Chris Evans agrees with Quentin Tarantino on this superhero version

The big picture

  • Chris Evans never wanted to be the face of anything and felt more comfortable in the Marvel Cinematic Universe where Steve Rogers was the attraction and not himself.
  • Quentin Tarantino believes that Marvel films contributed to the decline of movie stars, as actors became famous by playing characters rather than being stars themselves. Evans agrees with this sentiment.
  • Evans is content to take supporting roles and has no desire to be the center of attention. He enjoyed being part of an ensemble Knife out and doesn’t feel the need to carve out a niche for himself as a leading man.

Chris Evans took a step back from the megastar spotlight when he left the role of Captain America in 2019, and he doesn’t particularly miss it, he’s been told GQ in a new profile. Evans, who is known for struggling with anxiety, admitted that he never wanted to be seen as “the face” of anything, which is why he felt at home in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he believes Steve Rogers was the attraction and not himself.

This special feeling was also observed by Quentin Tarantino, who believes Marvel films are one of the reasons “movie stars” are a thing of the past. In a podcast, Tarantino said: “Part of the amazement of Hollywood is that there are all these actors who have become famous, who play these characters, but they are not movie stars.” “Captain America is the star,” a sentence, to which Evans gave his approval, noting that it actually helped him cope with the responsibility of the role.

“That was the beauty of working on Marvel films. You never really had to be the center of attention. Sometimes even in your own films. Quentin Tarantino said it recently and I thought, you know, he’s right. The character is the star. You’re there, but you don’t feel the weight of it.”

Free Guy Chris EvansLet others take the lead

Evans referenced his work since leaving the MCU, noting that he was perfectly content taking on mostly supporting roles, as he felt that unlike some of his co-stars, he lacked the ability or desire to to be the center of attention, which is why he was so attracted to the cast Rian Johnson‘S Knife outin which Evans could “hide” within an ensemble cast.

“Someone like Robert Downey Jr “Enter the room and he owns the oxygen,” Evans said. “He’s just such a presence, such a force. Magnetic in every way. Let him take the lead. Let him have the microphone, let him say the lyrics. Whatever needs to be said. That’s fine. Because as an actor, your job has two sides, right?

“There are the things you do on set and then the things you do afterwards. And it’s the post-movie stuff that I still struggle with. It’s the stuff after the movie where some people are just phenomenal and some people are just born for it,” I say: Leave them. I don’t try to fit into that box. So if a good supporting role comes along, I take it. Just as Knife out. I’m happy to be in an ensemble. I don’t have to carve out a niche for myself as a leading actor.”

Dustin Huang

Dustin Huang is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Dustin Huang joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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