Anthony Mackie: Chris Evans needs a woman who ‘can take care of him’

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Anthony Mackie fell hard and fast from gossip grace earlier this year. He seemed like such a chill guy. The only public strike against him was a DWI a few years ago (which was a very big deal). He stayed out of legal trouble after that incident. Everyone still liked Mackie until he dissed Selma, saying “People are tired of being bombarded with race.” Then he gave a very unclassy interview about how women should serve him and “make daddy a sandwich.” So when the press found out Mackie secretly married his longtime girlfriend last December, I shrugged and ignored the story.

Mackie has a new interview with E! where he talked about Chris Evans’ love life. Maybe they’ve been talking about women together on the Cap: Civil War set:

“Chris needs a regular girl. Chris needs a girl who is just down to earth, who’s smart and that’s hard to find. Those girls are not celebrities. Those are not girls you know.

“Chris just needs a regular and down to earth smart girl. Somebody that hangs out at home and somebody that can take care of him you know because he is Captain America.

“He really loves Earth, Wind & Fire. Like we were talking one day and he put on Earth, Wind & Fire and he said it’s the best band of all time. So Chris just dances around to Earth, Wind & Fire all day. It’s really weird.”

[From E! Online]

Talk about oversharing. Does Chris Evans care that his buddy is out there chatting about his romantic ways and trying to score him a date? Because Evans also talks as if he’s Steve Rogers, but his (usual) dating habits don’t match up to those claims.

This is such a weird interview for Mackie to give, and it sounds like he wants Evans to find someone to “make daddy a sandwich” too. I’m sure Evans is simply thrilled that everyone now knows he dances to Earth, Wind & Fire at all hours. In addition to Evans’ recent spiritual video series, this information is not helping. Shush, Mackie.

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  1. Katie says:

    I am most definitely NOT in the “women should serve men” camp but I do take care of my husband and he takes care of me. He works very hard so that I only have to work part time and I take care of our home and cook dinner every night so that he doesn’t have to do that when he gets home. I truly believe that if I made as much as he does and he wanted to work just part time, we would reverse roles and neither of us would care.
    If he expected me to cater to him, I would not be okay with that at all. I think it’s all in the attitude.

    • Snazzy says:

      I’m totally with you there. It’s all about taking care of each other. I’ll be happy to make daddy a sandwich, as long as on Sunday morning daddy makes me some eggs sunny side up with toast and turkey bacon. And CE can dance around in my living room all he wants, as long as he’s naked (sorry, inappropriate, I know…)

      • marie says:

        Right on, I’m a stay at home mom, but my husband treats it like an equal partnership. It’s not his money, it’s ours. It’s not my sole job to care for the kids, I have my time too. It’s give and take, you can’t expect one person to do everything and you just go to work, come home and kick back.

      • Dani says:

        I ‘make daddy a sandwich’ every night because once the weekend comes this momma gets to sleep in on Saturday’s while he tends to the toddler. It’s all about balance.

    • Jellybean says:

      I have been with my fella for 15 years now. For the first 10 or more of those I was the primary breadwinner and kept the home whilst he worked away a lot on a job that had potential to make a lot of money, but was a bit of a risk; so similar to being the partner of an actor I guess. Whilst the risk didn’t pay off as we had hoped, he is now making good money which means I have gone part time, which is a good thing because I am suffering a bit from the stress. We have sort of taken turns looking after each other, but I always thought that was the deal when we got together.

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    It’s really hard to find a smart woman. Thank you. Excuse me while I just go try to find my way to the bathroom so I can throw up. I hope I can figure out which room the toilet is in, me being a girl and all.

    • Snazzy says:

      please … girls that perfect don’t need to throw up, or any other biological things. They just look amazing and make sandwiches

    • Boots says:

      lmao right? We all know there are no stupid, shallow guys who are in relationships for non-ethical reason.

      OH WAIT.

    • t.fanty says:

      I think that probably says more about Mackie/Evans and the company they keep, then women in general.

      Two things: one, everyone talks about how nice CE is, and he seems sweet, but I imagine he has a REALLY poor filter for the type of people he hangs out with/dates, and I imagine his idea of a smart girl is probably quite basic by the rest of the world’s standards; two, it annoys me when grown, thirty-whatever year old men, refer to women as girls. At his age, Evans needs a grown woman.

