Chris Evans Remembers Back to When He Got Dumped
Actor Chris Evans look back to a simpler time before he was cast as Captain America, when girls were scarce and he was happy to take any role – even if it meant putting a banana in his butt.
Released on 9/12/2016
Maybe my first audition ever was a school play.
A play called Crazy Camp, and it was in sixth grade.
I played the supporting lead.
I ended up dating one
of the more popular girls as a result,
and then the second the play was over, she dumped me,
and I learned then the power of getting a good role.
I had moved to New York first out of high school,
and I got a pilot and the pilot got picked up.
It was a critically acclaimed series
for Fox called Opposite Sex.
At the time it was the best thing that ever happened to me.
It was a show about an all girls high school,
and it was the first year the school had gone co-ed,
and only three boys applied.
Imagine the hi-jinx that ensued.
And then around 2001, I got my first movie.
Another critically acclaimed, Oscar darling
called Not Another Teen Movie.
It's very high-brow stuff.
I had a banana in my butt.
It was what you train for.
In the beginning, everything is a plus,
everything is a positive,
so in no way do you think, should I do this?
It's just the banana's gonna go in the butt!
And it's gonna be a silly day on set,
it's gonna be funny and we're gonna laugh,
but you don't think twice
about really anything at that stage.
You're just really happy to be there,
even if you have to put fruit in your pooper.
I play Steve Rodgers, I play Captain America.
I do have a shield at home, yeah.
It's very heavy.
My buddies have a few drinks,
and start stumbling in the room with the shield,
and start yelling out lines, and it's a good time.
They just gave me the cowl, the helmet,
so that's becoming incorporated in the drunken routines.
I just wear it when they come over, completely sober.
Just like, Sup fellas?
Come on in, make yourself at home.
Okay, I grew up with a big crush on Sandra Bullock.
Speed was a big one.
The whole movie in general did it for me.
There is no favorite love scene I've been in.
Being in a love scene is a tragic experience
that every actor should go through
just to know how absolutely painful and awful it is.
I'll say I'm a big fan of the movie, Legends of the Fall.
I don't know if anyone's seen it.
It's fantastic, and if you think you've seen it,
and you're like, it's about brothers or something.
No, see it again, it's phenomenal.
If you make it through 30 minutes
without shedding a tear, you don't have a heart,
and there are some really really
beautiful scenes in that movie.
There are 12 different love scenes in that movie,
and each one of them really is just really...
Yeah, there you go, a love scene doesn't
have to be between a man and a woman.
It can be whatever way you want.
Oh man, you know what movie kills me?
My Life--have you ever seen My Life with Michael Keaton?
Oh my god, give me a break!
Ah, it's murder.
When his father is shaving his face,
and he says he loves him?
I can't even do it.
I can't even do it, it's gonna get me going.
It's really tough, it's a tough movie.
Michael Keaton is just so good.
Father-son stuff just destroys me.
Family stuff really kills me.
To me family is just really what it's all for in life.