Chris Evans is a total Dorito, according to Robert Downey Jr.

Chris Evans

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a neurotic interview from Chris Evans. This post won’t deliver by 2012 Evans standards, but I’m determined to try. Chris promoted Avengers: Age of Ultron at Comic Con last week. A strange thing happened. Robert Downey Jr. embraced Evans and called him “Dorito.” Then he did it again. Chris thought it was funny, but I needed to Google the origin of the joke. It’s actually a very silly explanation. Io9 has details of how Evans’ Captain America costume makes him look like a Dorito. Once you see it, you can’t unsee it.

Chris has done a few new interviews. He spoke with Collider about Snowpiercer and gushes about Tilda Swinton’s magnificence. He also did an interview about Ultron for Chris has decided that he loves Marvel again. That’s what he thinks this week anyway. Dude is gushing like he’s worried about his job:

On Age of Ultron & character bonding: “We start out as a team. The first movie, you have to establish the kid of team dynamic but with this movie we get to hit the ground running. We’re already a group, we’re already a team dynamic and [Ultron] throws a bit of a wrench in the works.”

How he wants to go incognito at SDCC: “I would go with whatever covered my face. Maybe a nice Darth Vader mask or a Storm Trooper.”

How much does he appreciate his Cap role? “Oh, how long’s the interview, man? In every way possible. It’s personal, emotional … I was apprehensive jumping on board but in retrospect it was the best decision of my life. It’s afforded me a lot of creative opportunities outside of the Marvel franchise and it’s afforded me a lot of opportunities to learn and grow as an actor and as a person and it’s endless, really.”

What makes it worth returning? “Knowing that it’s going to be a good movie. Honestly, if you were a part of a franchise and you weren’t proud of the initial product and you realized early on that these would be continuous products, nothing more, which I think we’ve all seen in terms of franchises, it would lose its luster and you’d have a hard time as an actor gearing up again. But working for Marvel, you feel supremely confident that you’re making something fantastic that people are going to love. And it just, as an actor, it makes you excited and it makes you eager to jump back in and do the best work you can do because you know they’re going to do the best work they can do.”

Give us Ultron Cap details already: “That’s going to be a tougher one to answer without giving stuff away. He is a soldier, so he does look for a higher structure, you know? A chain of command. And now that S.H.I.E.L.D. is disbanded, The Avengers are leaning on one another without a boss to report to. So he is looking for a sense of home in a way … I can’t give anymore. If I give anymore, I’m going to get in trouble!”


What do you think of this change in attitude? Chris is giving me whiplash. He’s gone back and forth about how his heart isn’t in superhero films before backtracking. He announced his retirement from acting before taking that back too. Chris makes an amazing Captain America. He’s terribly talented, and his own conflicted psyche makes him perfect for the role. Just make up your mind, dude.

I couldn’t resist popping a few Sebastian Stan photos into this post. Us Weekly just reported that Stan has a new actress girlfriend. The fangirls won’t like that one bit.

Sebastian Stan

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & WENN

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  1. Eve says:

    I’d eat it — both the snack and Evans, or Evans covered in Doritos, or just a tiny Doritos tortilla strategically placed on top of his _____________ (you choose).

    • Britt says:


    • V4Real says:

      I was wondering why RDJ kept calling him that, now it makes sense. RDJ and Chris really seems to like each other and I will make a Dorito sandwich out of both of them.

      • MonicaQ says:

        Apparently Chris Evans had a panic attack promoting Fantastic Four and a ComicCon(I’d have a panic attack promoting that pile of junk too) and ran backstage into RDJ who calmed him down. Ever sense then, they’ve been great friends.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I’d like to dip that Dorito in my ______.

        Also, I had the most amazing sex dream about RDJ a few weeks ago.

        It changed me, man….

      • V4Real says:

        @Monica yes I know about that. Chris has often spoke about how Downey helped him with that. But I love how you said ran into RDJ and he calmed him down. How romantic I feel a fanfiction coming on.