    • Artemis says:

      If you think really hard with your feeble wimin brainz, I’m sure you can do it!
      Rooting for you #girlpower

    • lucy2 says:

      Maybe if we combine all of our lady brains, we can figure it out!

      Ugh. I used to like him, but he’s got his foot in his mouth so much, it’s a wonder he can walk. And this sounds more like the “let’s say Lily Collins was a partying mess, so Captain America doesn’t look bad” stuff.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        From this story, it seems he has his foot in Anthony Mackie’s mouth.

      • lucy2 says:

        Sorry, I was talking about Mackie.
        Evans doesn’t seem to say too much, but definitely needs to stop letting his Marvel buddies speak for him, as none of them seem capable of not offending someone when they do!

    • bluedog says:

      Is anyone else getting shades of Cumberbatch? I remember that one interview with his sister, how she said Ben needed a smart woman, or something like that? Perhaps Sophie has a friend she could introduce Chris to?

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      I think it has nothing to do with a) the “girls” they meet or b) what they really want in a relationship. This whole “down to earth smart girl” crap is how they like to see themselves. I want a natural girl who likes to hang out at home. I want someone educated who’s a bit quirky (I assume that’s what the Earth Wind & Fire bit was about) and cute – like me! Please, bitch. It IS hard to meet someone who’s really compatible but not knowing yourself makes it that much harder. The reason dudes like these are single is not that the womenz aren’t smart enough, quite the opposite I would say.

      And maybe – just MAYBE – you meet smart women all the time but they pick up on this 50 Shades of Douchebro stuff immediately and RUN. Well done, “girls”.

    • Beth says:

      I always see a certain type of man making these type of comments about how it so hard to find a good woman in general, and yet they themselves never bother to pursue women for anything other than for their looks or for free sex. If you only look at women as objects, of course you will never find out how smart, funny, caring and interesting they can be.

  3. Lilacflowers says:

    I love to dance around to Earth, Wind & Fire.

  4. cr says:

    A smart woman is hard to find? Even in HW I find that to be highly unlikely.

    While I enjoy the vision of CE dancing to EW&F, Evans and Mackie are currently on the ‘please stop talking and oversharing’ list.

  5. LookyLoo says:

    Wow, looks like Marvel put out a casting call for misogynistic a-holes.

  6. Red32 says:

    What’s with Mackie? Are we sure he isn’t one of those Duck People in disguise?

  7. G says:

    He is a douche. Why would a ‘smart’ girl just want to hang around the house all day?

    Celeb blogs tend to give men way more lee way when it comes to saying stupid things. A female celeb can barely breathe and everyone is jumping down her throat. Anthony Mackie needs to be treated like a female celeb! #Equality

    • Greta says:

      I have a friend who is a published author and holds a Master’s in Literature and she’s a stay-at-home mom. I don’t see the problem. It makes her happy.

  8. FLORC says:

    2 things.
    His Cap America suit looks like it’s deflating in the last shot.
    And when I read the phrase “Can take care of him” I assumed it meant bury him in the back yard because lately his behavior has been embarrassing to Marvel.

  9. Red32 says:

    “Chris needs someone whose career doesn’t threaten him, who will make him a sammich, stay in the kitchen, who is smart but not smart enough to know about equality.”

  10. bluedog says:

    Okay… few things here.

    1) Smart girls like smart boys.

    2) I’ll give Mackie this- there are different types of smart. I have a PhD. COuld I survive the social, political, and professional waters of Hollywood? Probably not. Some women in Hollywood may not be what we’d consider “rocket scientists,” but they’re smart and savvy enough to play the game and win, however you define “winning.” I tend to think Evans needs someone more like that. He seems like a “special snowflake, let’s all dance” sweetie pie type, and maybe he needs someone to help him buy a clue, not make him a sammich.

    3) I’d hit it. In a heartbeat. Repeatedly. Hell, I’d even make him a damn sandwich afterwards.

    4) Whatever happened with Bullock?

  11. InvaderTak says:

    Can we get Sebastian to start talking now? He’s OK isn’t he?

    • Lilacflowers says:

      I too was wondering when he would pipe up. The PR for this film could be: “Sebastian and Anthony go in search for the perfect ‘girl’ for Chris without any input from him whatsoever.”

    • Bedhead says:

      Sebastian is still okay, for sure. He’s the “nonproblematic fave” out of the trio. His answer to everything is, “I don’t know,” which tells me he’s a lot smarter than he tries to appear.

