Yesterday, I talked about the drunkening of Chris Evans, who has been partying his chunk butt (thanks, Kaiser) off during the Age of Ultron tour. Evans is still beloved by fans and still a fragile creature. But he’s drinking on the job, and perhaps the alcohol is revealing his true personality. I don’t doubt that all of the Avengers are enjoying the occasional shot, but Evans has been acting wasted. Some people are content to watch Evans turn into Happy Fun Guy instead of Neurotic Downer Guy. He’s acting unprofessional at best.
Things got worse during an interview with Digital Spy where Evans and Jeremy Renner act like a couple of sexist tools. (These two hit bars together sometimes, so it was a bad idea for Marvel to pair them.) The journo asked what they thought of Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow coupling up with Bruce Banner/The Hulk in this movie. Their responses were awful.
Kids watch these interviews, and here’s Captain America and Hawkeye tossing sexiest slurs around. Renner calls Black Widow a “slut,” and Evans doesn’t only laugh like it’s the funniest joke in the world. Evans happily admits that he would have given the same answer. But he would have used the word “wh0re” instead! Evans knows kids look up to him. Drunkface don’t care. Here’s the transcript and video:
Journo: “Fans were pretty invested in the idea that Natasha was with either of you guys. And now she’s with Bruce.”
Renner: “She’s a slut.”
Evans: “AHHAHAHAHHA. [left boob grab] I was gonna say something along those lines. A complete wh0re.”
Renner: “A trick, man.”
Journo: “Whatever movie it is, she’ll just be the sidekick?”
Evans: “Right, just flirting with everybody.”
Renner: “She has a prosthetic leg anyway.”
Evans: “HEHHHAAH. Leading everybody on.”
[From Digital Spy on YouTube]
So … all a joke? Jokes can still be sexist. This is pretty gross. I’m struck with how comfortably Evans and Renner toss “wh0re” around like it ain’t no thing. Neither of them displays any awareness of how inappropriately they’re behaving, but I’m more disappointed with Evans. Renner’s always seemed a little shady (even before his divorce mess) to me. Both of them know better, especially in front of kids and BETTY WHITE. Ugh, fake Evans faked it until drunk Evans came out to play.
P.S. Did you know that the Evans beard has a Twitter account? The beard just tweeted, “I spend most of my time very close to @ChrisEvans mouth and can confirm that dumb sh*t comes out of it sometimes. I’ve had a word with him.”
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & WENN