Star Chris Evans talks about acting, indie films, training for Cap, and details on the upcoming sequel
Actor Chris Evans has been climbing the Hollywood ladder for years now, but arguably made his breakthrough with the one-two punch of Marvel Studios CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER and THE AVENGERS. Many remember him from his comedic efforts in NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE, his first comic book venture as Johnny Storm in FANTASTIC FOUR, or in more dramatic fare like STREET KINGS and SUNSHINE. However, there's no denying that his role as Captain America has made him a household name, opening the doors for more opportunities in Hollywood, like his recent turns in PUNCTURE and THE ICEMAN.
While promotiing THE ICEMAN at TIFF, Evans sat down and gave some details on being a part of the big studio system, the indie market, and dreading the upcoming regimen for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER.
On big-budget vs. indie fare:
"I've been pretty candid in the past, I'm not a huge fan of the studio movies. From 'soup to nuts' the process of making those movies is very tedious and sometimes the final product becomes-the original vision becomes homogenized. And then the promoting process is a real chore. I much prefer these smaller films, they're more my speed. So you do these giant movies and thank God they were good because they aren't always. They came out so well, I couldn't be more lucky. It affords you the opportunity to go do the smaller things that you want to do. I'm in such a perfect situation where I get to do (the Marvel films) every six months or so with a group of people I love, I love Marvel and I love The Avengers. And in my downtime I get to go and do movies like this, I couldn't be luckier"
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|Extra Tidbit:||What's your favorite Chris Evans role? I'm torn between his turn as Cap and his performance in one of my all-time favorite flicks, Sunshine.|