Kind and calm. right Chris Evans in view of Clarionein the -short- interview by Zoom, on the occasion of the premiere of the gray manthe Netflix film that continues to be among the most viewed on the platform and which, as has already been said, is the most expensive in the history of the streaming giant: 200 million dollars.
No wonder they called him. For example, his name is one of the ten highest-grossing actors in history, counting the amount of millions of dollars his films have raised across the globe. How much are we talking about? Of 11.110 million dollars, and is the seventh, well above Tom Cruise and Chris Hemsworth, for example.
Former Captain America films grossed $ 11.1 billion. Clarin archive photo
Already in 2016 the magazine Forbes He considered him the most profitable actor in Hollywood, above fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe peers, such as Chris Pratt and Scarlett Johansson.
Evans owes a lot to his brothers Joe and Antonio Russowho directed it The return of the first avengeror Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America’s second solo film. And he gets along very well with the directors of the last two Avengers where, of course, they also directed him.
In “The Gray Man” he is an evil sadist who likes torture. “I was surprised that they offered me the role,” he told Clarín.
But for the gray man they chose him not to be a hero, on the contrary.
Talkative, Chris wears a very open shirt that allows you to see some tattoos on his chest. From his neck hangs a chain with an equally gold medal and a blue bag.
Smiling on the red carpet of “The Gray Man” in Berlin. “Ryan (Gosling) in hand-to-hand combat is serious,” he said. photo by Reuters
And no, he doesn’t have the mustache of the evil Lloyd Hansen from the new film, but he does have a fairly thick beard.
-Chris, were you surprised that the Russo brothers offered you the role of villain?
Yes, I was surprised. I had a very humble and grateful acceptance of the role. You know, I can’t play these roles often. And I felt very comfortable doing it with the Russos, because I completely trust them. And they are very willing to cooperate and talk about just about anything. So yeah, I jumped at the chance.
With Buzz Lightyear, to whom he lent the voice in the animated film “Lightyear”, which after passing through theaters is now available on Disney +. AP photo
In the gray man is a terrible former agent who worked for the CIA, to whom a not too benevolent manager (Rege-Jean pagefrom Bridgerton) gives him an undercover assignment: find a chip that another former agent Sierra (the character played by Ryan Gosling). And, if necessary, delete it. Lloyd Hansen likes to torture and would kill a child.
-Can you tell me what’s the best thing about playing such a bad guy?
-Well, you know, a bad boy doesn’t think he’s a bad boy, right? So I guess it’s not a question of thinking you’re a bad boy. It’s about thinking you’re a nice guy, that you’re simply not burdened with social norms and decorum.
When he shot “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” he met brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, who have now directed him again.
-And what’s the most complicated or difficult thing when you have to fight hand to hand in an action scene?
-Well, things with Ryan (Gosling) are difficult, because he’s serious about hand-to-hand combat. And if you don’t block that punch, it’s possible he’ll hit you, so … My fight with Ryan in the movie is mostly at a fountain. So we were wet, we were tired, we were cold. The elements made it a little difficult.
Much of his career, which has branched out with films such as Between knives and secretsor ghostwhere he returned to work with Ana de Armas as in the gray man, he owes it to being one of the Avengers. And in 2018 Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and he got together, but to get the same tattoo.
The members of “Avengers: Endgame” who left their footprints at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Five got the logo tattooed. photo EFE
-Chris, where did you get the Avengers logo tattooed?
-Oh, where do I get the Avengers tattoo? Well, I don’t tell you, do I? No. That’s just how I know …
Shakira, at half-time of the Super Bowl, in 2020. Are you looking for Chris Evans now? photo by Reuters
Meanwhile, rumors of an alleged romance with Shakira flare up now that the Colombian singer has traveled to Los Angeles with her children and that Evans has a more than 3.5 million dollar mansion there. But since the actor actually resides in Boston …
at the first of Light year, where Chris voices the main character in the Pixar cartoon, they confronted him directly. “What if I went out with Shakira? Are you trying to get me in touch with her? Answering would be too much for the camera, “he joked.
While filming “An Exceptional Gift” in 2016, he met his latest partner, comedian Jenny Slate. They lasted a little over a year.
He has already told Jimmy Fallon on his TV show that he would not hesitate to ask out … another singer of Latin origin: Camila Cabello (25). She did too, shortly after the Cuban broke her relationship with Shawn Mendes.
He’s been single for five years, when in 2017 he broke up with his latest girlfriend, comedian Jenny Slate. They met on the set of an exceptional gift in 2016, and the relationship didn’t thrive very much.
Anyway, Chris Evans doesn’t miss Captain America, if he continues to play the characters with so much adrenaline that he keeps him at the top of the highest grossing in history.
Paul O. Scholz