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‘Not one fan showed up’: Chris Evans Reveals How South Korea Scared The MCU Star

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Celebrities have always had a troubling time with unexpected fan mobbing, and Chris Evans is no exception to such treatment. The actor, renowned for his role as Captain America in the MCU, is uber-famous. There’s no denying the impact of the Snowpiercer actor, and the success he has achieved over the years through multiple endeavors. Naturally, as a result, he has had several instances of fans, admirers, and supporters swarming him up at different places. However, quite recently, Evans recounted a specific encounter where the sheer scale of the mobbing absolutely astounded the actor.

Chris Evans picked his favorite Marvel character
Chris Evans

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During the promotions for Lightyear, the notable actor made an appearance on the eminent late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live. There Evans described a “nerve-wracking” event that occurred in South Korea, following the release of Snowpiercer, a film directed by the notable and well-acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho.

Chris Evans And His Experience In South Korea

Evans in Snowpiercer (2013)
Evans in Snowpiercer (2013)

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While sitting down to talk with Jimmy Kimmel on his show, Chris Evans was faced with an intriguing question. The actor was asked about his experiences with unexpected fan mobbing. Such experiences are often, at times, unavoidable, considering the stature and fame of the actor. People all across the globe have a vague idea about who Chris Evans is, all thanks to his vast contribution to the MCU. To answer this question, the Gifted actor recounted an experience he had in South Korea. According to the actor, “one of the crazier experiences didn’t have anything to do with Marvel.”

Chris Evans in Avengers: Endgame as Steve Rogers
Chris Evans as Captain America

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For the promotion of his film Snowpiercer, the actor had to fly to the country. When he arrived at the airport, the scene before him was a chaotic ruckus. In his own words, “It was a zoo! Like, we were the Beatles.” There were humble attempts made to stop a potential mobbing from taking place. The attempt in question was — a rope. Unsurprisingly, people had “bulldozed” past it. The MCU superstar further elaborated on this experience, as he said the following:

“Very quickly we were surrounded. It kind of got… a little nerve-wracking for a minute. The security came in and whisked us out of there. Producers later that day were like, ‘Man, we heard what happened at the airport. We’re sorry, that’s never gonna happen again.'” 

The 41-year-old actor then talked about a follow-up incident which was a hilarious break from the constant mobbing that most celebrities are used to.

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Chris Evans recounted a hilarious experience

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A few days later, as retold by Evans, the actor was preparing for his leave from South Korea. As he arrived at the airport, the Knives Out actor was surprised by what he saw. This is what the actor said:

“As I’m walking in, there was a van behind us. Out of this van, steps 25 to 30, giant — giant Korean men, all wearing suits, and they… they stand in a circle around me, hold their hands, and they’re walking me into the airport! Not one fan showed up.”

The actor was thankfully “all by himself” at the airport. The level of security provided to guard Evans against another risky mobbing situation is quite commendable in itself. Upon hearing this, Kimmel himself concluded by saying, “That [the level of security] was probably for the best.”

You can catch the rest of the interview down below:

As the actor’s never-ending popularity and fame grow with each and every film, it can only be hoped that there is no such repeat of an incident as crazy as this one.

Chris Evans’ latest film, The Gray Man, is available for streaming on Netflix.

Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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Written by Debdipta Bhattacharya

Always having had a deep fascination for content creation and pop-culture, Debdipta joined as a writer at FandomWire in 2022. Currently pursuing an undergraduate Mass Communication degree, Debdipta enjoys the intricacies of cinema and film-making, with a year of screenwriting experience to account for. Besides her knack for writing, she's also an avid reader, a connoisseur of music across all genres, and a die-hard fan of Charlie Kaufman.