        @TOK. Dreaming about my hubby huh. Don’t make me come after your ass; you know I frequent Boston quite often.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        It was so real that I woke up depressed. I wanted to cry like Gosling after sex.

        On my walk to work that morning I actually thought “V4Real’s gonna be real mad. RDJ dream-cheated on her.”

        ..and that’s when I realized that I truly spend way, WAY too much time on this site.

      • Eve says:

        @ O’Kitten:

        I once had a super realistic sex dream with Eric Bana (I think I mentioned it here). I’ve already had three dreams (in total) with him — but in two of them he was just a boyfriend and his name was “Dario” (don’t ask me, I haven’t the faintest idea why).

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Did you start to wonder if you were in love with Dario?

        Because I woke up thinking RDJ is my destiny.

        Not in a scary-stalkerish way but in a why-can’t-this-be-real way. Why can’t real-life dudes be as interesting, funny, quirky, and as good at dream-sex as RDJ?

        Alas, the dismal reality is that I’m surrounded by *Boston dude-guys* and frat types.

        Actually, Evans is a bit of a Boston dude-guy, but he’s hot so he can get away with it…

      • Eve says:

        Re: Dario thing — I don’t even know anyone (in real life) with that name!…I’m telling you, it was weird (it happened two nights in a row). Eric Bana’s face and body but his name was Dario and he was my boyfriend.

        “Not in a scary-stalkerish way but in a why-can’t-this-be-real way. Why can’t real-life dudes be as interesting, funny, quirky, and as good at dream-sex as RDJ?”

        Let’s not forget he’s also a cat guy.

      • V4Real says:

        Damn if you woke up crying from having sex in a dream with him, his actual wife must have a complete breakdown when he’s done with her. Yep my hubby is so good that he can even please woman in their dreams. Kitten you may never be the same again.

        But I get what you mean about spending so much time on this site. Even when I wasn’t posting I still lurked. When I read or hear about a certain popular celeb on this site I immediately think of the posters who like or strongly dislike a certain star.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Eve you’re killing me.. That is so cute!!

        According to Google, Dario means “rich”. Were you having money troubles at the time?

        I wish I could lucid-dream. I’d be sex-dreaming about Garrett, Hardy, and RDJ all the time.

      • Eve says:


        There’s a Tumblr post (which consists in a number of .gifs put together) showing him talking about cats in several interviews but I can’t find it anymore.

        Re: Dario — not that I remember…Ooooooh, maybe that means I’ll settle down with a rich dude!

        I wish I could lucid-dream, too. Super jealous of those who can do it. My lucid-dream wish list at present:

        Joel Kinnaman, Joel Kinnaman as RoboCop, Oscar Isaac, Ramin Djawadi (the Game of Thrones’s soundtrack composer), Chris Evans, Idris Elba (NOT talking about himself in the third person), Cillian Murphy and Takeshi Kaneshiro.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        What? Find that link dammnit!

        I love how you have Kinnaman and Kinnaman as Robocop as two different entries.

        I just googled Ramin Djawadi. WOW. Why have I not seen him before? Hot. I highly approve of your list. You have good taste in dream-sex partners.

      • Eve says:

        I posted the link here once but really can’t remember which thread was…sorry. It’s so cute! They mixed actual interviews with scenes from movies (where he’s mentioning/even drawing a cat).

        RoboCop’s all black “suit” was the best thing in that remake (which I enjoyed very much — I thought the critics were a way too harsh on it), the visor has a red light and his robotic ass looks super sexy when he’s riding his motorcycle.

        Djawadi — you’ve never seen him before because he works behind the scenes (just a soundtrack composer — and one of my imaginary boyfriends, of course). By the way, I found this:

      • V4Real says:

        I have also had a few sex dreams. RDJ but of course, Chris Hemsworth, Matt Bomer, Joe M.from True Blood, Ben Affleck and rapper T. I I really don’t know how that one happened.

