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Biography: Chris Evans

8 December 2011 Leave a comment

Chris Evans

Chris Evans was born in Framingham Massachusetts to a dentist and dancer, where he lived until he was 11 years old with his brother and two sisters. The family moved to Sudbury when Chris was 11,where he attended Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. It was here that he became interested in drama, performing in school plays and regional theater until he moved to New York to pursue his career.

Chris started out with an internship at a casting office where he befriended and later became a client of an agent.

Chris got his first small screen break guest starring on the 2000 remake of The Fugitive, followed by his first break on the big screen in Another Teen Movie in 2001, however it was 2005 before he got his real break playing Johnny Storm/Human Torch in Fantastic Four and it’s sequel Rise of the Silver Surfer, he soon followed this up with another superhero gig playing Captain America in both the posthumous film and the forthcoming The Avengers.

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The Avengers “dis-assembled” with Entertainment Weekly

8 October 2011 Leave a comment

‘The Avengers’ dis-assembled! EXCLUSIVE cast portraits revealed

The whole fun

of The Avengers is seeing these characters joined together as one fighting force, but for now Marvel Studios has unveiled solo portraits of the six superheroes.

Read more about the May 4, 2012, movie in this week’s issue of EW, on stands tomorrow. But in the meantime, here’s a little online exclusive with the actors discussing their high-powered alter-egos and working

with writer-director Joss Whedon (the geek demi-god who created Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly.)

BLACK WIDOW: “The other day we were doing this big reveal shot of all the Avengers. Thor has got his hammer, Cap’s got his shield, Hawkeye has his bow and arrow, and Hulk is huge. Then it pans over to me and I’ve got guns. Iron Man’s like, hovering above all of us, ready to go,” says Scarlett Johansson. “I was like, ‘Joss… um… do I look okay holding these guns?’” Whedon’s response reassured her: “She’s a total badass. She’s a killing machine.”

IRON MAN: What were Robert Downey Jr.’s first meetings like with Whedon when the script was being developed? “Well, I said, ‘I need to be in the opening sequence. I don’t know what you’re thinking, but Tony needs to drive this thing.’ He was like, ‘Okay, let’s try that.’ We tried it and it didn’t work, because this is a different sort of thing, the story and the idea and the theme is the theme, and everybody is just an arm of the octopus. But what was I like?” He laughs. “As usual, just f—ing aggressive and hurtful; whatever. The usual.”

CAPTAIN AMERICA: Chris Evans says the Steve Rogers we see in The Avengers is a much darker, more cynical version after awakening for the first time since World War II. “It’s just about him trying to come to terms with the modern world. You’ve got to imagine, it’s enough of a shock to accept the fact that you’re in a completely different time, but everybody you know is dead. Everybody you cared about,” Evans says. “He was a soldier, obviously, everybody he went to battle with, all of his brothers in arms, they’re all dead. He’s just lonely. I think in the beginning it’s a fish out of water scene, and it’s tough. It’s a tough pill for him to swallow. Then comes trying to find a balance with the modern world.”

THE INCREDIBLE HULK:  Mark Ruffalo says his Bruce Banner really wants to join The Avengers, but because of his past and the group’s sort of overall fear of him, he’s the outcast among outcasts. “He’s the most mild-mannered guy, but a total loose cannon. No one wants to set him off except for Iron Man, except for Downey, who just wants to see him pop,” Ruffalo laughs. “It’s funny, there’s a really cool dynamic between Tony Stark and Banner. Banner actually enjoys it, and finds it really refreshing. They’re a lot alike in a strange way. They’re both these kind of scientists who are mavericks, kind of renegades. Banner, for all his mild-mannered mythology, he’s still the dude who was testing some pretty crazy s–t on himself, so he has that rebel streak in him.”

THOR: Chris Hemsworth says his hammer-pounding god is not just once again fighting Loki, his villainous brother from Asgard, but also secretly trying to protect him. “I think [Thor’s] motivation is much more of a personal one, in the sense that it’s his brother that is stirring things up. Whereas everyone else, it’s some bad guy who they’ve gotta take down. It’s a different approach for me, or for Thor. He’s constantly having to battle the greater good and what he should do vs. … it’s his little brother there,” the actor says. “I’ve been frustrated with my brothers at times, or family, but I’m the only one who is allowed to be angry at them. There’s a bit of that.”

