Chris Evans Taking an Acting Hitaus: “Right now, I just want to get behind the camera and make movies”

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After Captain America: The Winter Soldier wrapped, star Chris Evans took the time he had off to make his directorial debut with 1:30 Train, which he shot in New York. The experience was so enjoyable that he has made a bold declaration to Variety: unless he’s playing Captain America, don’t expect to see him in a movie unless he’s also directing it.

According to Evans, directing his first movie wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment decision. He explains, “I’ve known for a while I wanted to direct. 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.”

In fact, Evans has been so taken with directing that outside of the movies he owes Marvel he doesn’t plan to act outside of his own projects. He reveals, “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.”

However, Evans doesn’t look at the Marvel movies (he’ll be in at least three more) as simply “contractual obligations.” He is well aware that if he had never been cast as Captain America, he would likely not have the opportunity to launch a career as a director. He points out, “Without these movies, I wouldn’t be directing. 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.”

Nonetheless, Evans is leaving the door open to changing his mind. He confesses, “For all I know, in five years, I might say, ‘Shit, I miss acting.’ Right now, I just want to get behind the camera and make movies.”

1 Comment

  1. nicole

    March 30, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Hi Chris Evans in eleven and I just wanted to say please don’t quit being a actor, I love you as captain America the advenger, and I love you as the human torch in fantastic four. Please keep making movies. 😉

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