  12. Mia4S says:

    Oh barf. What he’s really saying is he needs a girl who will stay home and not overshadow his precious Captain America ego. Suck it up you delicate little snowflake! And let’s face it…smart? It’s not going to take much to be smarter than these idiots. Every time Marvel’s publicist isn’t there to hold their hands these guys expose themselves as idiots.

  13. Lilacflowers says:

    A side question here based on Mackie’s decision to make unsolicited declarations about Evans love life: has anyone ever had a positive experience of a friend telling them what they need in a partner or been the subject of a matchmaking experiment that worked?

    I ask because I had to ban friends from setting me up with people after a half dozen experiences of what had to rank among the most uncomfortable dating experiences (without violence or bad things happening) in recent history. To the extent that I wondered if my friends even knew me. And I would love to hear other awkward experiences.

    • Brittney B says:

      I’d love to hear YOUR awkward experiences! Sounds like you should create a TV show.

      But to answer your question… yes, but only once, and I’m still with him today. Except it wasn’t so much a thoughtful attempt to pair our personalities as a “they’re both single, so [mutual friend] should make sure they meet at this Halloween party” thing. Luckily he turned out to be a vegetarian and animal lover too, and that’s at the top of my list.

      I’ve had friends who experienced their fair share of AWFUL set-ups, though. Things like academic majors (or even level of education) and musical interests don’t always mean as much as people assume. High Fidelity was my religion in high school, but in my 20′s, I’ve come to realize that the only true deal-breakers are intangible… like empathy, humility, and all those other traits that are completely foreign to people like Anthony Mackie.

    • Lori says:

      I think this is just what AM thinks CE needs, not what he said he needs. I’d bet CE still likes girls with great asse$ and pony tails.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Let’s see: 8 hours on a small sailboat with someone who wanted to be a “captain of industry” and spent the 8 hours spouting WSJ articles about corporate takeovers and quoting Rush Limbaugh and who was visibly annoyed that I knew more about sailing than he did. Being human and single was all we had in common. A dinner date at a non-kosher restaurant with an Orthodox Jew. I’m Catholic. She thought she would expand our horizons., The guy who took me to an artist colony in a beach area but left his car running so the air conditioning would keep it cool so we really couldn’t explore the artist’s colony or the beach because we couldn’t travel far from the running car. The friend who tried to set me up with her obnoxious ex because we were both lawyers and he thought I was cute – this after I encouraged her to dump him because of the insulting way he treated her and several extremely awkward, silent set-ups because “you’re both quiet so you should be good together!”

    • Algernon says:

      I actually met my guy while hiding from a bad blind date a friend set up.

      Family set-ups are the worst because your family tries to set you up with someone who matches the person they *think* you are (or at least my family did), and friend set ups are bad because it makes you realize that people you consider friends don’t really know you at all.

    • Izzy says:

      I recently was set up for an introduction to a guy while on a daylong snorkeling/kayaking excursion with friends. The sole basis for the setup – we’re both Jewish. Seriously. And there was ZERO chemistry between us. None. And did I mention our excursion took place from an island? So there I was, stuck all day, trying to make small talk with some guy I was stuck on an island with. Thank goodness for the snorkeling – no talking there!

    • littlestar says:

      Worked for me! A former friend said my now husband was “what I needed”, set us up, and 8 years later we are still together :) . He was exactly what I needed, but not for the reasons my friend thought haha.

      However, former friend also had a bit of a crush on my husband, so she went pretty ballistic once she realized her true feelings and that he and I were getting pretty serious. She’s the friend I mentioned in the “ghosting” article.

      So just make sure your friends have altruistic motives rather than ulterior motives when wanting to set you up with someone they know! :)

      Edited to add: I’ve only tried setting up one friend myself once, with a friend of my husband’s. Didn’t work out at all, as they both realized they had completely different lifestyles.

    • Mandalyn says:

      I have a friend who once tried to set me up with a guy she knew. The reason? “You both both have red hair!” that was it.

      Can the Avengers et all just stop talking now?

  14. Merritt says:

    So Chris Evans basically needs to live with his mom forever. Okay got it.

    • C says:

      That’s what I’m getting out of all of this, too.

      But, how creepy of Mackie to speak about and for Chris’ love life. Who does that?!