        And Kitten I get it; my sex dream about T.I. made me totally want him when in reality he had never pinged my radar before that dream.

        BTW thanks for finally admitting you wanna bang my hubby. Your next dream is going to be a nightmare because it will be starring me with a shank in my hand.

      • V4Real says:

        Oh and RDJ loves cats as well. He has two recuse cats and has talked about and showed pics of them in interviews. Don’t that make you like him more….

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        *raises hand*
        My lucid dream list: Wilem Defoe, Liam Neeson, Henry Cavill as long as he doesn’t say anything, Jude Law if he’s scruffy, Tom Hardy and Marie Cotillard because of course.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      Eve!! Hi!! Re: Chris Evans….Mmmm….I get it, I get it, I get it now. He is delicious, & I just love a man with anxiety issues (so he won’t flip the hell out when I have a panic attack).

      How have you been, young lady? :-}

      • Eve says:

        I don’t love a man with anxiety issues (I have enough anxiety issues of my own — and they’re baaaaaad, I mean “prescription medication” bad) and chances are that if you have a panic attack he’ll panic right along with you.

        But he’s just so pretty, isn’t he? I mean, look at that.

        I haven’t been at my best lately, let’s just say that. But I decided to lurk around and when I do that, sometimes — even against my better judgement — I can’t avoid commenting on a post.

        P.S.: The other reason for me to post is that I need to practice my English. Every time I stay away from the internet, I notice I have trouble finding/remembering certain words and expressions when writing a sentence/formulating a thought.

        For instance: I’m not sure “formulating a thought” makes any sense (or the sense I want it to make).

      • EscapedConvent says:

        Eve, I’m kind of surprised to hear that, because your English has always sounded perfect to me. I can tell, almost always, when someone isn’t a native speaker (because I worked for many years with international & ESL students) and nothing in your writing gives away that you aren’t a native speaker.

        I wouldn’t worry about that at all!

        And I know what you mean about lurking & posting. I haven’t posted in a while except to say hello to some people here, but yesterday I was seized suddenly with the impulse to pummel Justin Bieber, so I came out of hiding for that.

        Another thought: Sometimes when I feel awful, I watch What About Bob? & Ghostbusters. It’s not for everyone, but it seems to help when I do. :-o

      • EscapedConvent says:


        Ooops, I forgot something. Re: a man with panic attacks. I thought it might be kind of romantic for a couple with anxiety attacks to comfort each other when the other is having one.
        Ha! Ridiculous, I know.

        But I still wouldn’t mind talking Chris Evans down from a panic attack. I would hide the Leonard Cohen albums for a few hours, & then I would give him chocolate.

      • V4Real says:

        @Eve from reading your comments no one would know that you’re still working on your English. Aww hell, your English is better than mine. Like B. Willis once said “I speak two languages, English and really bad English.

      • Eve says:

        @ EsCon and V4Real:

        I think sometimes I TOTALLY sound like an ESL student — which I am, after all. I don’t go to a course or take classes anymore but I consider this (reading internet news and gossip blogs and having conversations) a constant learning process. And I welcome corrections.

        @ EsCon:

        Speaking of Cohen…haven’t listened to him in a long time (have mostly listened to soundtracks lately, even the ones from shows I don’t watch like Game of Thrones — although I did fall in love with its composer, Ramin Djawadi).

      • EscapedConvent says:


        I listen to soundtracks a LOT. That’s funny. Angels in America, Babel, Brokeback Mountain…that’s how I discovered Gustavo Santaollala & Daniel Lanois. Soundtracks are the most wonderful things. I don’t watch Game of Thrones either, but their theme music is fantastic. If you like this composer, I’m going to check it.

      • Eve says:

        @ EsCon:

        Actually, I should warn you that his soundtrack for Game of Thrones is the “odd man out” — most of his soundtracks are heavily guitar based (like the one for the first Iron Man and my favourite: Pacific Rim). To be perfectly honest, his soundtracks are great but there’s also a “hormonal component” to my crush: the man is super cute.

