written by Emily on July 02, 2020

Chris Evans Always Reads Between the Lines

Before Chris Evans became Chris Evans, superhero and superstar, he made a habit of asking scene partners the question every starry-eyed artist wants to ask: “What’s your process?”

I’ve met some actors who are wildly self-aware, wildly self-possessed, incredibly intelligent people,” he says. “I’ve also met actors who have no idea what’s going on around them at any given moment. And both can turn in phenomenal performances. It really begs the question: What is going on in your head when you see a piece of paper with a bunch of words?

Somewhere on the journey from acting in school plays just outside Boston to a blockbuster career in indie flicks, on Broadway, and almost a dozen appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America, and on to his recent impressive turn on the Apple TV+ limited series “Defending Jacob,” Evans stopped asking the question—but not because he’d settled on an answer.

The only conclusion I can draw is that there is no formula,” he says. “I think it’s meant to be in a constant state of rebirth. It’s this organic, living thing that you have to re-examine with every character.

Sorry if that made me sound pretentious; I’m hearing myself right now,” he adds with a groan.

Evans is too articulate about his 20-year love affair with acting and, frankly, too charming to ever come off as pretentious. In his conversation with Backstage, conducted remotely from his home in Los Angeles, he overflows with practical advice for his peers and fellow students of the craft.

Actors at the beginning of their careers could take a leaf out of Evans’ book: During the summer before his senior year of high school, he wrote to New York City casting offices about interning. “I figured I should probably have a job that brought me into contact with agents,” he remembers. While he was assisting with casting bit parts on the Michael J. Fox sitcom “Spin City,” he ended up “talking to agents every day and keeping a little book of the agents who were nice.” He then asked to read monologues for the agent who, after Evans finished school early to audition for pilot season, got him a role on 2000’s short-lived Fox comedy “Opposite Sex”—plus plenty of other auditions he did not book.

Oh, god,” he says when the subject of auditioning comes up. “Ninety-five percent of the work is rejection. Those first 10 years, you’ve got to put the gloves on for every job and you’ve got to get in the ring.” For the first half of his career, Evans emerged from most auditions convinced he not only wasn’t getting the part, but that he wasn’t getting any part ever again. “When all you hear in your head is that high-pitched buzzing sound and your palms are sweating and you feel like you can’t catch your breath,” he deadpans, “that’s the opposite of trying to drop into a moment.”

Read more at Backstage.com

written by Emily on June 25, 2020

(Video) Chris Evans and Paul Rudd – Actors on Actors

Paul Rudd (“Living With Yourself”) and Chris Evans (“Defending Jacob”) join Variety Studio’s Actors on Actors #AtHome where the two Marvel alum discuss their time as superheroes on the billion dollar franchise and transitioning from the big screen for TV.

written by Emily on June 13, 2020

Happy 39th Birthday Chris Evans!

Today is the incredible Chris Evans’ 39th birthday! On behalf of Chris Evans Central and all Chris fans around the world, we wanted to wish you a very happy birthday! We are all wishing you another year of happiness, success, joy, health, and love. Hope you are staying safe!

To celebrate Chris’ birthday this year, we have brand new layouts up on the site thanks to my friend Jasper. I have also added exclusive outtakes from two photoshoots of Chris. One is from an old photoshoot back in 2011 and the second for Esquire Middle East Magazine in 2016. I hope you enjoy them, and I will of course have some more in the future to post! Happy Birthday Chris!


written by Emily on June 01, 2020

Defending Jacob: 1.08 “After” Episode Stills & Screen Captures

I hope you all had a chance to watch the final episode of Defending Jacob titled “After.” I thought this episode was a great finale to the show. I feel like there would have been great potential for a second season. Check out the gallery for episode stills and screen captures from the episode!

written by Emily on June 01, 2020

(Video) Chris Evans on The Graham Norton Show

written by Emily on May 29, 2020

(Video) Chris Evans Talks ‘Defending Jacob’ Season Finale

“Defending Jacob” star Chris Evans joins Variety Live! #AtHome where he shares all of his thoughts surrounding the Apple TV series and its dramatic season finale, which aired May 29.

written by Emily on May 25, 2020

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Chris Evans (‘Defending Jacob’)

THR – Best known as Captain America, the Boston native reflects on the panic attacks that almost led him to abandon acting, repeatedly turning down Marvel before reconsidering and following eight years in the MCU with an Apple TV+ limited series.

I’m at a point now where I have a little more room to breathe,” says Chris Evans, the actor best known for his work in seven of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters of not only the past decade, but ever, playing Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, in Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

As we record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast, the 38-year-old continues, “Sometimes I wake up and don’t have any appetite to make a film. And then other times I can’t wait to get on set because I have a new ‘strength,’ maybe, in risk-taking: I’m more excited to get to set and take some big swings and not be so concerned about, ‘Will this end it all for me?’ And I think that’s where the best work comes from, especially on Defending Jacob.”

Evans is referring to the acclaimed new eight-part limited series on Apple TV+, adapted from William Landay’s 2012 novel of the same name, on which he served as an executive producer and stars as an assistant district attorney working a murder case that leads him to very uncomfortable places. “I really took some swings and made a mess, not quite thinking about consequence or whether this will impact getting future jobs,” Evans says, “and I think that’s where some of the best work comes from.”


written by Emily on May 25, 2020

Defending Jacob: 1.07 “Job” Episode Stills & Screen Captures

I have added HQ episode stills and HD screen captures from the seventh episode of Defending Jacob titled “Job.” An intense episode! The final episode airs this Friday.

As the trial begins, Jacob’s fate hangs in the balance.

written by Emily on May 19, 2020

Defending Jacob: 1.06 “Wishful Thinking” Episode Stills + Screen Captures

I have added episode stills and HD screen captures from Friday’s episode of Defending Jacob titled “Wishful Thinking.” Check out the gallery for them! 2 more episodes!

Andy and Klein explore two last-ditch efforts to prove Jacob’s innocence.

written by Emily on May 15, 2020

(Video) Chris on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Chris Evans talks about the terrible haircut he gave his dog, brushing up on tap dancing, his cable-knit sweater obsession and why he’s supporting Christopher’s Haven during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chris Evans and his brother Scott tackle a sibling version of the Couples Challenge, answering questions about each other’s quarantine behavior by pointing with their eyes closed to test how well they know each other.

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