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“My heart was beating out of my chest”: Captain America Star Chris Evans Was Terrified of Ben Affleck, Botched Gone Baby Gone Audition to Get Away

“My heart was beating out of my chest”: Captain America Star Chris Evans Was Terrified of Ben Affleck, Botched Gone Baby Gone Audition to Get Away

Chris Evans has done multiple roles like in Knives Out and Gifted that can define him as an amazing actor. However, celebrities don’t always have to give the audience the best of the best movies and TV shows. Sometimes their projects don’t work out and other times, they might not even get the roles. Actors like Nathan Fillion and Jim Carrey got rejected for Uncharted and Saturday Night Live respectively. And Evans too doesn’t have a perfect history when it comes to auditions.

Chris Evans is happy with how Captain America's story ended
Chris Evans

Even though the actor is renowned for his role as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there have been times when the actor had to say goodbye to certain roles due to messing up during the audition process. A prime example of that would be the movie Gone Baby Gone, where the actor was ultimately intimidated upon seeing Ben Affleck.

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Ben Affleck’s Presence Made Chris Evans Mess Up His Audition

Gone Baby Gone can possibly be considered a hidden gem, directed by Ben Affleck, and starring Casey Affleck with Morgan Freeman and Amy Ryan. And apparently, Chris Evans almost got a role in the movie as well.

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck

“I walked in and I’m walking down the halls looking for this room, and as I passed a room I heard, ‘There he is.’ In my head, I was like, ‘That’s Ben.’ I turned around and it was, and for some reason, I instantly was nervous.”

Both Affleck and Evans have played mainstream superheroes, Batman and Captain America, however, seeing the former in the director’s chair made the latter more nervous. His nervousness made him want to leave the audition room and escape because he had been blabbering about parking tickets and for the better part was barely managing to speak.

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Chris Evans Messed Up The Same Audition Twice

The ride from seeing a script to auditioning and then finally getting the role has not been easy for Chris Evans. He is very prone to getting nervous during auditions and the same happened while he was trying to get a part in the presence of Seth Rogan. When he first went to audition for the role, he immediately started sweating profusely and was not able to say the dialogue no matter how much he tried.

Chris Evans Chrises
Chris Evans

“I walked in the room, and there were Seth and the director and a producer, and for some reason, my brain just started shrieking, just screaming, ‘No, no, no.’ I began my audition, and about three lines in, I got this wave of sweats and my face went red. Mid-audition, I said, ‘I’m sorry, guys. I’m sorry. I’ve got to stop.'”

He went back after the messy audition and was lucky enough to try out again the next day. Once again he was hit with massive sweats and the ability to talk properly. He had to go back apologizing for what came to be and how he could not give his best during the audition.

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Source: The Things

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.