      • EscapedConvent says:


        Well then, I ~have~ to check him out!!

      • Eve says:

        @ EsCon:

        I posted a link to an article about him (above — in my reply to O’Kitten).

      • EscapedConvent says:


        I love the cello. This theme music is so great, so wonderfully dramatic. I’ll be listening to some more of his music.

        For you:

      • Eve says:

        Thank you, dear.


      • EscapedConvent says:


        It’s my pleasure. :–}

    • Jenna says:

      Ditto. I love me some Doritos.

  2. Lara K says:

    I love him in movies, but yeah, hard to pin down his personality off screen. Better than no personality though…

  3. BangersandMash says:

    I don’t get him anymore!! He’s pushing it away with one hand and grabbing on tight with the other. He’s like ‘a guy’ who’s in a relationship that he doesn’t feel comfortable in and then when you say, ‘Ok, I’ll leave, then. Be done with this!’ He panics and starts actively taking you back

    • T.C. says:

      He seems to have a love hate relationship with comic book movies. When he remembers that it allows him to do indies he loves it again.

      • lunchcoma says:

        I think that might be at the heart of it, T.C. When the indie rewards don’t look like they’re shaking out, as they did last year when Weinstein was threatening to butcher Snowpiercer, maybe it doesn’t seem worth it. When the movie gets a release, everyone says it could have been a hit if handled right, and his performance is praised, the work for Marvel seems worth it.

      • Dutch says:

        There’s also the part in the process in the film that makes the difference for him as well. He’s shooting, so he’s in that creative, fun, “I can’t believe I get paid to do this phase.” When he’s promoting the finished product he’s having to discuss his performance — which makes him skittish — and also in pre-production mode for whatever which also means a lot of time in the gym keeping his Dorito-ish figure, which has to be soul crushing in some ways.

  4. Lilacflowers says:

    Yes, my yummy super secret husband is also a snack food. Hands off my Dorito, RDJ!

    • JennySerenity says:

      BedHead, where do you come up with this stuff? “Dorito” is hysterical. You’re right, once I went to the link, I can never unsee it. Hysterical. And Lilac- step away from the chips.

      I thought Snowpiercer was brilliant and entertaining. Tilda is amazing, and no spoilers, but Allison Pill’s cameo was the bomb.

      I would definitely be the dip (or dipsh-t, for those who know me) for Chris Evans Dorito ANY day.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        JennySerenity, I’m nowhere near any actual chips. And I agree about Allison Pill.

  5. Kali says:

    Awwww, someone got a gold star in their media training!

    If that is Sebastian’s girlfriend, she’s really cute!

    • Courtney says:

      hahahaha. love that!

      • Kali says:

        Hhahahah I’m just glad that Sebastian appears to be seeing someone. I’ve had a raging crush since “Winter Soldier” and I’m just not able to crush on an attached dude. This will really help my work productivity ;)

    • Sunny says:

      I like Chris Evans. He seems smart and nice. Chris has a certain earnestness that makes him perfect for Captain America.

      I agree he has talent but I think he has deep existential angst over whether to be a movie star or an actor. Jesus, you can be both- see RDJ for example.

      I am so into Sebastian Stan. It is not even funny. I have been a fan since Gossip Girl(terrible, I know). Have you seen him on the series Political Animals? The special series from a few years back, about an american political dynasty/family was a little too on the nose Clinton but Stan’s depiction of the couple’s gay addict son was very good.

      Sexy, sexy Stan.

      • Kali says:

        Hhaha I can’t judge for “Gossip Girl” at all!! I’m more of a “love me, love my taste in a wide range of awesome to awesomely terrible pop-culture” type person. I’ll have to check out “Political Animals”, I do love a good political drama. Have you seen “Kings”? If so, was it any good? I know it only made one season which doesn’t exactly bode well for the 7-8 hour time investment.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        YES! That’s where he’s from! Gossip Girl. I knew he looked familiar.

