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Chris Evans Gives a Young Cancer Patient the Thrill of a Lifetime

Posted by staff in Dec 31,2014 with No Comments

He’s a superhero off-screen, too.

Chris Evans, best known as Hollywood’s Captain America, made the world a better place for one boy in particular on Monday – thrilling 9-year-old Kenny Botting, who’s battling a brain tumor, with a surprise visit to his Boston care center.

Botting received an autograph and gifts from Evans, and took pictures with him, WBZ-TV reports. The boy then took the action star, 33, on a tour of the facility, which is called Christopher’s Haven.

“It’s their strength that gives me strength. No matter what hurdles are in my life, it’s nothing compared to what these families go through, so any way I can bring a smile, it’s worth it,” said Evans.

The actor hails from Sudbury, Massachusetts, and is in town for an event at Fenway Park to raise money for Christopher’s Haven.

“I am more than happy,” Botting said. “I just want to say thank thanks for coming.” [Source]

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Chris Evans Stars In Call Of Duty Online Trailer

Posted by staff in Dec 31,2014 with No Comments

We can always count on the First Avenger to answer the call of duty. Chris Evans pulls out the big guns in the live action trailer of the new Call Of Duty Online installment.

CODO will allow players the ability to personalize their weapons, characters and equipment like never before in a Call of Duty game. Using an in-game store, players can enhance their weapons, gear, and perks built specifically for the Chinese market. The new game will also bring a variety of game modes and maps and features an original story told through a series of Special Operations missions based on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare universe. [Source]

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Chris Evans Talks ‘Captain America’ and His Role in ‘Avengers 2′

Posted by staff in Oct 30,2014 with No Comments

Avengers: Age of Ultron star Chris Evans has revealed new details about his Captain America character in an interview with BuzzFeed from the set of this Marvel Phase Two adventure.

Following the events of this spring’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Cap is somewhat lost, after S.H.I.E.L.D. came crumbling down, as he searches to find a “metaphorical home.”

“He’s still looking for a home, probably a metaphorical home. He’s always felt comfortable as a soldier. And he likes structure. He works well taking orders. But when that dynamic turned on him, he’s now left to depend upon his team, the Avengers. There really is no one above them telling them what to do. They’re kind of having to operate independently. So there’s a lot of leaning on one another, but there really isn’t a kind of clear chain of command. And I think Cap looks for that. I think he’s looking to understand where he belongs, not just as a soldier, as Captain America, but as Steve Rogers, as a person.”

He also spoke about maintaining his physique for the physically-demanding role.

“I found out on the first movie, typically a lot of the stunt stuff is towards the end of the film. And that’s when you’re in the suit. And when you’re in the suit every day for a month, you just drip sweat, and you shed weight. So you try to get as big as you can in the beginning, and hopefully they’ve tailored the schedule so the stuff where you’re walking around in a T-shirt is early. You know, we’re in the last three weeks right now. I feel like I’ve lost like nine pounds in the past couple weeks. By the time you finish a [Marvel] movie, you’re kind of back to your starting weight.” Read the rest of this entry »

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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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