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During the Captain America Civil War Press Event I attended earlier this month, I had the amazing, once in a lifetime, opportunity to not only meet Chris Evans, but interview him as well. Out of all the interviews and press events I’ve attended, this was THE MOST FUN I have had. This interview had the entire room laughing out loud, not once, not twice, but I would say 70% of the time!
It began as Chris entered the room. He enters as we are interviewing Paul Bettany and interrupts the interview in a fun and friendly way. They joke about a recent photo shoot that Paul did. This breaks the ice for Chris’s interview. They both sit at the table for a few, before Paul heads out and we get Chris all to ourselves. The fun continues….
Do you guys play pranks?
It’s not so much pranks as it’s just a camaraderie. You know what I mean, I think we’re all- when you’re on set, you’re a little tired, to be honest, you know what I mean. The truth is, certain movies I’ve done, comedies where everyone is a little more loose. On these movies there are people who are really there to work and so you don’t want to diminish their experience or disrespect their process. So for the most part on set, you’re not, not tame, but we, we still have fun, you know, days when it’s just me and Paul, we’re giggling a lot more. There are certain actors who really are austere in their approach and you really want to respect that. Offset is where the real disaster happens.
From that response, you can see that Paul and Chris are good friends both on screen and off. He continued letting us know there were some pretty late nights!
I’m sure you all want to know about that costume, right? And the shield. Wouldn’t you just love to try it on, just once? That feeling must be AMAZING and POWERFUL, right? We asked!
When you put the uniform back on and the costume back on, how do you feel?
I feel good now, I didn’t in the beginning, in the beginning it was terrifying. Don’t all our brains just manage to go to the most negative thing possible? Whenever there is something in front of us, you just focus on what the worst possible outcome could be. So when I began the movie, it was just like all the things that could go wrong and how this could be a mistake. And, over the course of five or six movies now, it feels great. It really does, the Russo Brothers and Marvel and everyone has made it such a wonderful environment.
When you see the suit, you are excited to get the suit on and you’re very honored and humbled that you get to have some sort of a connection to it, because it is bigger than you. Captain America will live on, there will be other Captain Americas, there will. And it will live on a lot longer than I will. It’s just nice to kind of have a little place in its lineage.
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Just wait until you see the fight scenes in Civil War. There are a lot. And they are exciting! No spoilers here…but just know, the fight scenes are where it’s at!
We’ve seen the fight scenes, anyone you think would be a good face off for Captain America who’s on Team Cap?
Anyone on team cap? Scarlet Witch would be trouble, wouldn’t she? She messes stuff up. She would be a problem. We’re lucky we have her, because without her, when you look at team Iron Man, just even having the Vision. We all know Paul Bettany is dangerous on the battlefield. But Vision is so wonderful. And Vision is so powerful. And we’d be in trouble without Scarlet Witch, we really would.
Do you love to see Captain America’s muscles as much as I do? Along with fight scenes…we get a nice look at those biceps. There is a particular scene…..
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What was the hardest scene to shoot? The flexing scene with the helicopter?
The hardest scene? Like my arm to this day is not the same. Because it’s a fake helicopter, obviously, and we did the first couple things, and you’re holding the helicopter, it’s on a rig, and they move it. It actually required, you actually have to hold on. I did something to it. I’m not trying to get sympathy out of you in any way, but I really did bang something up. It was a tricky scene. But those are the good scenes.
And here comes the fun! Chris had us laughing with his answer to this one…..
Growing up who was your favorite superhero?
Oh, I didn’t have one. I had an older sister. I want, when I have kids, I’d love for my oldest child to be a girl, because I think it softens up the boy. We had a girl, me, and my younger brother. And we just did, whatever Carly wanted to do, we did it. My Little Pony and Care Bear..that was it! Just being in Carly’s room was a big deal. Being In Carly’s room…I was like.. Don’t mess it up. Just sit here and whatever she gives us to play with, you’re playing with. She’d give us the fuzzy My Little Pony. She’d get the plastic ones, she’d give us the fuzzy ones. The fuzzy ones would give me the willies, we were like, fine, ok. So we did it. It was My Little Ponies, Cabbage Patch Kids, and Care Bears. I didn’t have a big brother being like “GI JOE”, I was softer than that.
Comic Books were not on my radar. I like Star Wars, which was maybe the coolest thing about me, but that was my dad saying “Please, Please, like Hans Solo” …and I was like… but Tender Heart Bear!! It’s not untrue. It’s really sad.
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