Chris Evans dreads bulking up for ‘Cap 2’: “How does Hugh Jackman do it?”

Chris Evans

Who’s up for another weird and oddly neurotic Chris Evans interview? Me! Actually, he’s getting much better at this sort of thing, and the TIFF interviews are still filtering out to various film sites. What is clear is that the therapy has worked wonders, and Chris is no longer freaking out and panicking during interviews because he’s actually enjoying himself now. Like, he’s having a huge amount of fun with promoting his movies because he’s very proud of them, and he’s also very excited that he’s not having meltdowns during press conferences. Now there’s no hope for containing this dude’s enthusiasm, which is very strange to behold.

However, it’s not all roses and sunshine. In fairly short order, Chris will have to start training again to regain his Captain America physique (wax those nips, baby!) because part two (subtitled Winter’s Soldier) will start filming in less than half a year, and he’s not exactly looking forward to killing himself for hours every day in the gym. Chris will probably also be required to guzzle protein shakes while he’s training, which means that he’s going to be quite the smelly guy for awhile. Poor Minka Kelly, right? She’ll get over it, I’m sure.

Seriously though, Chris is otherwise thrilled to continue with the Avengers and Cap sequels, and he’s even hoping to make a cameo in Thor 2. Who is this guy? Oh, and Chris explains his newfound fondness for sunglasses, which kind of make him look douchey, but he likes them, so let’s go with it:

Chris Evans

Why he did The Iceman: “It was just the opposite of what i had just come off of. You play a certain type of character for a certain amount of time and you kind of just want to find something different and unique. I played Cap for almost a year straight. I went right from Captain America to The Avengers and I was like, ‘I need variety. I need something different.’ And this was that.”

On Snowpiercer with Ed Harris and Tilda(!): “It’s a different type of movie and why not take some risks? Why not take some chances? I don’t want to do what’s been done before. Let’s take some risks! Let’s try to do what’s different. If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. But if it does work, that’s special. That’s what movies are about.”

Will Cap cameo in Thor 2? “[Chris] Hemsworth and I even talked about that. I would love to do a little thing in Thor 2. It is obviously going to be tricky trying to work out the plot, the reason why I am not there to help him, and why he is not there to help me. But the best thing about Marvel is that, like I said, the movies were so good and we had such a good time making them.”

On regaining that hot bod: “I’ve lost it all right now. It’s gonna be at least two months of training. I am not looking forward to it. I mean, I like going to the gym, but these are not gym sessions buddy. You don’t even know dude. I’m puking at these gym sessions. It’s two hours every day and it’s brutal man. I don’t do a lot of cardio because I’m not trying to lose weight, but gain weight. But, it’s big weights and you’re just so long. You’ll be working out and you’ll be, ‘How long have I been here? Only 35 min? I still have another hour here.’ And you just leave the gym unable to move. You just know you have to do it tomorrow. It’s a chore.” At just 31, Evans is realizing all that lifting isn’t as easy as it used to be. Evans laughs noting, “Things are [already] clicking and I’m sore. ‘How am I gonna do this?’ How does Hugh Jackman? How does he do it? How does a guy in 40’s get that big?” When I suggest perhaps its Jackman’s Aussie genes Evans retorts, “Talk to Hemsworth he’s a creation.”

Beard & sunglasses = master of disguise: “If something I want to do is outside – meaning – you can’t wear sunglasses inside or you’re a [expletive]. So, if it’s outside I can wear sunglasses and get away with it. If what I’m doing is like inside and I have to take my sunglasses off? It’s a little bit tricky. It’s amazing the difference between sunglasses on and off. You’d be surprised. Sunglasses on? You can go under the radar. Sunglasses off? It just takes a glance and [you can see someone going] ‘I think I…? Oh, that’s the…’ And then it’s over.”

