Chris Evans Talks ‘Captain America,’ & His ‘Avenger’ Co-Star Robert Downey Jr. [AUDIO]

July 21, 2011 7:03 am

Chris Evans joined “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” to discuss the opening of “Captain America,” the ongoing production of “The Avengers,” and most interestingly his close relationship with co-star Robert Downey Jr. aka Iron Man.

Chris explained his initial hesitation in accepting what many considered the role of a lifetime by saying, “It’s a big commitment. It’s a six picture deal, and that could be ten years. Well, it started out as nine movies, but we were able to cut it down to six. It’s three films for “Captain America,” and three for “The Avengers.”

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Chris went on to explain the slow development of the old fashion love story between Steve Rogers (Captain America alter ego) and Peggie Carter that is central to the story by stating, “Captain America doesn’t have any experience with the ladies so he’s very nervous, awkward, and clunky. Its a new romance for him. When he becomes Captain America he does a little bit better, but he’s new to that world. He’s just a modest guy. I don’t think he has the confidence that a good looking well built kind of a guy has. I think he’s kind of internal.”

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Once “Captain America” wrapped Chris began production on the other comic book franchise which he leads “The Avengers,” and whats the difference? “Well, ‘The Avengers’ is bringing all the superheros together. We have Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, The Black Widow, Samuel Jackson [S.H.I.E.L.D. Chief Nick Fury]. All of us on one set.”

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What is in the future for our hero? “I don’t know what I’m doing after this. The good thing about Marvel is that they give you time. Even Downey pinballs back and forth between Sherlock Holmes and Iron Man and so Marvel gives breathing room. Downey is great. He is the nicest guy on the planet. Of all the actors I’ve worked with that when he walks into a room you go ‘Wow, this guy is a movie star.’ He also has the greatest come backstory of all time, because the talent never left. It wasn’t like he fell off because people didn’t want see him. He fell off for personal reasons, but he always had the talent. And with all the wisdom he has now, his attitude, and his ability to make people happy. He just belongs. He’s an entertainer. Thats what he’s here for!”

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Chris goes on to tell us about his love for his “American bulldog named ‘East.’ I don’t know why I named him that. Everyone like, ‘Oh is that because of the east coast?’ No, I don’t know why. I just liked the way it sounded. I grew up with pets growing up. We had two little westies while I was growing up in Boston.”

Make sure to go out and see “Captain America: The First Avenger” when comes out tomorrow!