Avenger’s Assemble! The next moment, every single Marvel character marched ahead to defeat Thanos. Such was the command of Mighty Captain America. Given the popularity of Cap, it now looks like the best time to know more about the popular actor who played him.
Chris Evans portrayed the iconic role of Captain America and is also one of the reasons behind the success of MCU. He started his career at the age of 16 and has had a long and consistent career in Hollywood.
In the age of the internet, it’s often hard to find things about Chris Evans that the world doesn’t know of. However, we decided to go out on Sherlock mode, scout, and write on the little known facts about this handsome man. Let’s begin!
He had Turned Down the Role of Captain America, Twice!
When the filmmakers came knocking his door to play the part, Chris was worried about it is going to affect his private life. He had already turned down the offer, twice.
However, it was his mom, Lisa Evans, who in an interview with Esquire, said that she was the one who convinced Evans to take up the role.
Chris Evans has since then come around and said how playing the role of Cap shaped his acting career.
Did you know, one of Chris Evan’s favorite hobbies is to tap dance? Surprised, eh? So, when he’s not saving the world, you will find Evans honing his tap-dancing skills.
Evans has always talked about his love for tap dancing and he had learned it from his mom. You can look at his dancing skills in this clip from “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”.
Who is this Other Chris Evans?
Before you get confused, let’s tell you another little known detail about Chris Evans. He has his namesake in the pond right across who is a notable British personality.
The British Chris Evans is a television presenter and has got his show – The Chris Evans Breakfast Show and also has made special appearances in Top Gear, TGI Friday.
At least now we know who is who, or else the fans would have been in real trouble.
Evans Worked Closely with Most of his “Avengers” Cast, Earlier
Before even Evans and Johansson were part of MCU, they had already worked together on “The Perfect Score” and “The Nanny Diaries”.
He had also worked with Brie Larson “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” before they worked for “Avengers: End Game.” The Captain also co-starred in “The Losers” alongside Zoe Saldana and Idris Elba.
Original Avengers Share a Matching Tattoo
To celebrate the release of “Avengers: Infinity Wars”, all the original “Avengers” cast members got matching tattoos. It was Chris Evans and Scarlet Johansson’s idea.
The tattoo was meant to pay tribute to every character from Iron Man, Hawkeye, Thor, to Black Widow, and Hulk. However, Mark Ruffalo opted out, while the rest of the cast got the tattoo.
The Story behind Dodgers
Chris Evans truly loves his dog, Dodger. His social media is flooded with pictures of Dodgers.
He even got a similar looking sweater that he wore in Knives Out for Dodger. Once, when the pictures were out, it became an Internet phenomenon and people went head over heels.
Chris Evans Wanted to be a Disney Animator
Even before he was a Disney Star, Evans wanted to be associated with Disney. As a kid, his dream job was to become a Disney Animator.
Evans had expressed his life-long love for Disney in this 2016 interview with Oh My Disney where he listed his all-time favorites character (Mickey Mouse) and much more.
Another Super Hero before Playing Captain America
Remember the Fantastic Four released in 2005?
Chris Evans played Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch. However, its sequel didn’t do well either with the critics or with fans.
The third movie in the series was later canceled to reboot the whole production. Later, in 2015, Michael B. Jordan portrayed Evans’ role as the Human Torch, as by then Chris Evans was already successfully playing Captain America.
The Bottom Line
With the end of an era with MCU, Chris Evan’s will be next seen in Defending Jacob, a mini-series that is scheduled to come out this year. But, if you want to catch more of him, go back and re-watch his movies with your family while munching on some popcorn and sipping coke!