The interview with Chris Evans was one of the highlights of the #CaptainAmericaEvent! Another thing that made this truly memorable for me was being able to be the “official” photographer for our group. Chris was so fun to photograph and gave us some really great
smiles words about the movie as well as what is coming up. He is so funny and happy, always smiling and laughing and it really made the interview so fun!
Our interview with @paulbettany was legendary. Chris Evans made it unforgettable! Can’t wait to share their interviews about #CaptainAmericaCivilWar. ❤???? #CaptainAmericaEvent #TeamCap #chrisevans #superhero #heroes #family #fun #marvel #marvelcomics #ironman #travel #interview #laugh #laughing #paulbettany #captainamerica #smile #happy
Towards the end of our Paul Bettany interview (which we will be sharing next week) Chris Evans came in an surprised us all. We were able to ask them a couple of questions together before Paul had to leave and our interview with Chris continued. During this time, Chris actually picked up my sons Captain America toy that I had set on the table by my recorder, and was holding it, playing with it, and so I was able to snap a couple of pictures.
It’s not every day one of your son’s favorite toys is held by one of his favorite superheroes! HC saw this picture and ran around yelling “Captain America is holding my Captain America” so cute! #CaptainAmericaEvent #TeamCap #CaptainAmericaCivilWar #chrisevans #superhero #heroes #family #fun #marvel #marvelcomics #ironman #travel #interview #toys #toyography #captainamerica #smile #happy
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My son (who is 6) is still off the wall excited about that. The interview with Chris was amazing! I know you are going to love this…keep reading… 🙂
Chris and Paul Bettany said that they had so much fun on set! You could tell by the way that they interacted that they got along well and have been friends for a long time. We wanted to know if the cast of Civil War played pranks on each other because these two look like they could get into a lot of trouble if given the chance! Chris told us “It’s not so much pranks as it’s just a camaraderie. On these movies there are people who are really there to work and so you don’t want to diminish their experience or disrespect their process.” I can see this with the cast that there is so much action and seriousness to the movie that I am sure, that while they have a good time, that it is “controlled”. Chris then added “off set is where the real disaster happens”. I would love to know more about that….
Chris has been playing the role of Captain America since 2011 when Captain America: The First Avenger came out. He has since done The Avengers, a cameo in Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Solider, Avengers: Age of Ultron, a cameo in Ant-Man, and now Captain America: Civil War. That is a lot of times of getting his uniform on and playing the role. We wanted to know how it has changed, how it feels now when he puts his uniform back on. Chris told us “I feel good now. I didn’t in the beginning. In the beginning it was terrifying…it was just like 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.” (I have to interrupt here and add that he looks great too!) 😉
Back to the interview…. Chris continues saying “The Russo Brothers and Marvel and everyone has made it such a wonderful environment. They’ve proven themselves time and time again to be great filmmakers. Now, it’s a point of pride. When you see the suit, you’re excited to get the suit on and you’re very honored and humbled that you get to have some sort of a connection to it, because it is 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 in its lineage.”
I have to admit that my drool soaked brain never really thought ahead so far as to think about someone else playing the role of Captain America. In my mind Chris Evans does an amazing job – he is exactly what I picture for Steve Rogers and so that is going to be a process when/if the time comes.
Captain America: Civil War is a different story line that the other Captain America movies. Steve Rogers departs from his normal “expected” role and steps into a different light. We wanted to know how it felt for Captain America to transition into a darker role? Chris told us “It was nice. I think for the most part with Cap, the trickiest thing about the character is that he’s just a selfless guy. He’s not one of these brooding characters where you can. as an audience member, connect to his conflict and struggle. He’s very selfless. I think to some degree it can feel vanilla, I think it can feel boring. His goal has always been doing what other people need. In this movie it’s the first time he did what he wants and that’s a little bit of a departure for him.” Having seen the movie I can tell you that I love the story-line. The plot, the action, the script…everything is absolutely perfect (as if I would expect anything less from Marvel), and Chris does an amazing job adapting to this different role.
