Fans of actor Chris Evans have been eagerly awaiting his return to the silver screen, and now, the Hollywood star has finally broken his silence on why he’s been absent from acting this year. In an interview with GQ, Evans provided insights into his feelings about acting and his professional aspirations.
“Sometimes I wonder if I’m lacking some sort of — like, I think I’m a very driven person. I have a lot of energy. I wake up early, I get a lot done in a day, but it’s not always focused on acting. Sometimes reading a script is the last thing I want to do,” shared Evans, shedding light on his recent career choices.
While Evans expressed his love for acting, he made it clear that it’s not something he couldn’t live without. He admitted, “But it’s not something that I couldn’t live without.”
The actor also addressed recent comments made by filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, who had downplayed the status of actors in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, stating, “Part of the Marvel-ization of Hollywood is you have all these actors who have become famous playing these characters. But they’re not movie stars. Right? Captain America is the star. Or, Thor is the star.”
Evans responded to Tarantino’s remarks, acknowledging their validity, saying, “I was like, you know, he’s right. The character is the star. You’re there, but you don’t feel the burden of it.”
During the candid interview, Evans hinted at the possibility of returning to the Marvel universe, but he made it clear that such a return wouldn’t be happening “anytime soon.” Instead, he expressed his desire to explore other interests and perhaps act less in the future.
“Ultimately, I really hope to just maybe act a little bit less in my life. I have a lot of other interests. Look, by no means have I climbed any sort of a mountain in this field. I have no Oscars, and I’m not lumped with other names that are at the top of the mountain in any way. But I also feel very satisfied,” concluded Evans.
Chris Evans’ introspective comments offer fans a glimpse into his evolving career and the possibility of seeing him on the big screen in the future, albeit on his terms.