Chris Evans in Variety: I'm Ready To Quit Acting
He's currently shooting scenes for "Avengers: Age of Ultron," but now Chris Evans admits he's ready to retire from his superhero days.
In the latest issue of Variety magazine, the "Captain America" star discussed his move from acting to directing and shared details about his life leading the Avengers.
Highlights from Mr. Evans' Q&A are as follows. For more, be sure to visit Variety!
On his directing career:
"I've known for a while I wanted to direct. But [time] never really opens up. There's another movie to do, there's another acting job. It just got to a point where I was like, you know - I have to do this."
On his final acting roles:
"If I'm acting at all, it's going to be under Marvel contract, or I'm going to be directing. I can't see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I'm contractually obligated to do."
On Captain America:
"They make him much more bad-a** in terms of his fighting style. I always wanted to see why Captain America was on this team of Avengers. He's got to have a reason - he can't just be really fast and punch really hard. Now, he's much more aggressive, and he looks more lethal."
On rejecting Marvel the first time:
"The problem was initially, it was a nine-movie contract. And they said, if these movies take off and do very well, and my life changes and I don't respond well, I don't have the opportunity to say, listen, I need a f*cking break. That just scared me. They called back and they tweaked the deal. I went from nine [films] to six. I said no again. My family was even going, 'Are you sure you're making the right decisions?' It started to feel like maybe this is what I'm supposed to do."
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