Oh I know what you are thinking.. I know who Chris Evans is.. and I definitely know the he plays Captain America! Thanks to Disney I was invited for the #CaptainAmericaEvent, however all opinions stated are my very own. But you see I had never met Chris Evans and I want you to know him from my experience! Meet Chris Evans, Captain America.
On screen Chris Evans is very handsome, charismatic, well in person he’s an absolute doll and such a comedian! I promise I’m not going to swoon the whole post but I want you to understand what it was like being in an interview with him. There were several minutes of uncontainable laughter.. just saying. Ok back to the interview! I will always be grateful for the opportunity not only be at this type of event, but to also be able to ask a question during the interviews. I have to admit it makes these posts so much more fun to write when I’m able to write about a question I asked. If you are familiar with Evans and his portrayal of Captain America you know he’s worn the uniform in a few films now. I had the opportunity to ask him what it felt like to put on the uniform/costume in his latest film Civil War:
“I feel good now. I didn’t in the beginning–in the beginning it was terrifying. I would worry about all the things that could go wrong and how this could be a mistake. Over the course of five or six movies now, it feels great. It really does, the Russo Brothers and Marvel and everyone have made it such a wonderful environment. It’s like a point of pride, when you see the suit, you’re excited to get the suit on and very honored and humbled that you get to have some sort of connection to it. Because it’s bigger than you. Captain America will live on. There will be other Captain Americas, there will. It will live on a lot longer than I will. So it’s just nice to kind of have a little place it its lineage.“
Love a man in uniform!
I cannot wait for you to see Captain America: Civil War, it’s truly an epic film. My full review will be up on opening day so make sure to come back and read it! We asked Evans about his formidable opponent in this film. If you are following the films you know Captain America and Ironman go up against each other in Civil War. We asked Chris what it was like to work with Downey Jr. and specially in the scenes together:
“I think its harder to do scenes with Robert Downey Jr. because he’s such a force. He’s so good and he owns the oxygen. He comes in the room and he’s powerful. There’s a limited amount of scenes where it’s just us, when we’re not fighting, just us talking. That’s the framework for the conflict – if you don’t invest in those moments, the conflict is going to be sour and fall flat. So those few scenes that we have where it’s just him and I were really intimidating. He’s scary because he’s so good.”
You really feel the angst, pain and power between the characters as well on-screen. While we didn’t get to interview RDJ, I think that if we did the moment would be just as Chris described for us. He’s truly titan.
If you on social media you know there’s a “fight” happening online. You see the division between #TeamCap and #TeamIronman. You’ll be compelled during the film to swap teams maybe. We talked with Chris on the darkness of the film and of his character, Captain America here were his thoughts on the conflict:
“His goal has always been doing what other people need. And I think in this movie it’s the first time he kind of did what he wants and that’s a little bit of a departure for him. It’s nice because it’s motivated by family. Cap woke up seventy years later and everyone he knows is dead. And you have Bucky this one person who is the remaining chapter of his life before. So you’re pitting his current family with his old family and you can’t ask any man to choose that.” Adding, ” It’s the first time he’s really kind of said I’m choosing me. Over you. And it’s tough for him but I like that.”
Of course we also had to ask him about his favorite super hero growing up. His answer will truly surprise you:
“Oh I didn’t have one. I had an older sister and I think anyone who has siblings understands. Whatever Carly wanted to do, we did. So we played My Little Pony and Care Bears…that was it. Just being in Carly’s room was a big deal! You’re like don’t mess it up, just sit here and whatever she gives us to play with, that’s what we’re playing with. And she’d give us the fuzzy My Little Ponies that gave me the willies, not the plastic ones. Comic books were not on my radar. I liked Star Wars, which was maybe the coolest thing about me, but that was my dad being like please! Please like Han Solo and I was like, but Tender Heart Bear. It’s really sad.”
The Russo Bothers have a filming studio here in Georgia, so portions of Civil War was filmed near Atlanta. Wild right?! I need to get access to that set! ( 😉 wink wink) Unless you’ve been under a rock, (no offense if you have) Disney along with other companies was in the news a few weeks ago threatening to boycott Georgia if they passed an Anti-Gay bill that was sitting on the Governors desk. Being that I am here in Georgia I was glad that they stood up and lent their voice. Evans echoed the feelings of Disney and proudly shared that his younger brother is gay. “I was proud of Disney, I really was, and I was glad it worked out. There are still some states that are messing up but I was proud to be a part of the Disney family during that. ” Fortunately the bill was not signed.
This interview will definitely go down in history as one of my favorites. Not only is Chris completely comfortable he’s very real and honest. He holds Captain America in such high regard and you can tell he’s completely humbled by the opportunity to portray such a revered super hero. I don’t think the name or face of Chris Evans will ever not be synonymous to Captain America. He’s one of the good ones. and I’m so happy I had the opportunity to meet him.
Oh my relieving these interviews gives me such life! Come on May 6th already!
You know I’m #TeamCap! Which team are you on? Come back Friday as our #CaptainAmericaEvent interviews continue for our interview with Elizabeth Olsen aka Scarlet Witch and Jeremy Renner aka Hawkeye!
AFTER WATCHING THAT TRAILER I KNOW YOU ARE READY TO GET YOUR TICKETS!!
MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR IS IN THEATRES EVERYWHERE ON MAY 6TH AND TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” stars 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 and Martin Freeman, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl.
Anthony & Joe Russo are directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016.