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Chris Evans Admits He Would Have Lost His $53.3 Million Payday in MCU If It Wasn’t For Robert Downey Jr: “I was really nervous”

Chris Evans Admits He Would Have Lost His $53.3 Million Payday in MCU If It Wasn't For Robert Downey Jr: "I was really nervous"

Chris Evans’ journey as the beloved Marvel superhero will forever be remembered in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). From his initial portrayal of the character in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger to his emotional goodbye in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, Evans brought a level of dedication and passion to the role that won over fans and critics alike.

Chris evans
Chris Evans

Throughout the MCU, Evans’ Captain America went through a series of transformations, both physical and emotional. He started as a skinny, determined soldier willing to do whatever it took to fight for his country. After receiving the super-soldier serum, he became the hero that fans know and love, a symbol of hope and justice for all. But the actor wasn’t sure about taking on the role at first.

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Did Robert Downey Jr. Convince Chris Evans To Join the MCU

Chirs Evans is currently promoting his film Ghosted, where he stars alongside Ana de Armas. During a recent interview with Wired, the actors answered the most searched questions about them. One of the questions was about how Evans landed the role of Captain America. In response, the actor quickly said, “Luck.” The actor further explained,

“They wanted me to come in and read, and I was a little apprehensive. It was a back-and-forth. It was a little bit of dance. It was something I was really nervous about doing and luckily, they were really good people in my corner who kept nudging me. Kevin Feigi and Robert [Downey Jr.] kind of talked me into it. And it’s the best decision of my life.” 

Chris Evans
Chris Evans

One of the questions was about how the actor met Avengers co-star Scarlet Johannson. Evans recalled that they met on the Perfect Score set when they were both really young. The actor also praised Johannson’s growth in Hollywood and described how close they are to each other. 

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What Made Chris Evans The Perfect Choice For Captain America

One of the most impressive things about Evans’ portrayal of Captain America was his ability to bring both heart and humor to the character. He wasn’t just a serious hero; he had a wit and charm that made him relatable to audiences. This was particularly evident in The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, where his character stole the show.

Chris Evans in Avengers: Endgame
Chris Evans in Avengers: Endgame (2019)

But perhaps the most powerful moment of Evans’ journey as Captain America came in Avengers: Endgame, where he sacrifices himself to return the Infinity Stones and live out his life with Peggy Carter. It was a bittersweet farewell to a character that had become a cornerstone of the MCU, and Evans’ emotional performance moved many fans.

Captain America: The First Avenger is available for streaming on Disney+. 

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