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Captain America’s Chris Evans Wants To Leave Acting

Posted on March 26, 2014 by
Chris Evans standing outside the Beverly Hilton in Variety Magazine Interview

What would the world do without Captain America? Fortunately, we won’t know what that’s like just yet but we may end up living in a world where Chris Evans no longer graces our screens.

In a recent interview with Variety Magazine, Chris Evans reveals that he doesn’t want to act anymore — well, outside of the Captain America/Avengers franchise anyways.

“I can’t see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I’m contractually obligated to do,” Evans tells Variety.

He did, however, add that he doesn’t know what the future holds and may end up acting again, but as of right now, his heart is sitting in the director’s chair.

The actor says he’s been wanting to move behind the camera for a long time and finally got the chance to do so this winter during his break between filming superhero movies.

“I’ve known for a while I wanted to direct … But (time) never really opens up. There’s another movie to do, there’s another acting job. It just got to a point where I was like, you know what — I have to do this,” says Evans.

His latest project — which he produced, directed and acted in — is currently titled 1:30 Train. The film revolves around a girl who misses her train out of New York to Boston and ends up bonding with a street musician (Evans) who tries to help her get home.

Evans does admit that being Captain America has given him the chance to do what he’s wanted to do for a long time, but he wasn’t always so willing to slip into the skintight superhero suit. In fact, he even turned down the Captain America role a few times.

It took a little convincing from Iron Man‘s Robert Downey Jr. to finally say “yes” to the role.

While we can’t image anyone else in the patriotic blue uniform, we’re sure his next projects outside of the Marvel franchises will be great — whether he’s acting or directing.

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