Chris Evans covers GQ: is he too pretty, too skeezy, or just kind of hot?


I know that some people just have a knee-jerk hatred of Chris Evans. I never had that reaction, but I understand how someone could. I have always had a knee-jerk hatred of John Mayer, Ryan Phillippe, and many others. For a while I actually, actively liked Chris, and thought he was hot. I don’t feel that way about him currently, but I still have a soft spot for him. I think he gets unfairly painted with Chris PINE’s douche brush. Pine is a d-bag – Evans never dated Audrina Patridge, and from what I know, Pine is just kind of a dude’s dude. Anyway, Chris covers the July issue of GQ to promote the soon-to-be-released Captain America… as for the cover shot, it’s an okay photo. I don’t mind the chest hair, but you know my affection for skeevy men. He looks slightly douchey, but I’d still hit it, basically. Here are some highlights from the GQ interview (full piece here):

Chris Evans on getting over his initial reluctance to take on the role of Captain America:
“I said no a bunch, and every time I said no, I woke up the next morning so happy and content. I kept saying no; they kept coming back. And eventually I was like, ‘You know what? This is your biggest fear—this is exactly what you have to do.’ ”

…on his character in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World:
“The character’s supposed to be this horrible actor and a douchebag, and I get the job and so many people were like, ‘You’re perfect, you’re gonna crush it!’ ” he continued with feigned anger. “I was like, So I got this role as an a–hole actor, and you guys think I nailed it? That I’m a natural and that nobody in town can do it better?”

…on how seeing sunsets are the “happiest” times in his life:
“The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it’s so great, because for a little bit I’m out of my brain, and it’s got nothing to do with me. I’m not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness.”

[From GQ]

I just skimmed the full article at GQ, and it’s actually a really sweet, funny piece. GQ sent a single woman to interview Chris, and they were flirting with each other like it was a date. He comes across really nice and family-oriented (his mother is quoted extensively, and he introduces the reporter to his mom – you can tell he & his mom are tight, but not in a gross way). He also seems like a surprisingly good date, honestly. Sigh… I think I’m back to liking him.



Cover courtesy of GQ, additional photos by WENN.

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  1. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    I have loved Chris Evans since Not Another Teenage Movie. He is just awesome. Absolutely hot.

  2. DanDan says:

    He looks kind of feminine in the the first pic…lol…def too pretty.

  3. Quest says:

    I think he is has a nice bod, not in a melt in your mouth kinda hotness but more like “I’d hit that behind the copy machine” kinda hot. It is so nice to see a guy who likes and speaks highly of his mom.

    However, I am not liking this photoshopped as hell cover for GQ

  4. Eve says:

    I like him too! I think he should be given a little more than credit than he is…I’m not saying he’s a fantastic actor, but he isn’t bad either. I started enjoying him as an actor when I watched Danny Boyle’s Sunshine.

    I don’t know, he strikes me as a nice guy and I loved the way he talked about his (gay) brother to The Advocate.

    EDIT: About his chest hair…I’d rather he kept it instead of waxing it off for roles like The Human Torch and Captain America. And yes, the cover was photoshopped to hell and back.

  5. carrie says:

    looks photoshopped

  6. dread pirate cuervo says:

    All of the above? He’s a shamefuck.

  7. grayze says:

    …completely off-topic, but seriously, those headlines:

    “Special Report: How To Tell If You’re A P***y.”

    Do these kinds of magazines just have to wave their wang around gratuitously, or what? Ugh.

  8. Greta says:

    He’s handsome but typical. Nice body, average actor. Just the same old stuff. I like unusual, sensual men like Jonathan rhys meyers

  9. Ari says:

    I love him to death and he was the best part of the fantastic four movies – I enjoy watching him A LOT and I agree with the other poster about not another teen movie he has good comedic talent and in some ways has what ryan reynolds doesn’t uber hotness factor [read as tight bod] without trying too hard + being funny

  10. momoftwo says:

    I don’t get the douche vibe from him. He seems really sweet.

    Whereas Ryan Phillipe has skeevy oozing out of his pores!

  11. KC says:

    Totally on my crush list. The article was cute — good journalism? No. However, funny.

    The lip synching to Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing is a “must see” part of The Losers.

