Chris Evans Is Not Looking Forward To Becoming 'Captain America'

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Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

Some people would thank their lucky stars for the chance to play Captain America in a movie; yet the man that will get paid to do it isn't all too thrilled about the process he will have to endure. Sure he might like the character and he's definitely excited about bringing the Winter Soldier story arc to the big screen, but there are definitely things about the process it takes to get there that leave him less than thrilled.

I'm dreading it, this is what I keep thinking. We start Captain America 2: Winter Soldier in March so come January I have to…get back in that routine. And then I start thinking about all the future movies and I think to myself, "how am I going to keep getting big?" It's such a chore. I hate to admit it but it's such a chore. It's months and months of lifting heavy, heavy stuff. Not looking forward to it. But you know what, it's worth it because I am happy with the movies and I do love the character. What am I saying though, these are good problems to have.

Not to worry, Chris Evans; we all appreciate the long hours you spend "lifting heavy stuff" at the gym. We promise. Really though, it isn't just the countless hours at the gym that seem to be an issue for Evans. Evidently there is a lot more to it than that. During the interview Evans brought up an interesting point; not only is he more comfortable doing smaller, independent films opposed to the big budget blockbuster movies, but he finds them to generally be better films. In the interview Evans begs the question, "how often do you come out of a big budget movie thinking it was good?" That, in general, is a pretty bold statement. But we can't knock him for his honesty. Truth be told, he does make a pretty good point.

== TEASER ==

I've been pretty candid in the past, I'm not a huge fan of the studio movies…The process of making the movies is very tedious. Sometimes the final product becomes…sometimes the original vision becomes homogenized. The promoting process is a real chore. I much prefer these smaller films, they are just much more my speed. Luckily…thank God these movies were good…because, they're not always. I was so lucky. But it affords you the opportunity to do the smaller films you really want to do so…I'm really in the perfect situation right now…where I get to do a movie every six months with a group of people I really love. I love Marvel, I love The Avengers…and then in my down time I can go and do movies like this (The Iceman).

I go into every movie thinking it's going to be the worst thing in the world. It's unfortunate but true that often when I go to the movies I leave disappointed. Most of the time the best movies I see are at festivals like this (Toronto International Film Festival). You go to a big blockbuster movie the chances that you're going to walk out disappointed are pretty good, in my opinion. So when you jump on board to do a giant studio film movie you think, "what are the chances that this is going to turn out good?" Unfortunately slim. The fact that it came out the way it [The Avengers] did….God, man. That Joss. That Joss Whedon. Thank God for Joss Whedon! It's him. I owe that guy.

I think I can speak for everyone who enjoyed The Avengers when I say, we all "owe that guy." If not for Whedon, we might not be seeing a second Avengers film in the future as well as so many more superhero movies currently in pre-production. Regardless of the man's sentiments about hitting the gym as hard as he'll have to, we are still definitely looking forward to his reprisal of Captain America.

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#1 Posted by cdeoleo (138 posts) - - Show Bio

Fanboy hate in 3, 2, 1

#2 Posted by Crimson Eagle (1854 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I guess playing Cap is both a gift and curse lol.

#3 Posted by CapFanboy (5332 posts) - - Show Bio

Should've given the part to aaron eckhart. Or at least make him Pym. Dammit.

#4 Posted by thanosrules (546 posts) - - Show Bio

Pfft. Johnny Storm. ;)

I wish I had "Chris Evans" problems.

#5 Posted by Mucklefluga (2590 posts) - - Show Bio

HA!

#6 Posted by Loki9876 (3051 posts) - - Show Bio

I understands what he means, I hpe CA2 will be good.

#7 Posted by jinxuandi (595 posts) - - Show Bio

Jeez, talk about first-world problems.

#8 Posted by Trodorne (2592 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn straight Chris, Most movies in this day and age mostly have little to no artistic for thought or creativity alot of it is just to sell out to the specific demographics which is why when i go to movies its just to hang out with friends, nothing more cause I come in with the idea that any movie is going to suck. Film festivals do sometimes pump out some good thought provoking films.

I feel for those actors who do have to get told what to do all the time and have to have the specific body to do anything because its all about image. I would not put myself through it but then again I don't mind the ladies checking me out. its a double edged sword. Thanks for being honest Chris.

#9 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33963 posts) - - Show Bio

Yea, I'd hate it to if someone paid me millions of dollars to work out

#10 Posted by Night Thrasher (3699 posts) - - Show Bio

I completely understand what he's saying. He's not ranting and being bitchy like Kirsten Dunst was on the Spider-Man films, he was simply stating pros and cons to the role. He didn't go and bash it at all. In fact, I think he actually was showing a lot of appreciation for the role. He said he'd rather do smaller independent roles, and this role allows him to do them comfortably without worrying about monetary issues. He stated he loved the role and praised 1) his director 2) his co stars 3) his fans and 4) Marvel. You can't knock a guy for being both honest and humble. 