HAWKEYE: Like Black Widow, he’s one of the only regular humans in The Avengers, which gives him a working-class-superhero pride. “The only sort of thing I cling to is the relationship of past experiences with Scarlett’s character, with them both being human. I can cling to that,” says Jeremy Renner. But there’s no insecurity. “Quite the opposite,” the actor says. “He’s the only one who can really take down The Hulk with his tranq tip arrows. He knows his limitations. But when it comes down to it, there has to be a sense of confidence in any superhero.”

Original Interview at Entertaiment Weekly

Chris Evans Talks Avengers with The Huffington Post

19 September 2011 Leave a comment

Christ Evans Talks ‘Avengers,’ Robert Downey Jr.

First Posted: 9/15/141


In this summer’s hit, “Captain America,” there’s little that Chris Evans’ First Avenger couldn’t do. Make impossible leaps over fire pits? Sure. Hold on tight to Nazi super planes as they rocket through the sky? Yep. But as the film finished and he wakes up from a seven decade sleep, a mesmerizingly bright Times Square blows his mind — and gives a taste of what’s to come in next summer’s epic superhero ensemble.

Sitting down to promote his upcoming indie drama, “Puncture,” Evans touched on the mega Marvel caper, “The Avengers,” due out next summer.

“He’s in modern day, he has troubles,” he says of his Captain America character. “He actually gets to have things that he might have be able to shoulder, you know what I mean? He can’t just put it on his back. He’s a fish out of water. Everyone knows he’s dead, and he’s in a foreign time, and ‘The Avengers,’ he gets to be a little bit darker, which is nice.”

Evans admits having his own misgivings about the film at the start of production, given the films massive cast; Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo and Cobie Smulders also star in the Joss Whedon-directed project.

“Going into it, you’re like, who knows? I don’t know how this is gonna go,” he admitted. “There’s a lot of big actors, a lot of big egos, everyone has their own thing going. I can’t say enough; it couldn’t have gone better. I have high hopes. I hope it’s awesome.”

In large part, the rave reviews come from his time working with a certain co-star.

“I think most of my stuff is with Downey. He’s just so good, man,” Evans raved. “Again, I didn’t know what to expect about him, either. And he just — I’m so f*cking lucky. He was so cool. I’m not that great with press sometimes, and he was so like a mentor. He’s so willing to give advice and he doesn’t feel like, you’ll do a take and he gives you a little thumbs up and he just makes your day. You’re like, Downey just gave me a thumbs up! That just made my life. I’m like skipping to my trailer, and this guy had no idea the impact he just had. He’s just such a nice guy and he was the first dude — I’ve made a lot of movies with a lot of big actors — the first guy I’d ever been on set, and he comes on set, and it was the first time I was ever like, ‘Wow, that’s a f*cking movie star. That is a f*cking movie star.'”

As for the plot of the film, and how faithful it will be to the spirit of the classic comics series, Evans is bullish on that, too.

“I think they struck a really good balance. There’s obviously action, you’ve got all these super heroes, there’s gonna be constant battle, I think every ten pages, there’s going to be some sort of action, but you can have all the action in the world, if you don’t have some substance, you got nothing,” he said of the film’s writer and director. “I don’t want to sh*t talk other movies, I know a lot of other movies like that where it’s all action and no heart. It’s not easy trying to bring all those characters together and find a story, but the best thing about Joss is that Joss is a fan, Joss is a comic book guy. It feels so nice working with a guy that is well, the people I am trying to please is Joss. Joss is one of those dudes. And if Joss is happy with the dialog, if Joss is happy with the wardrobe, if Joss is happy, then I’m happy. Because he’s Comic-Con, he’s one of these dudes who would be in the audience geeking out, so if he’s happy, I’m happy.”

To read about some major clips from the film, click over to HuffPo’s Comic-Con coverage.

