I Used To Struggle To Play Captain America, Says Chris Evans

| Updated: January 5, 2023 3:45 pm

With its team of superheroes, led by none other than Captain America, a.k.a. Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans, the Marvel Cinematic Universe quickly rose to fame. However, the heavenly physique or perhaps we might say, the “super” physique that the super soldier possessed in the comic books is clear that Evans had to follow a rigorous exercise regimen in order to retain that toned body.

The Avengers star discussed how much pressure there was from Marvel Studios to make it as close to the comic as possible after he retired from that role. For the uninitiated, Cap was 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighed around 109 kg of toned muscles in the comic books. It makes sense why it intimidated Evans.

Marvel made an effort to make Captain America as faithful to the comics as they could, but there were obviously quite a few problems. In an interview after saying farewell to his on-screen identity, he reportedly opened up about how there was a lot of pressure from the Studios to look the part.

He also compared himself to the superhero from comic books; he claimed that Captain America’s bulky body intimidated him. “It’s tough reading those comic books because, in the comic books, he’s like 6’4″ 240[lbs]. I’m nowhere near that. So, you know, you want to make sure that you do your best to get at least close.” Not only that, to keep up that shape he had to lift weights even in between shots, as he said, “They brought some weights on the set for me. So every time we had a break in filming, I would run off and just start lifting weights,” he said.

Chris last appeared as Captain America in Avengers: Endgame, handing the mantle to Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, also known as Sam Wilson. Evans might, however, make another appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but that is now just a rumour; hopefully, the Studios will soon put an end to it. 

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