    • Sunny says:

      @Kali Kings is a terrific drama. It is loosely based on King David’s story from the bible but updated for modern times. The language is archaic and the style is more high drama. It actually reminded me of Baz Lurhmann’s Romeo and Juliet(but less garish and excessive- modern without being technicolor).

      I can get why Kings didn’t find an audience despite having excellent performances. If you can get behind a show with such an offbeat premise, I say for sure watch it.

      Stan is very good in his role. He really has an ability to tap in to the damaged, angry, wounded characters.

      p.s. Love your love me, love my state policy.

      • Kali says:

        Oh man, any similarity to Baz Luhrmann is a way to burrow into my cold black heart ;) “Kings” has shot up to the top of the list! Thanks for the review :)

  6. MonicaQ says:

    That is one doritio I would get my crunch on with, I’m not even going to front.

    I guess since now you can see the end (with the new comics Falcon becoming Captain America and the movies setting up for either Bucky or Falcon to take the shield at some point), makes you nostalgic. I had a lot of awful days in marching band, walked out a few times, but when graduation day came, I realized I was going to miss performing and more importantly, the family I made. So I guess he’s at that point or I’m projecting.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      He has two more movies on his Marvel contract and the movies don’t follow the recent comics. They have 70 years of stories with this character they can use and others in the comics have taken over as Captain America before.

      • MonicaQ says:

        Oh yeah, everyone from Storm to Nova man has been “Captain America” and I think that’s the beauty of the character. (Kind of like Thor in the “If they be worthy…” sense) The idea though is the marketing. All the characters exist in a “different” universe than Marvel 616 (the “main universe”) but you best believe they will want to cash in on that new reader fan base. Comics had been dying a slow death after the 90s and these movies gave it a shot in the arm again so I wouldn’t be surprised to see something like a mini Civil War (which thanks Fox for not letting *that* happen) or something similar.

  7. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I hate all these superhero action cartoon movies. They bore me to bits. It seems as if they’ve taken over.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      I’m right there with you GoodNames….boring, and repetitive…In my book, if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all! Thats why I’m looking forward to Gone Girl…an actual story, no aliens, no explosions, no costumes….

      • Lilacflowers says:

        For a non-comic book movie without silly costumes, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, and Daniel Bruehl in “A Most Wanted Man.” Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” is an interesting experiment in film. And Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo’s “Begin Again” is pleasant, even though Adam Levine is his douche-y self in it.

    • Kiddo says:

      I don’t hate them, but some variety in genre and/or space in between production and release of them would be nice.

      • Lady Macbeth (Hiddles F.) says:

        Same for me. I don’t hate them but…other genres too thrown in the middle?

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Me too. I find them so boring.
      I usually only watch for the hot man candy and even then, it’s always a rental, never theater-worthy.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree – there are way too many and I just can’t get into all the Marvel stuff. Especially the reboot of Spiderman just years after the other one.
      I only really liked the Dark Knight trilogy, and I am looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy. I didn’t even find the Avengers that amazing.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        YES! I was going to add that The Dark Knight trilogy was in a league of its own. I loved that series.
        But the rest-meh.

      • Eve says:

        Spiderman’s reboot just years after Sam Raimi’s trilogy ended isn’t exactly Marvel’s fault. Marvel lost the rights to Spider-Man ages ago (sold off to Sony, same with X-Men to Fox).

        Sony has owned the rights to the character (in movies) ever since but they’re about to expire UNLESS they did something — anything, actually — with the character before the end of 2012 or 2013, I’m not sure (otherwise it would go back to Marvel).

      • V4Real says:

        @ Eve I think that’s why Fox is doing that Fantastic Four reboot. They don’t want the rights to revert back to Marvel.

