Chris Evans follows up his role as the titular beefcake crime-fighter of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War by playing a boat mechanic caring for his super-genius niece (Mackenna Grace) in the much gentler, much less action-packed new drama Gifted. Granted, he’s a boat mechanic in much better shape than the majority of Americans, but the gig still required the Avenger to tone down from superhero shape. Last summer’s Civil War marked Evans’s fifth outing as super-soldier Steve Rogers (not counting cameos in Thor and Ant-Man movies), and he’s currently in production on No. 6 with Avengers: Infinity War.
In the new drama Gifted, Chris Evans plays Frank, a Florida man drawn into a custody battle for his wickedly smart niece, Mary (Mackenna Grace). He’s also drawn into a relationship with Mary’s teacher Bonnie (Jenny Slate) — and Evans and Slate, much to the internet’s delight, coupled in real-life as well.
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Gifted star Chris Evans stopped by “Ellen” along with his 10-year-old co-star, McKenna Grace, to talk about their new movie, and the on-set consequences of having a potty mouth.
Actor Chris Evans stopped by “Ellen” along with his 10-year-old co-star, McKenna Grace, to talk about their new movie, “Gifted.” The adorable Grace had a little request for the “Captain America” star. She wanted him to tap dance for her, something he’d promised he would do for some time.
There are several ways that an adventurous director can get swallowed up by Hollywood, and the career of Marc Webb is a case in point. Eight years ago, he made “(500) Days of Summer,” a love story told out of order — it was like a relationship drama on iPod shuffle — that was so... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/reviews/gifted-review-chris-evans-1202019107/" title="Read Film Review: ‘Gifted’">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Chris Evans wants to give an extraordinary little girl the gift of an ordinary life in Gifted, the new drama from director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer). When Mary begins attending school for the first time, the other adults in her life realize that she’s a mathematical prodigy — including Mary’s grandmother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), who wants to take custody of the child in the interest of developing her genius. Luckily, he has the support of Mary’s teacher Bonnie (Jenny Slate, Evans’s real-life girlfriend), who also has a romantic connection with Frank.