Chris Evans Taking a Break From Acting To Direct


By Amirose Eisenbach March 3, 2014


The trend among actors that isn't slowing down these days has been to step behind the lens and give directing a shot. The lovely Elizabeth Banks is making her debut with "Pitch Perfect 2", James Franco recently embarked on his own project and we heard a while ago that Ellen Page will also be giving directing a shot, to name a few. Now Captain America himself, Chris Evans, revealed that after his Marvel contract is over, that he'll be taking a break from acting to focus on directing.

Evans stated, "I think when I'm done with this Marvel contract, I'll take a little break from acting. With acting, you're one piece in a very big puzzle. It's like you helped buy a gift but you don't know what the gift is, so you come back and see the movie. Sometimes it's nice, sometimes it's tragic. This process [directing], you're involved in every single decision."

He went on to briefly discuss his role as the stars and stripes captain and how he is different from other superheroes. Evans said, "He doesn't have demons. He's not Batman, he doesn't struggle with inner turmoil. The nature of this character is that he puts himself last and helps the common good. So he could easily slip into a world of boredom. The blessing and curse of Captain America is that he doesn't have that fancy an ability. He doesn't live in another world, or turn green. He doesn't have bells and whistles, he doesn't shoot missiles. He punches and kicks."

When Evans was first cast in the role, many fanboys and critics alike were not sure if he would be the right fit. Boy has he proven everyone wrong as he is a wonderful Steve Rogers.

Evans apparently also shared the sentiments of many as he almost passed on the role. "If I hadn't done it, I'd be really kicking myself," he said. "At the time, it was a daunting task for a number of reasons, but in hindsight it was the right move."

While he'll be taking a break from acting to focus more on directing, his directorial debut has already occurred. Alongside Alice Eve, Evans stared and directed "1:30 Train". It's currently unknown when the drama will be released in theaters but it's safe to say the experience ignited a newfound passion for him.

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