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Chris Evans’ Mother Convinced Him to Accept Captain America Role

April 7, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Captain America: Civil War Chris Evans Image Credit: Marvel Studios

Despite his retirement from the role, Chris Evans is Captain America in just about every sense of the word, and we can thank his mother for convincing him to take it. Esquire recently did a feature on Evans, in which it is revealed that he initially rejected the offer out of fear of being too much in the spotlight but reconsidered thanks to Lisa Evans.

“His biggest fear was losing his anonymity,” Lisa said. “He said, ‘I have a career now where I can do work I really like. I can walk my dog. Nobody bothers me. Nobody wants to talk to me. I can go wherever I want. And the idea of losing that is terrifying to me.’ “He would call and ask for my advice,” she says. “I said to him, ‘Look, you want to do acting work for the rest of your life? If you do this part, you will have the opportunity. You’ll never have to worry about paying the rent. If you take the part, you just have to decide, It’s not going to affect my life negatively—it will enable it.’”

Evans played Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel, and Avengers: Endgame. He also had uncredited cameos in the Ant-Man mid-credits scene and Thor: The Dark World. He retired from the role following Endgame