#11 Posted by MP_SimonWilliams (19 posts) - - Show Bio

Tpo funny......I have no problem with what Evan's said.....but man, he sounds exactly like Vincent Chase from Entourage when Vinny was doing the Aquaman.movie.

Art imitates Entourage.

#12 Posted by zackattack529 (1404 posts) - - Show Bio

this is a joke aha

as if chris evans knowss what problems are this guy is playing one of the most iconic characters in geek-pop culture, he has a fanbase of people who loved his two marvel characters, he probabaly gets laid every night, he's richer than most cops, lawyers, doctors etc.(who are the ones who deserve to be rich) and he is calling THESE problems? lol smh

i would like for chris to tell me to my face he has problems..in fact better yet, let him go to africa and tell those children about his problems..lets see the comparison..jeez man, i know i sound really bitter but people like chris evans sound ridiculous when they whine about problems..

#13 Posted by Mercy_ (92871 posts) - - Show Bio

Good for him. I appreciate the candor.

And I'm agreeing with Babs on the fact that we do really, really appreciate those hours in the gym :)

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#14 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

Refreshingly honest. I like it.

#15 Posted by cattlebattle (13000 posts) - - Show Bio

I appreciate this guys honesty.....I a have been in the gym all the time with a strict diet and believe me....unless your training to fight professionally or something its complete rubbish....no one should have to live like that.

#16 Posted by Decept-O (7280 posts) - - Show Bio

He doesn't seem to be whining, like I thought the article would reveal. I am certain any hesitations he have will be out of sight and out of mind when he makes his happy ass to the bank to cash his check when all is said and done.

His comments about other blockbuster type films is rather spot on; very few are worth going to see, but...thankfully...The Avengers def was!

#17 Posted by sora_thekey (8180 posts) - - Show Bio

We sometimes overlook the fact that making these movies is the actors' job. They work to make the movies and entretain us...Since they are not superheroes in real life, they have to work hard to look the part.

We should appreciate what they do for the sake of our geeky entertainment! ;D

#18 Edited by yo_yo_fun (643 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't worry Mr. Evans, after a couple of more Marvel movies you can retire if you want to:)lol

Though, it's true what he said about big blockbuster movies (sadly).

I hope he stays as Captain America as long as possible!

#19 Posted by LB70145 (193 posts) - - Show Bio

This is such a Captain America thing to say :)

#20 Posted by yo_yo_fun (643 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mercy_ said:

Good for him. I appreciate the candor.

And I'm agreeing with Babs on the fact that we do really, really appreciate those hours in the gym :)

Amen.lol

#21 Posted by Cap10nate (2458 posts) - - Show Bio

@Night Thrasher said:

I completely understand what he's saying. He's not ranting and being bitchy like Kirsten Dunst was on the Spider-Man films, he was simply stating pros and cons to the role. He didn't go and bash it at all. In fact, I think he actually was showing a lot of appreciation for the role. He said he'd rather do smaller independent roles, and this role allows him to do them comfortably without worrying about monetary issues. He stated he loved the role and praised 1) his director 2) his co stars 3) his fans and 4) Marvel. You can't knock a guy for being both honest and humble.

Exactly This.

He was honest and said that he was dreading the intense workouts that he is going to do. Anyone who has played a sport knows how how hard it is to jump innto 2 a days let alone a workout regime that will put on 20lbs of muscle in a couple months.

#22 Posted by Gonzo33 (111 posts) - - Show Bio

So Chris Evans hates lifting weight? Finally! I have something in common with Captain America...

#23 Posted by The_Peter_Cosmic (401 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm in the gym all the time and I actually enjoy it, but the difference with him (if he were being completely honest) is that putting on that kind of ripped muscle in that short of a time frame without steroids is impossible. I'm not hating, it's just the truth.

#24 Posted by Bestostero (5618 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Chris Evans is awesome as Captain America, i honestly didnt think he could do it but he is really great for the role.

#25 Posted by MrForms (6 posts) - - Show Bio

Getting paid millions to get in shape... poor Chris Evans... NOT!

#26 Posted by bloggerboy (612 posts) - - Show Bio

@zackattack529 said:

this is a joke aha

as if chris evans knowss what problems are this guy is playing one of the most iconic characters in geek-pop culture, he has a fanbase of people who loved his two marvel characters, he probabaly gets laid every night, he's richer than most cops, lawyers, doctors etc.(who are the ones who deserve to be rich) and he is calling THESE problems? lol smh

i would like for chris to tell me to my face he has problems..in fact better yet, let him go to africa and tell those children about his problems..lets see the comparison..jeez man, i know i sound really bitter but people like chris evans sound ridiculous when they whine about problems..

The guy just brought up some negative aspects of the role and blockbusters in general while still saying he's extremely lucky to be in the place he is. And he isn't disrespecting The Avengers or Cap either so what gives?

Chris Evans feels very "trooper" about this whole thing. For reference, check out Megan Fox's attitude. What you just said...I think she's more deserving of it.