        And even though I’m a huge fan of the comic book movies I think I have started to overdose on all the new stuff they have planned for the future. I think they’re getting a bit over zealous due to all the success and eventually it will backfite on them.

      • Eve says:

        @ V4Real:

        I haven’t OD’ed on comic movies yet (although I missed the last X-Men movie in the theaters). In fact, they’re one of the few things that make me happy nowadays so…I’ll keep watching them and throwing my money at Marvel :)

      • Eve says:

        *comic book based movies.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        I confess that I enjoy the Marvel movies. They’re light-weight escapism, which I periodically need, and the male eye-candy is delicious. TDW may have been an editing mess but with Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Zach Levi, Stellan Skarsgaard, and Chris O’Dowd to look at, I was happy. I get to see more than the average share of non-comic book films that are high quality so I think it balances out. Saw Guardians of the Galaxy last night and found its send-up of and references to dozens of other films hilarious, though the film itself had a rather predictable story arc and the lovely Lee Pace was buried under way too much goopy make-up. I did notice that Marvel is actually re-cycling sets as I recognized Heimdahl’s entryway and the doorway to the Asgard dungeon from TDW.

      • Kate2 says:

        I’m with you, Lilac. I enjoy them quite a bit. They’re fun, brainless and engaging. Doesn’t mean I don’t like heavier fare but when I’m looking for something to take my mind off the monotony and stress of the work week, I enjoy them quite a bit. I think they’re also very well done production-wise and well acted. They’ve pulled some really good talent for these movies so no complaints from me.

        But as we’ve all said many times before, art is subjective so I get it if others aren’t into them. None of my friends are.

  8. Farah says:

    Stan is dating FauxAmanda from Revenge, which stars Emily Van Camp (another CW:WS actor) funnily enough.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I seen her in a couple of things, she is really pretty.

      I think maybe someone at the studio said to him “you have start sounding a little more appreciative!”

    • Kori says:

      I wonder if she introduced them. As a Once Upon A Time fan I was sad he broke up with Jennifer Morrison though.

  9. B says:

    Oh great, I have 15 minutes to get out of bed and now my stomach is already growling for Doritos, which I haven’t had in ages…

  10. Talie says:

    Now that ScarJo is on the rise, he may have to worry that they put Cap on the backburner in favor of a Black Widow movie.

    • Kali says:

      With Kevin Feige’s recent comments, it sounds like it’s going to be a very long time before we get a solo female superhero movie, let alone a Black Widow movie.

      I’d personally love a Black Widow “origin” movie. Soviet spy shenanigans? Yes please!!

      • Lady Macbeth (Hiddles F.) says:

        Not really a fan of Black Widow, but I agree with most comments under the link you posted, a female superhero movie is long overdue. IMHO… that’s. not. going. to. happen. EVAAAARRRR… HW is too sexist :/

    • Hmmm says:

      I am fine with ScarJo’s role being reduced in future Marvel movies. She is totally unbelievable as Black Widow.

      • Kali says:

        I actually quite like her now in the role but it was a case of her growing on me, you know? I do always wonder what Emily Blunt would’ve done with the role, apparently she turned it down.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        If only Lucy Lawless was still interested in kicking ass & taking names. She was my superhero.

      • Kali says:

        @EscapedConvent: She’s on the upcoming season of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”. I’m holding out hope that she’s going to be an Asgardian (maybe some kind of mentor to Sif? One can dream…).

      • Algernon says:


        They announced Lucy Lawless’s role at Comic Con. She’s playing a SHIELD agent.

        I wish Sif would get a TV show! Just have her adventuring around the universe, fighting monsters every week.

      • Kali says:

        @Algernon: Thanks for that! 😄 I don’t know how I missed that in my Comic-Con news stalking!! Oh wait, yes I do. By seething in jealousy at all my friends that managed to get tickets AND make it to the Marvel panel….

      • Lilacflowers says:

        No TV show for Sif but Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter is getting her own show.

