Chris Evans: ‘I’m such a little bitch. I’m such a f***ing whiny bitch, man’

Chris Evans

In all the buzz over The Iceman and its limited release last weekend, most of the fuss has been over the triumphant return of 1990s goddess Winona Ryder. Yet Chris Evans has been lurking in the background and just waiting to be noticed — in the movie, he plays a hitman nicknamed “Mr. Softee” and dances to Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” in a gay nightclub — which is strange because Chris always gives a good interview. Sure, he’s handsome and has a nice body, but I actually find him pretty bland in a physical sense and merely look forward to witnessing the weird, rambling things that come out of his mouth. Like when he spills his guts about liking Boston girls who will sh-t on him (not literally), or girls with big asses, well, that’s pretty endearing.

Now Collider has released a discussion with Chris that took place during last fall’s TIFF where The Iceman premiered. As always, Chris is transmitting his usual loveable freak-out vibes and treats this interview like his own personal therapy session. So get ready to hear more about how Chris agonized over that multi-picture deal with Marvel (he eventually signed on for 6 films) and how he can’t stop second-guessing himself. At least he admits that he’s “a whiny bitch” even if we probably wouldn’t put up with this from most actors:

Chris Evans

Yay, more neuroses! “It’s so funny how it evolved. That was part of the whole…when the Captain America stuff came around you kind of take a little bit of a gut check. When you first get to L.A. you are so excited to be there and there is this competitive fire. There is this desire to get to a certain place, but it is all brand new and there is no downside. You really don’t understand anything. So you kind of want to fight and get there. Then as you kind of continue and you make movies and you realize…you start to see some of the pros and cons of the situation. Then you think, ‘Well, maybe what I wanted isn’t exactly what I wanted? Maybe I kind of want to find…’ I think that in the beginning you think, ‘I want to be the biggest movie star in the world.’ And then with the more movies you make you are like, ‘I don’t know if I want to be that anymore. I think what I am looking for is something different.’ I like acting but a lot of times, stardom comes with a lot of strings attached. Then you look at other careers and there are just other careers out there and you look at someone like a Sam Rockwell or someone like that. He has done so many great movies, he has so much respect from his peers, he is a fantastic actor, but I am sure that he can walk down the street without any bother. That is when you start to think, ‘God, maybe there is a happy medium.’ I don’t even know what the question was anymore.”

On scoring the Iceman role: “I got this movie because of [Cap]. If I hadn’t done that…you know, James Franco had this role and he fell out. When he fell out…I know Ariel [Vromen] as a friend but he called and basically said, ‘Listen…’ I know how independent films work. They obviously crunched the numbers and putting me in the role worked for the numbers. I mean foreign sales, or whatever you want to call it. That would not have happened without Captain America and that would not have happened without The Avengers. So I owe a lot to that. And it is nice to have your work seen. It really is.”

Hoping his Marvel fans will follow him to indies: “Yeah. See, I guess you know what it comes to down to? I’m such a little bitch. I don’t know what my issue is. I really am. I’m such a f***ing whiny bitch, man. Do I even want to…see, this is the issue. I wish my agent was here because we have had this conversation a lot lately. What is the goal? Is my goal to be a giant movie star? You start to realize, or at least I have in the past couple of years, that is not my goal. It is a very strange thing to realize. It is a very strange thing because when I moved to L.A. at 18, that was the goal. The goal was to get to a point in your career where you can make the movies that you want to make, do what you want to do, and have access and freedom. You want to climb the ladder. Even just the competitor in you wants to earn it. But then these things start happening.”

He controls his Twitter account: “Nobody helps me. It is just me. But when I first got on it I was like, ‘This is great!’ and for the first month I was like ‘Tweet! Tweet! Tweet!’ I haven’t tweeted in like a month and a half or something. I don’t know.”

