Chris Evans has captured our hearts since he appeared in “Not Another Teen Movie”, but as a superhero he’s gained a level of fame many only dream about. Now, he says, he may be done with it all.
Evans signed a 6-picture deal to appear as Captain America in the insanely successful Marvel series, but he says when he’s finished with that, he wants to be on the other side of the camera. He’s already used his time off from filming wisely, taking winter break to shoot his directorial debut, “1:30 Train”. The indie love story stars Alice Eve and was filmed in just 19 days.
“I’ve known for a while I wanted to direct,” Evans says. “But (time) never really opens up. There’s another movie to do, there’s another acting job. It just got to a point where I was like, you know what — I have to do this. If I’m acting at all, it’s going to be under Marvel contract, or I’m going to be directing. I can’t see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I’m contractually obligated to do.”
But it’s not as though Evans will leave the spotlight anytime soon; he still has at least three Marvel movies to do, and he acknowledged in a Variety interview that the films have opened up doors for him in the directorial world.
“Without these movies, I wouldn’t be directing,” he said. “They gave me enough overseas recognition to greenlight a movie. And if I’m speaking extremely candidly, it’s going to continue to do that for as long as the Marvel contract runs.”
Evans can be seen next in “Captain America: Winter Soldier”, which opens in April.
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