Chris Evans on the ‘Slippery Slope’ He Is Always Aware of as an MCU Star
Though Chris Evans starred in several films — from rom-coms and action comedies to thrillers and dramas — before appearing as the righteous Avenger Steve Rogers in the MCU, his turn as Captain America elevated him to A-list status.
Chris Evans played the superhero for nearly a decade, loosening up with each installment until he finally came to accept his true claim to fame in Endgame — his behind.
With paparazzi and fans invested in his romantic life, and casting directors ready to throw him into their latest blockbusters, you may wonder how he manages it all. From the glamour and the big parties to award ceremonies and press junkets, what’s it like to be a famous MCU star?
Chris Evans sat down for an interview with Men’s Journal to discuss his time with the Avengers, what his plans are moving forward (now that Avengers: Endgame has come and gone), and the “slippery slope” he must always bear in mind (likely to avoid finding himself in a disconnected bubble).
Chris Evans on the ‘slippery slope’ you have to look out for in his line of business
During his interview with Men’s Journal, Chris Evans explained why Massachusetts will always be the place he calls home, as opposed to Los Angeles. He stated:
That’s why I like being up here—everything slows down, and you can appreciate the little things that remind you that none of this is real: If I ever start getting too romantic about my career or this industry, it’s a slippery slope.Men’s Journal
Chris Evans explains that he must remain level-headed as an actor. If he romanticizes his career, as those outside the industry often do, he can wind up down a “slippery slope.” Where does this slippery slope lead?
While Evans does not divulge further information concerning his statement, we can assume that he’s referencing the disconnect that often results from glamorizing one’s own existence (and means of income).
In the end, acting is Evans’ career. If he forgets that, and his career — his connection to Hollywood becomes his identity — he will become a physical representation of a glamorized world, as opposed to a member of it, who retains his individuality despite an invisible push to fall in line. However, this is all still entirely speculative.
Chris Evans wants a “normal” family life
After recounting the “slippery slope” fear, it should come as no surprise that Chris Evans wants to start a family and do all the typical activities you see families do. Chris Evans explains to Men’s Journal:
I really want kids. Yeah, I do. I like pretty pedestrian, domestic things. I want a wife, I want kids. I like ceremony. I want to carve pumpkins and decorate Christmas trees and sh*t like that.
Chris Evans may be one of the most in-demand actors currently working in Hollywood; however, he does not plan to give his whole life to the biz. One day, he plans to have a wife, start a family, be home for dinners, and decorate the Christmas tree every year.