re not getting out of it.”

The same could be said of the ironclad six-movie deal Evans signed when he joined the Marvel universe in 2010 as mild-mannered Steve Rogers, who becomes the supernatural shielded crusader — the original Avenger. He’s completed three films as the character, including the 2011 “Captain America” origins story and last summer’s blockbuster hit “The Avengers,” which grossed $1.5 billion worldwide. Evans heads to London to shoot “Avengers 2” alongside superhero pals Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) after his press tour for the April 4 release of “The Winter Soldier,” in which Johansson also appears. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chris Evans Reveals His Secret (Sporty) Obsession

Posted by staff in Mar 31,2014 with No Comments

The star, who can’t seem to keep his hands on his shades, chatted with PEOPLE this week about “one last thing” …

Last time I watched the sun set
I watch in L.A. almost every day at my house. Last time I saw the sun rise, it was not from waking up but probably from being up way too late! I take the time to watch; you have to. That’s where you unplug, decompress and recharge.

Last sport I played
There’s a big game I play with my buddies called soccer tennis. It’s on a tennis court with a soccer ball but essentially the concept of volleyball, and you can only use your feet. It’s very addicting.

Last thing I misplaced
Oh man. My sunglasses. Most things I’m pretty good with, and my phone doesn’t leave my side. But my sunglasses, I’ll find them in, like, the refrigerator. I wish I had a tape of when my hand just chooses to let go of them. My brain just decides to open my hand randomly and says, “You will never find these later.”

Last restaurant I loved
Craig’s in L.A. I just had a really good chicken parmesan. It almost looked like a pizza. It was this giant circle of chicken with cheese, it was delicious! [Source]

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Chris Evans talks about taking a break

Posted by staff in Mar 09,2014 with No Comments

Sudbury-bred actor Chris Evans, last seen at the Oscars introducing a montage about heroes, told Glamour UK that when he’s done playing Captain America for Marvel, he’ll “take a little break from acting.” “With acting, you’re one piece in a very big puzzle. It’s like you helped buy a gift but you don’t know what the gift is, so you come back and see the movie. Sometimes it’s nice, sometimes it’s tragic,” he told the publication. Evans just finished directing a feature called “1:30 Train,” in which he costars with actress Alice Eve. The movie is apparently about a woman who misses her 1:30 train from New York to Boston. Of course she meets a good-looking stranger (Evans) to help her through the crisis. [Source]

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2014 Daytona 500 grand marshal is Captain America

Posted by staff in Feb 18,2014 with 1 Comment

Captain America is coming to the Great American Race.

Chris Evans, star of the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier, has been named grand marshal for the Feb. 23 Daytona 500.

As part of his grand marshal duties, Evans will say the most famous words in motor sports — “Drivers, start your engines” — and participate in pre-race ceremonies.

The Captain America movie is scheduled for an April 4 release.

“What better way to kick-off ‘The Great American Race’ than with Captain America, Chris Evans, giving the command to start engines?” Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood III said. “We look forward to having him be a part of our pre-race ceremonies in front of more than 100,000 race fans in attendance and millions more watching on Fox as we launch the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.”

Previous grand marshals have included John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Nicolas Cage, Kate Upton and Matthew McConaughey. Last year, grand marshal James Franco butchered the command by saying, “Drivers and Danica, start your engines.”

Gary Sinise is this year’s honorary starter and will wave the green flag. Aloe Blacc will sing the national anthem. [Source]

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Chris Evans Comments on Captain America’s New Suit and Fighting Style

Posted by staff in Feb 12,2014 with No Comments

A new villain is not the only change fans will notice in the upcoming Captain America sequel, The Winter Solider. During a recent interview on the set, Chris Evans talked to journalists about the hero’s new outfit and his different fighting technique.

Because the new suit seems to have a function in the plot, Evans was hesitant to reveal too much, saying, “I don’t know what I can tell you.” He did, however, admit to enjoying the new outfit: “I do like the new suit a lot. I can tell you I think a lot of people like the old suit as well. The Avengers suit was wildly comfortable, but I think a lot of people enjoyed the old suit.”

Comparing his new fighting style to that of Jason Bourne, Evans said that Cap’s moves have evolved considerably since the last time we saw him. He’ll still use the shield, but there will also be a mix of spinning and jumping acrobatics. “This isn’t just a guy who’s given the ability of speed and power. He’s been training. He’s got the frame of mind to absorb this information, so I can only assume with training and his ability, this guy should really be dangerous, and we should show that,” said the actor.

“If Jason Bourne can do it, Cap should be flying through these things. So we’ve had a little bit of fun kind of turning up his power, turning up his speed, and so the fights are more grizzly and more impactful, and in my opinion, cooler.”

The Winter Soldier will premiere in theaters April 4, 2014. [Source]

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Chris Evans Was Nervous About Working With Robert Redford

Posted by staff in Feb 08,2014 with No Comments

Chris Evans says he was nervous about working with Robert Redford for the first time.

Evans and Redford team up in Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Redford is one of the new faces on the cast list as Alexander Pierce.

And while Evans has some nerves about working with the iconic actor/director, he says that he was the ‘nicest guy in the world.’

Speaking to ScreenRant, the actor said: “I was so nervous the first day, and within ten minutes, I was like, oh, thank God. Because you never know.

“You never know how these people are going to be at that level, and he’s just the nicest guy in the world. I mean, it’s not like he can’t direct.

“He could have very easily come on the set and made it his set, and he just didn’t do that. He has immense respect, and he’s not one of those guys.”

Evans is reprising the role of Steve Rogers aka Captain America in the second stand alone film for this Marvel character.

This is the first time that we have seen Rogers on the big screen since the success of Avengers Assemble – apart from that little cameo in Thor: The Dark World.

Evans will be returning to the character later this year, as filming on The Avengers: Age of Ultron gets underway.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is released 26th March. [Source]

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