As Captain America, Chris Evans is a confident, butt-kicking warrior, but in real life he's a lot less secure, at least when it comes to his acting. For example, he reveals in a new interview with Details magazine that even he admits he doesn't leave the best impression at an audition. "Fifty percent of the time I have to walk out of the room," the 30-year-old says. "I'm naturally very pale, so I turn red and sweat. And I have to literally walk out. Sometimes mid-audition. You start having these conversations in your brain. 'Chris, don't do this. Chris, take it easy. You're just sitting in a room with a person saying some words, this isn't life. And you're letting this affect you? Shame on you.'" The "Fantastic Four" star even admits to having a panic attack on the set of the movie "Puncture," in which he played a drug-addicted lawyer. "We were getting ready to do a court scene in front of a bunch of people, and I don't know what happened," he says. "It's just your brain playing games with you. 'Hey, you know how we sometimes freak out? What if we did it right now?'"
Despite his tendency to hit the panic button, Chris must be doing something right. The hottie has a huge next year lined up, including the release of the May 4 superhero flick "The Avengers" alongside Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and the 2013 thriller "The Ice Man" with Winona Ryder and James Franco. Of course, that doesn't mean he's looking forward to stepping into the spotlight when those films hit theaters. Evans recalls that he almost walked away from the title role in last year's big-budget "Captain America," because he knew it would be a blow to his privacy. It was the "Iron Man" himself who talked him into accepting the part because, as he told Evans, it would make it easier for Evans to do projects he wanted in the future by making lots of money for the movie studio now. Evans compromised by accepting the superhero role, but moving out of L.A. and back to his hometown of Boston.
True, Chris loves Beantown because his family and the friends he's had since high school are there, so it's the place he feels most like himself. But he confesses that it also has something to do with the local ladies, and the fact they're not as camera-ready as women in the City of Angels. "I love wet hair and sweatpants. I like sneakers and ponytails," he says of them. "I like girls who aren't so la-di-da. L.A. is so la-di-da. I like Boston girls who ... give me a hard time, bust my chops a little." Hear that, ladies?
Read more about Chris in the May 2012 issue of Details, on newsstands April 24.
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