On working with Michael Shannon: “He is just fantastic. He is so committed. You get him off set and he is a happy guy and he is a cupcake. He is the nicest guy on the planet. He is joking, laughing, having a bottle of wine, and having a good time. But then on set the guy has a focus and a commitment and a dedication. That type of intensity…it breeds allegiance. When you are around a guy who is so in the zone it is infectious. His acting style is so grounded. With this character….my character is pretty out there. So you try different levels, you know what I mean? You might try the first take here, the next take here, and the next take here. As you rise up, Michael stays steady and almost acts as an anchor. You try things kind of further and further off the wall and you kind of feed off of him, and it brings it back down to a mutual place or a realistic place. It is like playing basketball with Michael Jordan — he is just going to make you better.”

On moving from The Avengers to Cap 2: “Well, it is a much bigger commitment. The good thing is that we did it once. Gearing up for Captain 2 you think, ‘Alright, there was obviously a difference in the workload from Captain America to The Avengers. And you have to get back in the mindset. You have to remember ‘Alright, this is on you, man. You have to take this seriously.’ The fact that The Avengers did so well….you have an obligation. There is a serious obligation to fans who are expecting a great movie. A lot of that starts with making sure that you are physically ready to play the role and look the role. So a lot of that is in my head.”

[From Collider]

It’s pretty easy to visualize Chris while he’s freaking out and rambling like a paranoid mad man, isn’t it? The funny thing is that so many people find Chris endearing for his quirks and propensity to freak out about the good things in life, but he really is easy to compare to Kristen Stewart as far as his inability to cope goes. They’re both so twitchy, and he and Kristen both curse like sailors with well-padded wallets. The difference is that with Chris, these affectaions really do seem authentic. Chris also appears to be genuinely grateful for his unexpected (to him) success, and it doesn’t seem like he’s faking a persona.

Here are some photos of Chris kicking some dude’s ass on the set of Captain America: The Winter Solider. Look, there’s Scarlett Johansson’s butt stunt double too!

Chris Evans

Chris Evans

Chris Evans

Photos courtesy of WENN

 

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  1. skyler1 says:

    I’d rather hear Justin Bieber say something like this.

  2. Jenna says:

    Yes…yes, you are. But you’re still adorable. *pets*

    And I still want his Captain Sexy hair back. I’m not digging the new hair-do. -_-

  3. Keats says:

    On Michael Shannon: ‘he is a cupcake.’
    Oh my god, my pupils just turned into little hearts.

  4. V4Real says:

    Chris can whine all he wants he’s still part of my blonde ambition list which includes C. Hemsworth, Viggo Mortensen, Paul Walker and a few others.

    I think he knows he’s on the cusp of a fantastic career and he is very appreciative of it.
    The only thing that is killing me about Chris is that he is still dating that famewhore Minka Kelly. Both of my Chris’s have a thing for famewhores but at least this one isn’t flaunting her on the red carpet.

    I just saw pics of Evans new estate in The Hollywood Hills; nice bachelor pad.

    • Miss M says:

      V4Real: I really like you. So, please remove my (and only) CB husband (Paul Walker) from your list, thanks!

      As for Chris, I cannot get over t he fact he is dating her either.

    • Miss Kiki says:

      Yea V4 you need to back up with Hemsworth.

      Srsly though Minka Kelly, it really is Tacky part 2, I just hope Chris doesn’t get her knocked up.

      Let’s all just take a moment to bask in Chris Evans’ beautiful arse
      http://gifplay.tumblr.com/post/19504648064/chrisevans-punching-and-butt-shaking

      • V4Real says:

        Okay Ms. Kiki I will back off Hemsworth because I got served with a dose of Evans and Paul Walker all in the same day. You notice I avoided Hemsworth last week when my husband RDJ was on C/B and I’m only stepping down now because of these two golden haired boys. But come tomorrow, I might just have to hop back on that train, so watch out.

        Thanks for that backshot of Captain sexy ass, made my day.

      • Miss Kiki says:

        Much appreciated. I saw you bragging all over the joint about RDJ turning up at a screening, I was suitably impressed. I finally got round to watching IM3 on Friday, I’ve gotta say I loved it, I even didn’t mind GOOP!

      • V4Real says:

        I didn’t mind Goop either which made me realize I never quite thought of her one way or the other as an actress. I only started to loathe her once she started talking in interviews and ditching out advice.

