5 Things I Learned From Captain America Chris Evans Captain America: Civil War

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Disclosure- I was invited by Disney to attend this all expense paid press trip but all opinions are 100% my own.

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OMG! Lookie who is right behind me!!!! Photo Credit- Coralie Seright from Lovebugs and Postcards

As you have probably already read, I was invited to be a part of the Captain America: Civil War press event in Los Angeles. While I might have chosen to be on Team Iron Man, I was really excited when I found out that we would be interviewing Captain America himself, Chris Evans. I have lots to tell you about this interview but I’d bet I could just show you all the pictures of Chris Evans and no one would mind if there weren’t any words to go with it. But in all seriousness, our interview with Chris began when he surprised us and came into the room while we were still interviewing Paul Bettany aka The Vision and the voice of Jarvis. We could tell instantly that these two men were excited to see each other as filming has been over for months and it’s been a while since they’ve seen each other.

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Photo Credit- Coralie Seright from Lovebugs and Postcards

You could feel the adoration between these two cast mates.

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Photo Credit- Coralie Seright from Lovebugs and Postcards

Chris and Paul were so funny and were cracking us up. I have to say that Chris is different from his goody two shoes, “vanilla” Captain America persona. He is hysterical and not as uptight as his character. He left us in stitches but that’s all I can say about that. It’s kind of like Vegas. 😉 LOL

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Photo Credit- Coralie Seright from Lovebugs and Postcards

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Photo Credit- Coralie Seright from Lovebugs and Postcards

You can see they were cracking each other up, too!

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Photo Credit- Coralie Seright from Lovebugs and Postcards

Keep an eye out for my interview post on Paul Bettany next week. Meanwhile, this post is about the most patriotic super hero, Captain America aka Chris Evans. I think he was having a little too much fun playing with the toy versions of himself we had on the table. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to have a toy version made of yourself.

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Photo Credit- Coralie Seright from Lovebugs and Postcards

Are there lots of pranks on set?

“Everyone wants there to be pranks and it’s not so much pranks as it’s just a camaraderie. When you’re on set, you’re a little tired, to be honest. You really are there to work. Certain movies I’ve done [like] comedies, everyone is a little more loose.  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.  So for the most part on set, you’re tame, but we still have fun. Days when it’s just me and Paul, we’re giggling a lot more. Certain actors really are austere in their approach and you really want to respect that.  Off set is where the real disaster happens.”
Oh how I would love to get into some pranks and camaraderie with the cast. Do you think there could be a part for me?

How does it feel to put the Captain America uniform back on?

“I feel good now. I didn’t in the beginning.  In the beginning it was terrifying. When I began the [first Captain America] movie it was just like [I would think about] 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.  It really does. The Russo Brothers and Marvel and everyone has made it such a wonderful environment. And they’ve proven themselves time and time again to be great filmmakers. Now, it’s like 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.  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 agree with you, Chris. The Russo Brothers are great filmmakers. We interviewed them, too, and I’ll be posting about that interview soon.

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Photo Credit- Coralie Seright from Lovebugs and Postcards

If you could go back in time and have dinner or a conversation with someone from history, who would it be with?

“Dinner or a conversation with someone from history?  Um, that’s tough.  I might say someone like, Gandhi, I might say someone like Lincoln. I think maybe for me someone like JFK. I really do think politics is an amazing landscape. I think it’s a really tricky thing to try and go into to be a politician, even being an actor.  Imagine being a politician, where you have to back everything you say.

You have to be able to be real, you have to be honest, you can’t be so political.  You have to just be a plain speaking human.  And I think where politics struggles is when politicians become too political.  I think JFK was one of the last guys that felt to me like he’s speaking like a human and it feels like a man talking.  And he was tackling enormous issues of the time.  The country needed so much and he kind of had to marry so many difficult challenges.  To me he is one of the most interesting characters that I can think of. I’ll say JFK.”
I agree! JFK would be a pretty interesting dinner guest!

Growing up who was your favorite superhero?

“I didn’t have one. I had an older sister.  It’s funny like that’s what I want when I have kids. I’d love for my oldest child to be a girl, because I think it softens up the boy. We had a girl, me, and my younger brother.  Whatever Carly wanted to do, we did.  So My Little Pony and Care Bear that was it. Just being in Carly’s room was a big deal. Like just being in Carly room, you’re like don’t mess it up. Just sit here whatever she gives us to play with, that’s what we’re playing with.  And she’d give us the fuzzy My Little Ponies, the plastic ones that gave me willies. You know what I mean.  It was My Little Ponies, Cabbage Patch, Care Bears.  I wasn’t cool enough to…I didn’t have a brother being like, GI Joe. I was a lot softer than that.

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.”
Awwww, Chris liked My Little Pony and Care Bears, too!

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Photo Credit- Coralie Seright from Lovebugs and Postcards

What were your thoughts when Marvel threatened to boycott Georgia if they passed the Anti-Gay bill?

“It was great. I really I thought that was great.  My younger brother is gay and he was the one sending me these text messages being like good for Disney. It was just a nice thing to read about. Disney spends huge money in Georgia and I’m proud of them.  I was so proud of Disney for standing up to that.  Making a statement and saying listen, this is what we feel, this is what we believe in. It’s a hate bill that they were trying to pass. I was proud of Disney and I was glad it happened. I was glad it worked out.  And there are still some states that are messing up.  But I was proud to be a part of the Disney family during that.”
I couldn’t agree with you more, Chris!

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Photo Credit- Coralie Seright from Lovebugs and Postcards

Of all of the pictures of Chris Evans, I think this one is my favorite. It really captures our experience with him.

Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters May 6th

Check your local theater listings because you might even be able to see a showing on May 5th in the evening. I’m so excited because I already bought tickets to see it with my family next Thursday night!
Here’s a sneak peek to hold you over until you can see it in theaters:

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