  12. silken_floss says:


  13. Ally says:

    The current crop of young beefcake is interchangeably forgettable: Kellan Lutz, Chris Hemsworth, etc. I’d have trouble matching names to faces accurately.

  14. Mari says:

    New crush alert!!!

  15. really says:

    sweeetie pie, and does look like a good date!

  16. LucyOriginal says:

    He’s in my crush list too and I am glad he ditched Biel years ago!

  17. sonoa says:

    he LOOKS like a serious douche, and yet every interview I’ve ever seen him in he’s been pretty sweet. He just admitted he was even losing his hair, come on, that’s kind of endearing.

  18. Girafe99 says:

    I’ve always liked him, never got the skeezy vibe of him

  19. KJ says:

    I never get a skeezy vibe from him like I do Chris Pine. Pine looks like a RAGING douche, but Chris Evans is usually forgettable, albeit harmless, for me. He’s objectively good looking, a good actor (I think he’s really starting to show some range, whereas before he was decent), and has good comedic timing. I never really thought much about him, but I’ve enjoyed all the roles I’ve seen him in and have high hopes for Captain America. I think this movie will set him apart, and he seems like a nice dude, reminds me of a lot of the guys I was friends with in college.

    That said, I did a little googling and found a shirtless image with full on chest hair. He looks better without the Ken Doll waxing they did for Captain America. He has perfect chest hair.

  20. Eve says:

    @ Sonoa:

    he LOOKS like a serious douche, and yet every interview I’ve ever seen him in he’s been pretty sweet.

    I’ve been discussing that with a friend. She used to think that about him (even I did). I guess that happens because he does look like the typical high school jock/university fraternity jerk and we tend to think he’s like that in real life.

    Then, when we finally have the chance to know a little bit more about him, we realize we were just judging him based on his looks.

    EDIT: KJ, are you talking about this picture?

    Because that Gucci Guilty add photoshopped his chest hair into a perfect twirling pattern (that made me laugh).

  21. bunny says:

    Sorry, I don’t like guys who are prettier than me….I like guys who are a little rough around the edges.

  22. KJ says:

    @EVE – Nah it’s an older picture, like a few years ago maybe. It’s not TOO much, like Tom Selleck, but not like Captain America either, that is to say non-existent.

    @KC –

    I forgot about the losers. He was the best part that movie by far.

  23. Eve says:

    @ KJ:

    The link I posted is for an older picture*, then I added the comment about the Gucci Guilty add so maybe you thought I had posted the picture for the add.

    *The picture is of Evans in a pool, wearing cargo shorts, smiling while looking down…and showing natural chest hair. I especially like the treasure trail in that picture, he he he…*raises eyebrows repeatedly like Bugs Bunny*

  24. Amanda G says:

    I’ve had a crush on him since Not Another Teen Movie! Hot!

  25. RHONYC says:

    i really like this kid. my fiance & think he’s hilarious. he was great in ‘The Losers’ & ‘Scott Pilgrim’.

    i get the sunset/waterfalls thing. i am mesmerized by those wonders as well, streams too.

    nature is awesome! ;-)

  26. lw says:

    i think it’s his hair i don’t like. otherwise, he’s fine.

  27. I Choose Me says:

    Don’t like the cover but hell yeah to hot! Plus he always comes off as super sweet to me. Perhaps a dude’s dude like you said but also, imo, a gentleman. I also think he’s underrated as an actor. He can do funny but he’s also really good in dramatic roles. Sunshine anyone?

    Love him.

  28. TXCinderella says:

    Loved him in The Nanny Diaries. He’s pretty-hot!

  29. dj says:

    In closer photos he has the most intense eyelashes and blue eyes ever. His eyelashes are really thick and I would totally fall for him staring into his eyes talking to him for awhile. Yum!

  30. Mouse says:

    Blech, not attracted to this dude at all.

  31. Taco lover says:

    Who the hell is he?!

  32. whitedaisy says:

    He is my number one.

  33. Nikki Girl says:

    Odd pictures of him, bad outfit in the GQ cover buuuuuuuuut…totally love him. I think he seems very down-to-earth and nice. And he’s insanely, deliciously hot. Yes please.