Why Chris Evans Is ‘Very Proud’ Of Time As Captain America
By Movieguide® Contributor
Chris Evans is reflecting on his time playing Marvel superhero Captain America and how it changed his career.
“I was really apprehensive about taking the role initially,” he said in an interview with GQ. “I remember in my late 20s having a real shift in how I felt on set, how I felt promoting films: a little more anxiety, a little more uncertainty. You always end up questioning, ‘Is this what I should be doing?’”
While the actor appreciated his time as the superhero, Evans has made it clear he has no immediate plans to return to the role.
“I’ll never say never, just because it was such a wonderful experience,” Evans explained. “But I’m also very precious with it. It’s something that I am very proud of. And like I said, sometimes I can’t believe it even happened. And I wouldn’t want the black eye if it felt like a cash grab or if it didn’t live up to expectations or if it just felt like it wasn’t connected to that original thing. So, no time soon.”
The actor has also shared that he is thinking about stepping back from acting, saying he was ready “to just maybe act a little bit less in my life.”
“I have a lot of other interests,” Evans continued. “Look, by no means have I climbed any sort of a mountain in this field. I have no Oscars, and I’m not lumped with other names that are at the top of the mountain in any way. But I also feel very satisfied.”
Part of his new routine is a newfound interest in pottery.
“I like autonomous things,” he explained, adding that, for him, that means “put[ting] on some music, and…[getting] into pottery.”
Evans explained, “You just go to your workshop and make something. And how satisfying, how simple, how quotidian. I love acting, but you can’t act alone. I chose a profession that requires not just a lot of different artists, but it requires an audience.”
The actor is also focusing on his marriage to Alba Baptista. The couple quietly wed earlier this month. Evans and Baptista prefer to keep their relationship private, especially when it comes to sharing their personal lives on social media.
“What is the fine line that determines when the exposure is excessive or not?” Baptista said in a 2020 interview. “My followers have suddenly gone up a lot, in fact. But it’s a matter of balancing things, giving something that you feel they want from time to time.”