Chris Evans made us fall in love with his stellar act as Captain America in several Marvel films. The handsome actor joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Steve Rogers in the year 2011 with the film, Captain America: The First Avengers. Except for him, MCU fans cannot imagine any actor playing the character so well.
Last year, in Avengers: Endgame, Chris’ stint as Cap came to an end. He will no longer play the superhero in upcoming MCU films as his contract is over. Fans were quite disheartened with the news but they are also happy that such a talented actor played one of the important roles in Marvel films.
But before you thank Chris for giving us the amazing Captain America, let us tell you that you all should be grateful to his mother, Lisa. In an interview with Esquire, Evans’ mother revealed that her son was not ready to take up the role in the Marvel films. Lisa shared, “His biggest fear was losing his anonymity. He said, ‘I have a career now where I can do work I really like. I can walk my dog. Nobody bothers me. Nobody wants to talk to me. I can go wherever I want. And the idea of losing that is terrifying to me.”
When the Before You Go actor asked advice from his mother, she told him to take up the role. Lisa further shared, “I said to him, ‘Look, you want to do acting work for the rest of your life? If you do this part, you will have the opportunity. You’ll never have to worry about paying the rent. If you take the part, you just have to decide, It’s not going to affect my life negatively—it will enable it.”
Talking about Avengers: Endgame, in the climax, when Steve Rogers gives up his superpowers, he hands over his vibranium shield to Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie. He will be the new Captain America in MCU and also has a Disney+ series coming up titled – The Falcon And The Winter Soldier.