Incredible body transformations have become a lot more prevalent in the acting industry since the Marvel Cinematic Universe came in and revolutionized the superhero genre, as exceptional and tough as they are. Heroes now are expected to not only perform at their best but also to appear as comic-book figures with well-defined muscles. In the 2011 film Captain America: The First Avenger, Chris Evans too had to go through a drastic body transformation from a skinny boy to a swole supersoldier.
But ever thought, what happens after a superhero retires? Do they totally give up on their workout regime and get bulky or do they move ahead with an even better regimen? Well, in Chris Evans’ case it’s losing a massive amount of weight.
Chris Evans reveals he has shed around 15 pounds post-Captain America
Chris Evans discussed how his life has changed since putting up Captain America’s shield in Avengers: Endgame in an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment. The actor said it’s been “a literal weight off” since he last had to play Steve Rogers, saying he’s lost “like 15 pounds.”
Chris Evans talks life post-Marvel (“I’ve shed like 15 pounds… Every time people see me, they’re like, ‘Are you okay?’”) and Anthony Mackie taking over as Captain America (“No one better to do it. He does it justice”). pic.twitter.com/5w1tx3HS4h
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Evans has openly mentioned getting in shape and gaining or losing weight. Evans had previously stated in an interview with Yahoo Movies that “[he] seems to be able to kind of shed and add [weight] pretty quick.”
“I’m lucky — or unlucky, however you want to look at it — that I can gain or lose weight relatively quickly,” Evans told Yahoo Movies at the Los Angeles press day for Gifted, where he was joined by his young costar. “I think it changes as I get older, but as of now I seem to be able to kind of shed and add pretty quick.”
The last time viewers witnessed the hero, he had just given up his shield to Anthony Mackie’s Captain America and returned all of the Infinity Stones. Not to mention the fact that Rogers had become a grandfather in the process. Thanks to the team’s experience with time travel, Avengers: Endgame offers a built-in technique to de-age the legendary hero back to his golden days. Evans should start mentally preparing himself to regain those pounds since it’s only a matter of time.