#27 Posted by Wolverine0628 (398 posts) - - Show Bio
@Bestostero
I agree with you.  I didn't think he could be Captain America b/c I'd only seen him as Johnny Storm.  But he actually did a great job.
#28 Posted by Mercy_ (92871 posts) - - Show Bio

@Night Thrasher said:

I completely understand what he's saying. He's not ranting and being bitchy like Kirsten Dunst was on the Spider-Man films, he was simply stating pros and cons to the role. He didn't go and bash it at all. In fact, I think he actually was showing a lot of appreciation for the role. He said he'd rather do smaller independent roles, and this role allows him to do them comfortably without worrying about monetary issues. He stated he loved the role and praised 1) his director 2) his co stars 3) his fans and 4) Marvel. You can't knock a guy for being both honest and humble.

So much this!

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#29 Posted by Deranged Midget (17723 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting. I understand where's he coming personally, I truly do, but in the end, I can vouch for it being extremely satisfying and making a couple million playing such a heroic icon? Can't complain there.

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#30 Posted by danhimself (22631 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a hard time losing a few pounds...I can only imagine how much work he had to put in to get the size he was in Captain America

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#31 Posted by moywar700 (2775 posts) - - Show Bio

He has to spent 2 hours lifting weights.

#32 Posted by ARMIV2 (8688 posts) - - Show Bio

He does such a good job as Cap. I really appreciate the work and effort he puts into bringing the character to life.

#33 Posted by Sidious (61 posts) - - Show Bio

so he gets paid how much to go to the gym, get in great shape and act in a iconic hero movie?

Hark I hear a violin in the distance!

#34 Posted by K17 (3 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the title of this article is a little misleading. Sure, he's not looking forward to the process of transforming back into character, but he's not really being as negative as I expected when I clicked my way here. And a lot of big budget films are bad. Hollywood is a factory that repeatedly churns out inane chick flicks, action films that lack decent plot and dialogue but attempt to keep you distracted with CG and explosions, and horror movies with painfully bad plot holes.

In terms of not liking all the workouts and bulking up, it's just a trade-off. You can be rich and famous and have awesome roles but you have to work to look the part, or you can be a regular person and not have to worry about it but also not have an acting career and tons of money. We all complain about work now and then, I see no problem here.

#35 Posted by Ms. Omega (4506 posts) - - Show Bio

Dear Chris:

#36 Posted by eiderglast (65 posts) - - Show Bio

Very honest indeed, we all say bad things to what gets food on our table. But somehow, he kind of lost perspective. Or he's just used to getting what he wants, when he wants it...

No matter how you swing this, it just feels so unfair when privileged people complain on how lucky they are.

#37 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (732 posts) - - Show Bio

I appreciate his candor. And frankly, a lot of his points are valid and true. Most blockbusters are less about the craft of acting and bringing a character to life and more about big 'splozions making boom. I'd say all the Avengers cast have been fortunate in that they have such a great history of characters and settings and stories to draw from though. I think Evans gets that.

Think of it this way Chris Evans, Cap is better than being stuck in Rise of the Silver Surfer. Ughh...

#39 Posted by Superguy0009e (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont blame him. Studio movies are hard, especially movies like Marvel Superheroes.

#40 Posted by Doctor!!!!! (2055 posts) - - Show Bio

Chris Evans: Captain America, No More!

Maybe just for little while longer...

#41 Posted by Illuminatus (9510 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

Yea, I'd hate it to if someone paid me millions of dollars to work out
#42 Posted by jointron33 (1902 posts) - - Show Bio

Ppl complaining, go get shot. I dare you to think about kids in Africa then. But ya know, first world problems.

#43 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy: that would have sucked SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH.

#44 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

@K17 said:

I think the title of this article is a little misleading. Sure, he's not looking forward to the process of transforming back into character, but he's not really being as negative as I expected when I clicked my way here.

#45 Posted by CapFanboy (5332 posts) - - Show Bio

@theTimeStreamer said:

@CapFanboy: that would have sucked SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH.

LIES!

#46 Posted by AlKusanagi (614 posts) - - Show Bio

The title's a bit misleading... He just hates the training that goes into the role. Maybe he can pull a Downey and just convince them to CG muscles onto him like they do the Iron Man suit.

#47 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2276 posts) - - Show Bio

phew, I thought this was about his not wanting the play captain america originally and now, after already playing him twice, realizing he hates the role. Glad its not that.

#48 Posted by Dfense75 (26 posts) - - Show Bio

There is nothing truly negative about what Chris Evans said. I blame the sensationalist title and tone of the article. Don't make waves where there are none to be made. Shame on Babs for the negative spin. He said everything right and was nothing but professional.

#49 Edited by neiliusprime (255 posts) - - Show Bio

His work ethic is there. I can't really think of another actor that can bring Steve Rogers to life the way Chris Evans did.

@LB70145 said:

This is such a Captain America thing to say :)

my thoughts exactly!

#50 Posted by BlueLantern1995 (2448 posts) - - Show Bio

@neiliusprime said:

His work ethic is there. I can't really think of another actor that can bring Steve Rogers to life the way Chris Evans did.

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