      • EscapedConvent says:


        Thanks for that! I haven’t seen Lucy Lawless in anything for years & wondered if she was still working. Yes, an Asgardian would be cool. Well, I’m glad to hear she’s starting a new show.

  11. Hmmm says:

    Can’t wait for Avengers 2. The cast was super cute at ComicCon. I think the audience gave a standing ovation when they showed the trailer. Looks like Joss did it again :-)

    • Lilacflowers says:

      The cast always seems like they’re in the middle of a party. There seems to be a lot of affection between them all.

    • aquarius64 says:

      I read some of the premise for Age of Ultron (Avengers 2). Fighting an army with its leaders having a grudge against its maker (Stark), playing mind games to tear the team apart, wants to dominate or erase humanity. On many levels it’s a rehash of the first Avengers movie.

  12. Courtney says:

    I’d hit them both.

  13. eliza says:

    I ♥ Doritos. Meh on Evans.

  14. LAK says:

    or having directed his first feature [premiering at Toronto this september] he finally appreciates the work that goes into something like the AVENGERS.

  15. adrien says:

    Snowpiercer. Most disappointing movie I’ve seen this year. I now understand why Harvey Weinstein wanted to release a different version of the film. It feels like an overwrought Wachowski Brothers film.

    • Hmmm says:

      I didn’t get the hype about Snowpiercer either. And Evans is not a character actor, he was good in Avengers but when he has to carry a movie you can see his limits as a performer. Maybe this is why he wants to move onto directing.

      • videli says:

        I liked the Snowpiercer, but I almost laughed at his delivery. Boy can swing an axe, but when it came to emotionally heavy dialogue he looked mid-fart or in pain.

      • Chris says:

        It was an action movie not a character driven piece. Although for an action movie it had a diverse range of interesting characters. I liked it and rate it about 6/10. But I’ve literally just come home from seeing it, like half an hour ago, so I’m still processing it. The fight scene with those masked guys was well done and the school room scene was pretty funny.

    • Tiffany27 says:

      Really? That’s disappointing. I had only heard good things about Snowpiercer.

      • Eve says:

        @ Tiffany27:

        Watch the movie and decide for yourself. I, for one, loved it.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        I liked it too. And the 85 year old woman I brought with me – who has seen just about everything since the early 30s – loved it.

      • Camil says:

        And Tilda Swinton is amazing as Mason!!

      • jen d. says:

        You know what? I loved it. I wasn’t a fan of him before, but the movie made me a fan. Different strokes. You might like it – give it a try. And like Camil said, Tilda Swinton was amazing. That being said, she’s amazing in everything, so no surprises there.

      • Irishae says:

        I agree with all these replies and ended up liking him more as an actor after watching Snowpiercer. I thought it was both an entertaining and conceptually interesting film.

      • Maria of MD says:

        I enjoyed it too. It’s a daring piece of work.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Kang Ho Song turned in an interesting performance too.

    • V4Real says:

      I really enjoyed Snowpiecer and thought Evans acting was just fine. You guys should check out Puncture and Sunshine, he has talent as an actor.

      • Irishae says:

        Love, love, love Sunshine! A sci-fi movie that should have gotten a wide release, which I’m pretty sure it didn’t. One of those gems that can usually be found lurking on Amazon Prime, Netflix, etc.

      • Kali says:

        @V4Real: Have you seen “The Iceman”? Chris only has a small role in it but he’s really really good. Completely holds his own against Michael Shannon which I can’t imagine would be easy for any actor.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        I saw “The Iceman”. Chilling (no pun intended, seriously) scenes between them. That’s Shannon’s usual schtick but Chris made it work too.

    • jammypants says:

      I found it overrated as well.

    • YES. I came here explicitly to comment on Snowpiercer and finallyfound an existing thread, yay! I get what they were trying to do, but it did not come off well.

      It was as unsubtle and heavy handed as a sanctimonious relative who comes to dinner and spends the entire time proselytising about his or her “cause”. ENOUGH.

