I took a poll and the general consensus is that Captain America seems like a fair nice guy that has your back. Are you wondering if Chris Evans, who plays Captain America in Marvel’s movie #CaptainAmericaCivilWar is the same way? Well, Chris Evans does leave an impression. To me, he is the most authentic and down to earth guy ever. How do I know this? I was among 25 lucky #CaptainAmericaEvent bloggers who got to spend time with him during our exclusive press day in Los Angeles two weeks ago. As you can imagine, this was a dream trip for a #fangirl like me. Chris Evans Talks To Us About Captain America: Civil War. I am sure you want all the details of our time with him, so let’s get right to it.
Chris Evans Make an Entrance
Surprise! As we were interviewing Paul Bettany, Chris Evans walks into the room and the two actors start joking with each other and having a great time. Of course, they had all of us laughing with them. It was very nice to experience first hand what Paul Bettany was just telling us about how the cast had a lot of fun on the set and great energy going. It did feel like there was never a dull moment when the cast is together, and Chris Evans confirmed that there is a lot of camaraderie on the set. On movies like Captain America Civil War everyone is there to work, and while there is fun, he likes to respect everyone’s process. He did share that off-set things are different, in his words, “that’s where the real disaster happens”, underlined by a big smile :-).
Talking to Chris Evans about Captain America
How would you feel about putting on the Captain America Uniform? I think it would be fun and cool at first, but then the responsibility of what it represents would weigh down hard on me. Right now, for Chris Evans, it feels great. It is a point of pride for him because of what the suit and the character represent. Listening to him, you could really sense from him the humility and honor he was trying to share of being part of the Captain America history.
This time around Captain America shares a darker side to him. Being a selfless guy, Evans tells us that it could be a little tricky for the character as he departs from his natural role to this time do what he wants, to pick himself. “It’s nice because it is motivated by family.” says Evans. Considering that Cap wakes up 70 years later and everyone he knows is dead ,but he still has Bucky. Chris Evans explains it as college and high school friends we have and trying to blend the two without having to choose one over the other. Bucky is the friend from the old and Falcon is the friend from today.
When we asked him which was the hardest scene to film, we spoke about a tricky scene where Captain America tries to hold down a helicopter. Jokingly he advised he wasn’t looking for sympathy from us, but one of his arms hasn’t been the same after working that scene, but his hardest scenes are those with Downy ‘ because he is such a force, he is so good, he owns the oxygen, he comes into a room and he is so powerful. The spine of the film is that conflict (between Captain America and IronMan), so the scenes where it is just us talking are the framework for the conflict, and if you don’t invest in those moments, the conflict is going to be sour and feel flat. Those scenes were it was just him and I were really intimidating, and you want to make sure you match him. He is just so good. He changes things on the fly and you want to keep up sparring-wise. Those things were the most…..terrifying, I’ll say terrifying.”
I was curious, friend vs. friend, what would it be like? So the question was : The scenes of #teamCap against #teamIronMan are amazing, but what would be a good match up among the team Cap members? Scarlett Witch would be trouble despite the fact that on team IronMan Vision is dangerous on the battlefield. “We really would be in trouble without Scarlett Witch”, believes Evans.
Without wanting to sound arrogant or presumptuous, Chris Evans answered how he prepared to be a 100-year-old character by saying the sometimes feels he is. Most likely he is not alone to sometimes feel like a toddler that likes playing in a sandbox and sometimes he just feels he is an old guy. Which doesn’t make it difficult at all to prepare to play someone who is a hundred years old.
Talking about people before our time, can you guess which historical figure would Chris Evans want to have dinner or a conversation with? Gandhi and Lincoln made his shortlist, but JFK would get that invitation because to him he was tackling enormous issues at the time.
Since we dabbed a bit into difficult issues to deal with and politics, Chris Evans shared how he felt about Marvel leaving Atlanta because of the local government leaning towards signing anti-gay laws (which has now been vetoed by the Georgia governor): “I am so proud of Disney for standing up to that and making a statement, I was proud to be part of the Disney family.”
Finally, we wanted to know who was his favorite superhero growing up. We found out he really didn’t have one. He looked up to his older sister who dictated what was to be done and which dolls to play with. Familiar with Care Bears and My Little Pony, comics were not in his radar. Star Wars was though.
About Captain America: Civil War
For this action-adventure movie a stellar cast joins in: starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo, Martin Freeman, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl to tell this story:
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in twocamps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Opens May 6th.
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