      • Leo says:

        That’s what I wondered as well.
        Was he asked or did he show up at an event and just started talking about his co-star’s personal tastes?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @C, it has been my experience that lots of people do that. As a single woman, I find many see it as their mission to change my status; whether I want it changed or not

    • Dena says:

      Merritt, that was my first thought, too! So Cevans needs a Mommy who’ll screw him? Great.

      Bet it’s not that he doesn’t meet any smart women, bet it’s that he meets smart women who are smart enough to stay away from him!

      • littlestar says:

        Exactly. Chris Evans and this Mackie fellow both don’t seem to be the sharpest tools in the shed, so I doubt they’d know what an intelligent woman is.

  15. Lila says:

    One need look no farther than the Affleck/Garner marriage to see exactly what it looks like when a guy who’s a mess finds a woman to take care if him. Yeah, she can right the PR ship and keep him in line for awhile, but if a guy doesn’t want to change himself, finding a woman to do it for him isn’t a solution.

  16. meme says:

    Wow, you people are harsh. I understand what he’s saying. Lots of bimbos go after rich famous men. Lots of rich famous men want bimbos.

    • j.eyre says:

      I would also be be willing to suggest that “hangs out at home” was more in contrast to a person who insists on being seen at every club and trendy spot that will increase her visibility in the industry, not someone chained to the stove and waiting for her man. I don’t think it is a stretch to suppose that Mr. Evans’ divining rod for women has been split towards the superficial given his track record. Nor do I think its a stretch to assume that Mr. Evans has been taken by career-thirsty women in the past.

      • Mandalyn says:

        This is what I think, too (you worded it so much better than I would have). I say that if Evans really wants a down to earth woman, maybe he should look outside Hollywood.

    • bns says:

      People get mad over every little thing.

    • Merritt says:

      You frequently get what you give. If you present yourself as a bank, don’t be surprised if you get people wanting money. If you present yourself as a egalitarian partner looking for a relationship where both people support each other, you have a better chance of finding that relationship.

    • Beth says:

      And you just stated why everyone is being so harsh: because wealthy, famous men like bimbos, in spite of bitching about how it is hard to find nice, smart women. The kinds of women they say they want are easy to find; they just ignore them in favor or what gives them instant gratification.

      • Snowflake says:

        Yes! They pretend they want some nice, normal girl but the truth is they only date bimbos! They’re effing hypocrites! I had one guy defend some chick in her 20s, saying she was really mature. When she was just an effing bimbo, but they will never admit that. Says nice girl who dated the guys who wanted nice girl, but got dumped for bimbo!

  17. Algernon says:

    Chris Evans is a spicy hot Dorito, but everything about him is basic. Based on comments he has actually made himself, it seems like he has a very traditional idea for the type of woman he wants to settle down with, and personally, I don’t think he’s long-term interested in anyone whose career would overshadow his own. There’s nothing wrong with that, but he doesn’t sound like a very interesting person. Just basic.

  18. Heartsease says:

    No wonder he gets on so well with Renner!

  19. Boston Green Eyes says:

    Smart girls don’t want douchebags. What’s not to understand?

  20. kri says:

    WTF?! What goes on on the sets of these superhero films? Do they all have peeing in snow contests? Once again, I am just smdh at the stuff that these fools utter. If you want to meet “a smart girl” then you can. If you are Leo D’ing your life, then chances are you are just trolling for a$$. Stop talking, actors!

  21. koko says:

    I love him but I work 60 hr. weeks, so no can do on the “taking care of him” part. I would need him to take care of me or 50/50 it. Guess I’ll keep looking…..

  22. Irene says:

    “Chris needs a girl who is just down to earth, who’s smart and that’s hard to find.”

    Am I reading this right? Did he really just say a smart girl is hard to find?

    • C says:

      None of what he says makes sense. So, down to earth, smart, female celebrities don’t exist. And “regular” down to earth, smart women are hard to find. If he ended that with “it’s hard to find women like that with good intentions”, then I’d give him some credit.

  23. Izzy says:

    Some HILARIOUS Tweets directed at Mackie for this mess…

  24. Jess says:

    Yeah this is just weird, I’m trying to give him the benefit of the doubt though, maybe lots of women just throw themselves at these guys because of fame and money so it’s hard to find “normal” in that sense? I don’t have a problem with Mackie liking his women to take care of him, everyone likes different things, and some women do like taking care of their men like that, no shade there but it shouldn’t be expected or demanded. I like taking care of people, it makes me happy to cook and clean or whatever, but the second I feel like someone demands it they can kiss my ass.