How Chris Evans Is Moving on From Marvel
“It’s one of those scripts that you burn through—the type of movie that I like a lot and that I don’t think gets made often enough,” Evans said of Johnson’s script in the film’s production notes, released by Lionsgate. “I typically play magnanimous good guys and leaders, so this was a fun opportunity to play someone who is just out for himself. It was great to have that chance to stretch.”
“It was fun in the wake of his fantastic Marvel arc to play with how the audience perceives Chris,” Johnson said of casting the actor. “You get to see more of his range and how great his acting chops are.”
“Momentum is a real fallacy, in my opinion,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in March 2019. “But it has a really strong hold on a lot of actors’ mentalities. You really believe that while the ball’s rolling, you gotta keep it rolling. I could be wrong, but to me — I just don’t believe in that. I don’t think that’s real.”
To prove it, he’s intent on using these next few years to pursue project that speak to him while keeping an underlying desire to walk away from the business altogether at bay.
“Every couple of months, I decide I’m done acting. This has been my thing for decades now,” he told fellow Avenger Scarlett Johansson in a chat with Variety Studio: Actors on Actors. “I’m always looking for a way out, but I do love it.”
While the single actor hopes to start a family down the line—”I really want kids. Yeah, I do. I like pretty pedestrian, domestic things. I want a wife, I want kids. I like ceremony. I want to carve pumpkins and decorate Christmas trees and shit like that,” he told Men’s Journal—and might, one day, return to directing after his first attempt with the 2014 film Before We Go—he’s looking for a good script, he told THR—he’s simply allowing the fruits of his MCU labor to let him luxuriate in riskier moves.
“When you can relax a little bit, when acting doesn’t feel like this weird pressure cooker of grabbing the next vine before you let go of the one you got, that’s when it’s fun,” he told Men’s Journal.
And he’s not concerned with what people think of him, either. “I don’t put myself in a box. I don’t have some huge plan in terms of what my goals are. I just kind of wake up and follow my appetite,” he told Esquire. “I’m at a point in my life now where I have the very, very fortunate luxury of pursuing what I want to do. And I don’t corrupt that process by thinking about how other people see me.”
As for whether he might ever pick up Cap’s shield down the road, like, say, in the upcoming Marvel series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, due on Disney+ sometime in the near-ish future, Evans isn’t ruling anything out. But don’t hold your breath.
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Published Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT