THE MANY REASONS CHRIS EVANS DIDN’T WANT TO DO ‘CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR’
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Captain America is afraid of more than you think.
34-year-old Avengers leader, Chris Evans, turned down being Captain America repeatedly! Why you ask? He made millions on the first four and the fifth premieres Saturday, so he must love what he’s doing right?
No. The nervous nellie loves to act, but has many fears according to Rolling Stone.
You’ll be surprised to find out that he is absolutely terrified of movie premieres. He stated,
“I love acting – but that’s not all you’re asking me to do.”
“It’s a little nerve-racking. You’re in the SUV with your family, your people. And then you have to pull over in some weird parking lot and do the swap. There’s security and all these people. All of a sudden you’re out of your comfort zone. It’s strange. The little things that can tip you over.”
“I don’t like having silly surface discussions. A lot of times that’s required in this business. That’s when the social anxiety kicks in. When you feel kind of un-invested, like you’re playing some sort of game you know you shouldn’t be playing.”
Who knew red carpets give him severe anxiety?
“A red carpet lasts, what, 30 minutes tops? But that to me is like 30 minutes of walking on hot coals,” Evans says, sitting at home in jeans, a Toronto Maple Leafs hat and a chambray shirt with a rip in one arm. “It’s not like a junket – junkets you sit in a room and they bring ’em in. I can do that all day and not have a meltdown. But the premiere – that’s overwhelming. It’s the volume of it: You’re in the center of this thing. You can fight a whole army if they line up one at a time. But if they surround you, you’re fucked.”
Evans was really afraid of losing his anonymity.
“I’ve been dreading press since January. It’s nice to talk about the work with people who are interested – but I freak out when I hear stupid questions about stupid things, and you’ve gotta act like you give a fuck. It’s part of the job, I’ve got to sell this thing. But it’s just a gross feeling. It makes me insecure.”
He also wasn’t in love with being contractually obligated to do 9 more Marvel films.
“It’s nuts. If you make a big movie like Independence Day, they’ll lock you up for three movies. But nine is insane. We got it down to six.”
Didn’t expect that from him did you? Will you be watching the private superhero this weekend?