[From Collider and Hitfix]

Some of you have commented upon Chris’ tendency (which is rather muted in these excerpts) to — for lack of a better term — curse like a sailor, and the progression in some of the comments is that Chris isn’t getting called out for his potty mouth in the same way that, say Kristen Stewart does (i.e., when she talked about her “f–king boyfriend.”) Some of you may disagree, but I don’t see this as a gender disparity. After all, my own mouth could use a good washing out on a daily basis, so I’m not about to say that “ladies” shouldn’t say naughty words. What I do think is going on here is that Chris seems to speak without much of a filter and naturally leans towards the profane. It’s not something that he’s doing to make an impression, unlike Kristen and her Hardcore Badge of Honor known as her middle finger.

Chris Evans

Chris Evans

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  1. Tiffany27 says:

    The sunglasses can come off a bit douchey sometimes, but I think that’s for anyone with sunglasses. I’m sad he’s going to have to lose the beard and chest hair for Cap, not the muscles. I don’t even like muscles but I would climb that man like a spider monkey.

    • autumndaze says:

      I really appreciate his openness about his anxiety, too. So many people ineffectively try to deal with it alone.

  2. Sandy says:

    I dunno – to me, he’s ridiculously handsome in movies, but not at all in real life red carpets or whatever.

    • Maggie says:

      Agree 100%! To me he always looks like he needs a good wash, even when he’s all dressed up. On the big screen he looks totally hot though.

  3. nate says:

    “Chris seems to speak without much of a filter and naturally leans towards the profane. It’s not something that he’s doing to make an impression, unlike Kristen and her Hardcore Badge of Honor known as her middle finger.” THIS!!!!11!!!1one

  4. V4Real says:

    This is info I posted yesterday in case you missed it or even care for that matter. LOL. Chris Evans will be at the Boston Film Festival starting 9/20/9/24. It’s open for public attendance for $300. It’s being held at Theatre 1 at the Revere Hotel Boston Common. He’s there to promote Strangehold which is about the Boston Strangler in which Chris voices for the director. So if you’re not far away and would like a chance to meet him I suggest heading down to the festival. I live in NY and have drove to Boston many times but I’m going to sit this one out. I perfer to admire him from a distance and keep him locked away in my fantasies. Plus that girl might be there; you know the one I mean; and I might be tempted to cause her bodily harm, not really but she would catch a stare down. BTW, Chris is super hot no matter how neurotic he may be. I love a man with flaws.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      $300 for the BFF or just to attend that one screening?

      I love his interviews. He always seems so off-the-chain.

      • V4Real says:

        The 300 may be for the entire festival but you can purchase individul tickets for each film. Chris will definetly be there closing night which is September 24th. The movie he’s promoting starts at 6:45pm that evening. Here’s the link.

      • LucyOriginal says:

        @TheOriginalKitten: It’s cheap considering you have access to all movies. Last year one gala screening + dinner reception at NYFF was 250 dollars. Buy your tickets for individual movies, each costs 9 dollars.

  5. The Original Mia says:

    Aww…he sounds less neurotic. I’m rather pleased he’ll have to do the extensive training. His ass was a wonder in his Cap uniform. Grr… Get it, Minka!

  6. Jenna says:

    I see that bitch in that pic feeling on his abs! Hands off, missy!

    And while he may not enjoy bulking up, I SURE do love seeing it. Oh, my Captain Sexy. Unf.

  7. danielle says:

    That was a pretty cute interview. How does Hugh Jackman do it?! Lol!!!

  8. ramona says:

    Love the suit.

  9. Nancy says:

    I freakin love this guy!

  10. LucyOriginal says:

    What surprises me is that Eve has not commented yet, 🙂

  11. Rachel says:

    I like that he admits how hard it is to get in that kind of shape and maintain it.

    I’ve never really noticed his potty mouth. Probably because I have a pretty bad potty mouth myself, so I don’t pay attention to stuff like that.

  12. Tommy says:

    Since when do protein shakes make you smelly? I’ve been drinking whey protein after I lift for about a year now on the regular and I’ve never heard any such nonsense.