Chris continues “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 guy, 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. These are two worlds you got to try and somehow find a way to blend. For Cap, Bucky is his only remaining thing. It’s the first time [Caps] really said ‘I’m choosing me, over you’. It’s tough for him, but I like that. It gives him a little bit of conflict.” This movie brings to light so many things and opens so many more doors and questions about what will be coming for Marvel. I can’t wait to SEE THEM ALL! 🙂
I am sure you have all seen this picture of him
flexing and holding the helicopter…we wanted to know more about that – because let’s face it – YUMMY! Chris talked about filming that and told us “my arm to this day is not the same.” He said that it was a fake helicopter, and as he was holding onto the building and the helicopter, he felt like it was doing nothing – so he asked it they could drift the helicopter out more since it is on a rig, so they did. Chris told us “It actually required [me] to hold [on] and when you’re holding, I did something.”
We were all sitting there watching him showcase his arm as he explained the incident, and so when he said that I think we were still a little addled in the brain to respond and instead of an outpouring of sympathy we were smiling. He looked around and said “Not like I’d get any sympathy out of you any way, obviously I didn’t.” with a smile. He is so funny! I loved listening to him talk about the movie and tell us these little things that make it different the next time I watch it. I will have to focus more on that left arm that he was talking about 😉
He went on to tell us about Robert Downey, Jr and working with his. Chris said “I think it’s harder doing scenes with Downey, because he’s such a force. He’s so good and he owns the oxygen. He comes in the room and he’s powerful and the spine of the film is that conflict. There’s a limited amount of scenes where it’s really 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, to make sure you match him. He’s scary because he’s so good. He just owns- he’s just good at anything he does. He changes things on the fly so you just want to try and keep up sparring wise [so] that you can kind of hang with him. Those scenes were the most terrifying.”
You could see in Captain America: Winter Solider and all of the movies that have since followed that Falcon and the Cap develop a close friendship. In Civil War, Bucky is a prominant part of the movie, and so I asked Chris if he felt like because of his friendship with Bucky in this movie, does he see his friendship with Falcon changing? I guess I was not the only one who has been thinking about that because Chris said “Yeah that’s been one of the big questions.” He told us that he has been asked “Are you team Bucky or team Falcon”. (which is funny in light of the #TeamCap and #TeamIronMan). But Chris continues to tell us “It’s tricky, because in the comic books, one of these guys gets the shield. I don’t know what Marvel is going to do. What a strange thing to kind of have. I don’t want to give them the shield, but I guess I gotta. Which is fine. It’s not my job to pick. It’s a beautiful relationship. Buck, like I said, Bucky is the, the friend from old, and Falcon is the friend from today and they’re both great people, they are both great characters, they’re both great actors. So I’m thankful it’s not my decision. Whatever happens happens.” he ends laughing. It is going to be crazy seeing how things turn out in the next Marvel movie.
The last question that was asked provided on of the funniest and most insightful answers into Chris himself. We wanted to know who his favorite superhero was growing up. I never anticipated the answer he gave us! I feel a little empathy for him because I have four kids and the oldest is a girl, and I only have one boy. I am sure my son can relate to Chris on this one! Chris told us “Oh I didn’t have one. I had an older sister and I think anyone who has siblings [can relate]. That’s why, when I have kids, I’d love for my oldest child to be a girl. I think it softens up the [younger] boy. Whatever Carly (Chris’ sister) wanted to do, we did. So we [played] My Little Pony and Care Bear that was it. Just being in Carly’s room was a big deal. You don’t mess it up, [you] just sit there whatever she gives us to play with, that’s what we’re playing with. She’d give us the fuzzy My Little Ponies, the ones that give me willies. Most of the ones that we had were fine.” but Chris got the fuzzy My Little Ponies and he hated them! Makes me laugh picturing him as a child playing with them. Chris also told us “So 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 not untrue, it’s really sad.” He made us laugh so much during this part. He has a great sense of humor.
We also touched on a few things like who he would love to go back in time to meet, and about when Marvel threatened to boycott Georgia if they passed the Anti-Gay bill. Chris told us that he thought “it was great.” He continues to tell us “I didn’t even know. My younger brother is gay and he was the one sending me these text messages being like good for Disney. I was so proud of Disney for standing up to that.”
This is one of the best interviews I have ever had a privilege of being a part of. Chris Evans is so happy and funny. Almost the opposite of his on-screen character! Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6 – and it is so good it will blow you away. It is by far the best Marvel – or Super Hero movie – to date and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Marvel. They have set a new precedence with this film!
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