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

Credits

Starring: Chris Evans
Featuring: Lynn Hirschberg

Transcript

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Maybe my first audition ever was a school play.
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A play called Crazy Camp, and it was in sixth grade.
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I played the supporting lead.
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I ended up dating one
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of the more popular girls as a result,
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and then the second the play was over, she dumped me,
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and I learned then the power of getting a good role.
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I had moved to New York first out of high school,
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and I got a pilot and the pilot got picked up.
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It was a critically acclaimed series
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for Fox called Opposite Sex.
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At the time it was the best thing that ever happened to me.
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It was a show about an all girls high school,
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and it was the first year the school had gone co-ed,
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and only three boys applied.
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Imagine the hi-jinx that ensued.
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And then around 2001, I got my first movie.
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Another critically acclaimed, Oscar darling
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called Not Another Teen Movie.
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It's very high-brow stuff.
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I had a banana in my butt.
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It was what you train for.
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In the beginning, everything is a plus,
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everything is a positive,
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so in no way do you think, should I do this?
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It's just the banana's gonna go in the butt!
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And it's gonna be a silly day on set,
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it's gonna be funny and we're gonna laugh,
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but you don't think twice
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about really anything at that stage.
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You're just really happy to be there,
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even if you have to put fruit in your pooper.
01:18
I play Steve Rodgers, I play Captain America.
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I do have a shield at home, yeah.
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It's very heavy.
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My buddies have a few drinks,
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and start stumbling in the room with the shield,
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and start yelling out lines, and it's a good time.
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They just gave me the cowl, the helmet,
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so that's becoming incorporated in the drunken routines.
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I just wear it when they come over, completely sober.
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Just like, Sup fellas?
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Come on in, make yourself at home.
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Okay, I grew up with a big crush on Sandra Bullock.
01:47
Speed was a big one.
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The whole movie in general did it for me.
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There is no favorite love scene I've been in.
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Being in a love scene is a tragic experience
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that every actor should go through
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just to know how absolutely painful and awful it is.
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I'll say I'm a big fan of the movie, Legends of the Fall.
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I don't know if anyone's seen it.
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It's fantastic, and if you think you've seen it,
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and you're like, it's about brothers or something.
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No, see it again, it's phenomenal.
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If you make it through 30 minutes
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without shedding a tear, you don't have a heart,
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and there are some really really
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beautiful scenes in that movie.
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There are 12 different love scenes in that movie,
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and each one of them really is just really...
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Yeah, there you go, a love scene doesn't
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have to be between a man and a woman.
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It can be whatever way you want.
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Oh man, you know what movie kills me?
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My Life--have you ever seen My Life with Michael Keaton?
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Oh my god, give me a break!
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Ah, it's murder.
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When his father is shaving his face,
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and he says he loves him?
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I can't even do it.
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I can't even do it, it's gonna get me going.
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It's really tough, it's a tough movie.
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Michael Keaton is just so good.
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Father-son stuff just destroys me.
02:58
Family stuff really kills me.
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To me family is just really what it's all for in life.