      Here is what I took away from Snowpiercer.

      – Tilda Swinton will always stand out in whatever she does as The One Good Thing, because she is amazing.

      – Ed Harris is still really hot, and totally bangable.

      – Character development is NOT OPTIONAL, no matter how “arty” your film might try to be.

      – Whomever wrote the line “I hate that I know what humans taste like, and I hate that I know that babies taste better than adults” should have their Writer’s Guild membership revoked.

  16. sally says:

    Yeah, because no one EVER changes their mind about their job. Most of the people I work with say once a month they are thinking of leaving but then say they love the company or job. He makes a comment in an interview, tries to clarify it, and then reporters jump on him for being moody or contradictory. If I were him I’d say how much I hate the press’s behavior too…especially because he more than any other actor in these silly movies seems to have a target on his back (yes, I get the pun, but still true).

  17. Savanna says:

    *a while.
    My boyfriend confuses a while and awhile all the time and it drives me insane.

  18. Miss M says:

    *eating my Dorito*

  19. Algernon says:

    I think he’s finally realizing how much people love these movies/love him as Cap. He’s one celebrity who I really believe does not enjoy being famous, so I believe him when he says he gets anxious about publicity and his well-covered reasons for hesitating to join Marvel. But I think he’s beginning to see the other side of it, which is that he is involved in something that makes people really happy. If you watch the panel video from Comic Con, when Sam Jackson is talking about coming to San Diego and being “revived” by seeing how much people love the movies they make, Chris is nodding along. I think he’s learning to appreciate/enjoy that side of things.

    Plus his directorial debut just got accepted to TIFF. He has to realize that’s only possible because of his increased profile, post-Marvel. It’s opening a lot of doors for him, and I think he knows that, too.

    • Eve says:

      Totally agree.

      • kri says:

        @Eve-I must say, I had no idea that English is not your first language. It’s my native tongue, and you put me to shame. Amazing, dear! CE is very talented, and I think maybe now that he is able to branch out to directing, he feels he can breathe a bit and enjoy the Marvel ride for what it is-a huge opportunity to make serious money in front of the cameras and serious movies behind them. Also…James Spader is in Ultron. That’s all I need.

      • Eve says:

        Thank you, but you guys are making me uncomfortable (well, compliments usually make me feel that way). I’m certain I make a lot of mistakes and, as I already said above, I welcome corrections.

        Re: James Spader. I swear I ran around the house screaming when I first heard about it (and that was here, on CB!!!). I grew up watching him usually playing the antagonist (Pretty In Pink, Less Than Zero, The New Kids…) and I find him immensely talented. Really an amazing choice by Marvel.

      • kri says:

        @Eve… we must form our own Spader club. Maybe I’m Spadered Not Neutered? No. that doesn’t work. But something twisted and sexy and sibilant for our man. His voice. I watched me some vintage PIP last nite. Good stuff.

      • Eve says:

        @ Kri:

        You have to watch “Secretary” (if you haven’t already — in case you already have, watch it again).

      • Lilacflowers says:

        As for Spader, I have to wonder if, when he and Chris were talking to each other on set, if they both lapsed into their full Boston accents and rendered themselves incomprehensible to everyone else.

  20. mazomazohyst says:

    Superhusbands are real, yep. That’s all I got. That’s all I ever think of. Superhusband doritoes with a side of Pepper. Yes.

    Btw, Snowpiercer was amazing and Tilda was magnificient. I cried. So much better than Hunger Games. And I just love Chris Evans as the hero in these all-or-nothing, catastrophic scenarios. Sunshine is still the best though. :3

  21. Love HIm says:

    Love Chris Evans. He’s a good character actor. Check him out in the Ice Man…oh man, I hope he gets some good roles he can really sink his teeth into. Captain America is lame…everyone (except for 15 year old boys)knows it and Chris knows it but he also knows he can’t do good roles without some hits.