Chris Evans and His Continuous Struggle to Talk Himself Out of Retiring From a Forever Blooming Acting Career
Chris Evans broke out on the film scene with Not Another Teen Movie in 2001, followed by a hit performance in 2005’s Fantastic Four. He is now taking the plunge to the small screen
Chris Evans is undoubtedly a great Hollywood actor. While his talent knows no boundaries, there have been times that Captain America has thought of making an exit from the world of showbiz, despite loving the challenges that come with his profession. The star was speaking to his Marvel Cinematic Universe co-star Scarlett Johansson for Variety's Actors on Actors series and weighed in on surprising details about how he keeps pushing himself in the field of acting and sometimes has to talk himself out of retirement. "Every couple of months, I decide I'm done acting. This has been my thing for decades now. I'm always looking for a way out, but I do love it,” he said.
The actor broke out on the film scene with Not Another Teen Movie in 2001, followed by a hit performance in 2005’s Fantastic Four. Evans is now taking the plunge to the small screen with the Defending Jacob, in which he plays the father of a son, who is accused of murder.
"I think TV right now, those creative minds are given a bit more freedom. It feels like movies sometimes get inundated with studio notes, and all of a sudden, what was once an original idea becomes boiled down to the lowest common denominator, and then you have no one's favourite movie but everyone's lukewarm movie,” he said. "I think that's why people may be turning away, and looking to things like streaming service shows that actually are innovative,” he continued. Evans also hinted at the lack of “creative freedom” on the film front as his reason for venturing into the next big thing – TV. However, the 38-year-old has made a name for himself and holds a massive fan following with his critically-acclaimed role of Captain America. He concluded saying the big screen will always be his first love.