Original Interviw at The Huffington Post

MTV Interview Chris Evans

27 July 2011 Leave a comment

Jul 15 2011

‘Avengers’ Director Joss Whedon Is ‘ So Clever,’ Chris Evans Says.

‘He’s a great guy to be quarterbacking this hinh,’ the ‘Captain America’ stars tells MTV News.

By Kara Warner (@karawarner), with reporting by Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz)

Although most of our Marvel Comics-related movie excitement these days is pegged to the impending release of “Captain America: The First Avenger,” we can’t help but already get excited for next year’s highly anticipated, superhero-filled “The Avengers.”

When MTV News caught up with Cap himself, Chris Evans, during our “MTV First: Captain America” interview Thursday, we asked for his thoughts on working with fan-favorite “Avengers” director Joss Whedon.

“He’s unbelievable,” Evans said. “He’s so clever. He lives in the world of comic books, so he has in his head an amazing story already mapped out. When it comes to directing actors and understanding dialogue, he’s an incredibly talented writer. If something isn’t working for you as an actor within the words, he can walk away for 10 minutes and come back with seven options that are all fantastic and clever and witty and it’s got a pace and a banter,” he explained. “He’s a great guy to be quarterbacking this thing.”

With regard to Captain America’s story line in “The Avengers,” the details of which Evans couldn’t fully divulge but are briefly teased at the end of “Captain America,” he said his character is basically a fish out of water trying to understand the modern world around him.

“It’s really multifaceted. The guy has to accept the fact that everyone he knew and loved is gone,” Evans said of his character’s new arc. “Not only is he alone, [but] the world has changed so much, and I think a big part of what makes Cap Cap was his connection to the way things used to be, this kind of pro-American morality and good-ol’-boy sense of life and the way of doing things,” he added. “In the modern era, there’s a bit of a disconnect. There’s not as much human interaction. I think there’s more cynicism than there was back then, so it’s him trying to come to terms with the way things are.”

Original Interview at MTV

MTV Interviews Chris Evans

8 June 2011 Leave a comment

Chris Evans ‘Geeked Out’ At Seeing ‘Avengers’ Cast In Costume

Posted 6/7/11 by Kara Warner

As much as I would like the entirety of this post to be about how fun and charming and totally dreamy “Captain America” and “Avengers” star Chris Evans is, I’m pretty sure Splash Page editor Rick Marshall will frown upon that plan, so…

MTV News had a moment with Evans after he finished his official MTV Movie Award presenter duties on Sunday, and the conversation inevitably turned toward Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated superhero ensemble, “The Avengers.” We asked Evans a few burning questions — for example, are he and his fellow cast members enjoying the exotic film location of Albuquerque, New Mexico? And more seriously, have they filmed any group action scenes yet?

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“New Mexico is great!” Evans said of the production’s location. “Go there. No, don’t,” he said, changing his mind.

“It’s actually not so bad, I really like Albuquerque,” he added.

“It’s going great,” Evans said of fiilming under Whedon’s watchful eye. “It’s not an easy task for Joss to incorporate all these characters, and not only is he doing a fantastic job, but everyone is getting along so well. In my experience, when you do a movie with a lot of big stars, it feels like you work and then you go [home],” he explained. “There’s a lot of camaraderie. We hang out together, we spend time together.”

So what happens when The Avengers (Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson) assemble off-screen?

“We’re stuck in Albuquerque, no one is from there, no one knows what to do, so when we’re done with work if we have a weekend, we all go get dinner, grab a drink, go to someone’s house,” he said. “It actually feels like a team,” he added, with a knowing smile.

With all that off-screen team bonding going on, we asked if they’ve been able to use any of it onscreen yet in scenes together.

“Yeah, we’ve had a couple [group] scenes,” Evans revealed. “I’ve obviously been excited about being Captain America, but . . . when we did ‘Captain America,’ you’re the only superhero on set. [With] ‘The Avengers,’ there were a couple days where I came to set and you see Hemsworth — who is a superhero — and . . . you see Downey with the [‘Iron Man’] suit, and it’s the first time I geeked out a bit.”

Original Interview at MTV

 

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