        I loved IM3 and not just because I’m bias, well maybe just a little. I actualy preferred seeing him out of the suit. I must agree with Goop that he does have a great ass. I wish I could have copped….

        Aha! What is this trickery? You tried to distract from Hemsworth by talking about my husband…smooth you little she-devil. Nice try; I’ll get ya.

      • Miss Kiki says:

        What can I say, I’m clever cat.

        It’ll take a few repeat viewings but I may end up liking it more than IM1. Mr Kiki liked but he was also a bit disappointed with the lack of power rings, I’m not an Iron Man purist though so I wasn’t too bothered.

        With GOOP, the 1st 2 films, she didn’t bother me too much, however, because she’s been running her mouth at every given opportunity I had to make a conscious effort to separate GOOP the brand and PP. It was the same with Avengers, I can’t stand ScarJo so I sometimes struggle to put my feelings aside, it’s not helped by the fact that I’d have much preferred Emily Blunt in the role.

      • V4Real says:

        Emily Blunt hell yeah; I like her. Rachel McAdams was the first choice for Pepper Potts.

      • Miss M says:

        Beautiful indeed! Thanks, Miss Kiki!

  5. Smer says:

    I like this guy. He is real and Minka & him are a hot hot couple.

    • Sonya says:

      I have to disagree. I have a feeling that he doesn’t like her very much. A lot has been said about him being cautious about her. I don’t think that they really are a couple. He just needs to be linked with somebody, anybody because it is showbizness afterall.

  6. Miss M says:

    “I don’t know what my issue is.”

    Read your interviews and check out the women you date. You’ll have your answer.

  7. Hmm says:

    Who is “you”? Does he mean “I”?

  8. Andrea says:

    I know he’s a hot mess but I find him so adorable.

  9. Emma says:

    He’s right. If only KStew could admit it too.

  10. j.eyre says:

    Man, he is lucky he’s cute. I need a road map to follow some of those answers.

  11. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I find him incredibly hot. Then again, I have a habit of falling for insecure guys that are emotional wrecks. I find that really sexy for some reason.

    Not sure what that says about me….

  12. c'est la vie says:

    Thought the interview was adorable – he comes off as almost clueless…

  13. Nessa says:

    He is so hot. I know there isn’t much interesting or unique about his looks… He still does it for me.

  14. Anonny says:

    He needs facial hair. Without it, he looks like Maverick in an off-off-Broadway version of Top Gun.

  15. MonicaQ says:

    He’s so anxious and dorky that it’s adorable.

  16. Apples says:

    He does nothing for my lady parts. (Something about his teeth bugs me- not noticeable in these photos. Are his teeth capped?)
    I like his weird and neurotic interviews, though.
    As far as the comparison between Chris and KStew, Chris is very complementary toward other actors. KStew has said some obnoxiously negative things about her peers.

  17. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Doesn’t he have some kind of emotional issues that he had to go into therapy for? At least he’s honest about it.

  18. Micki says:

    Ok, not that I had anything against him but the whiny bitch part killed the possible attraction forever.
    I need my men to wear their trousers convincingly.

  19. Miss M says:

    ’ I think that in the beginning you think,‘I want to be the biggest movie star in the world.’ And then with the more movies you make you are like, ‘I don’t know if I want to be that anymore. I think what I am looking for is something different.’

    So, what are you doing in LA? Leave everything you have in LA behind and come back to Boston (You ladies see what I am doing here?). Let’s have a clam chowder at Quincy Market, watch Shakespeare at the Commons in the Summer, run around Chestnut Hill reservoir, chill out in Copley square… Was this enough to convince him?

  20. Mia 4S says:

    Of the three Chrises that came up in franchises (Hemsworth, Pine, and Evans) Evans is my “meh” Chris. Nothing personal, I liked him well enough in the Marvel stuff (and he has a great body of course). I don’t dislike him, just…meh.

  21. Mia 4S says:

    Of the three Chrises that came up in franchises (Hemsworth, Pine, and Evans) Evans is my “meh” Chris. Nothing personal, I liked him well enough in the Marvel stuff (and he has a great body of course). I don’t dislike him, just…meh.