Marvel fans, you may want to sit down for this one.
Over the last decade, the success and influence of the Marvel Universe, specifically the Avengers, has been undeniable. Its dominance in movie theatres has created numerous A-list celebrities. One of the most beloved and talented actors in the MCU is Captain America himself, Chris Evans.
The Public’s Favorite
Thanks to his portrayal of Captain America, Chris Evans has become an international sensation. Born as Christopher Robert Evans on June 13, 1981, in Boston, Massachusetts, this talented actor has captured the hearts of millions with his charismatic on-screen presence and off-screen charm.
Evans began his acting journey in the late 1990s, starring in a series of teen movies such as Not Another Teen Movie and The Perfect Score. Although these films did not receive critical acclaim, they laid the foundation for Evans’ future success. In 2005, he took on the iconic role of Johnny Storm, also known as the Human Torch, in Fantastic Four, which garnered him widespread recognition.
However, it was his portrayal of Steve Rogers, AKA Captain America, that catapulted Evans to international fame. From his introduction in the film Captain America: The First Avenger to the emotional finale in Avengers: Endgame, Evans embodied the ideals of a true superhero. His dedication to the role and his undeniable chemistry with his co-stars, including legends like Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson, made the character, and Evans, truly unforgettable.
A Change of Pace
Outside of the Marvel universe, Chris Evans has showcased his versatility as an actor in various other projects. He starred alongside Ana de Armas in the critically acclaimed mystery film Knives Out, where his wit and charm shone through. He also was dubbed the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine in 2020, a feat in its own way.
Outside of the spotlight, however, Evans lives a much different life. The actor is extremely private about many elements of his life, including his relationships, hobbies, and career choices. He recently opened up to GQ about where his head was at moving forward.
In the interview, Chris Evans reveals that he has left LA and moved back to Massachusets, his home state. He also reveals that he is planning to be more selective on his next projects and really consider if they are something he is interested in doing. He says:
“Now it’s really about, well: What time of year are we filming? Am I gonna miss autumn? You know, I don’t want to miss autumn. I only have so many of them.”
Chris Evans says he plans to act less regularly — “It’s really about: What time of year are we filming?”
“Am I gonna miss autumn? You know, I don’t want to miss autumn. I only have so many of them. I could make furniture for nobody & be happy.”
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) September 19, 2023
He also mentions some other passions outside of acting that fulfill him;
“I could just make furniture for nobody and be happy. I don’t want to—I’ve got to frame this the right way. I was going to say, I don’t want to waste too much time in this industry, but that doesn’t really feel.… That doesn’t sound correct. I don’t want to occupy too much space in an industry that I’ve already poured 20 years into.”
While this may be devastating for some fans to hear, it is also great to know that Evans is prioritizing his personal happiness at this time. Only time will tell what the future holds for his career…