Chris Evans Shares His Favorite Memory With Christopher Plummer
Actor Christopher Plummer died on Feb. 5, 2021, and his Knives Out co-star Chris Evans is remembering him in the sweetest way. After Plummer’s death was announced, Evans shared his favorite memory of Plummer on Twitter.
The two actors worked together on Knives Out, a 2019 mystery film that was directed by Rian Johnson. The movie also starred Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, and Lakeith Stanfield.
Chris Evans remembers his favorite moment with Christopher Plummer
In Knives Out, famous novelist Harlan Thrombey (Plummer) is found dead. The movie centers around the mystery surrounding his death as a detective named Benoit Blanc (Craig) attempts to solve the case.
Evans played Harlan’s grandson Ransom, and the two shared multiple scenes together throughout the movie. On Twitter, Evans told fans about one of his favorite memories with Plummer from filming Knives Out.
“This is truly heartbreaking. What an unbelievable loss. Few careers have such longevity and impact. One of my favorite memories from Knives Out was playing piano together in the Thrombey house between set ups. He was a lovely man and a legendary talent,” Evans tweeted.
Christopher Plummer enjoyed working with the cast of ‘Knives Out’
In 2019, Plummer was interviewed by Parade Magazine about his career and experience working on Knives Out. Plummer told the magazine that he enjoyed filming the mystery film with the cast.
“We all laughed a lot. And when you get a cast like that, it makes for more competition, and suddenly you’re really on your toes. You have to be. And that’s healthy,” he said.
Plummer continued, “Rian really made a little masterpiece. I think it is great. Great cast. We were all spoiled rotten. In fact, I don’t think any of us ever thought that we would get the reception that we got in Toronto [at the Toronto International Film Festival] when it first showed. I understand that subsequently, as well, that audiences like it very much. They laugh a lot. It’s screamingly funny, I think.”
When it came to Knives Out, Plummer explained that he wanted to work on the movie as soon as he read the script.
“I loved it immediately. I loved its irreverent darkness, and when it was finally done, I thought [director] Rian Johnson really made it move from one scene to the other beautifully. It was a very difficult thing to do, and he did it marvelously,” he said.
Christopher Plummer did not want to retire
After appearing in Knives Out, Plummer played Frank Pitsenbarger in The Last Full Measure. The movie marked his last on-screen role. Plummer also has a voice role in Heroes of the Golden Masks, an animated film that will be released posthumously.
While speaking with Parade Magazine, Plummer revealed that he did not have plans to ever retire from acting.
“First of all, I can’t afford to retire, quite simply, and I don’t want to,” the late actor said. “Actually, I’ve done more interesting stuff in the last five or six years than I’ve done all my life in the theater… No, never retire. Don’t want to. There’s too many wonderful things to do.”