Captain America's Chris Evans Is Ready To Take A Break From Acting

Chris Evans

In an interview with the British magazine Glamour (via tv3), Captain America’s Chris Evans said that he plans to take a break from acting once his contract with Marvel Studios is up.

Evans has become more interested in directing. His directorial debut 1:30 Train, about a woman who is robbed on her way to catch a train, is currently in post-production.

"With acting, you're one piece in a very big puzzle. It's like you helped buy a gift but you don't know what the gift is, so you come back and see the movie. Sometimes it's nice, sometimes it's tragic. This process [directing], you're involved in every single decision."

Evans also talked about his struggle with playing Steve Rogers, a role that he initially turned down.

"If I hadn't done it, I'd be really kicking myself. At the time, it was a daunting task for a number of reasons, but in hindsight it was the right move...He doesn't have demons. He's not Batman, he doesn't struggle with inner turmoil. The nature of this character is that he puts himself last and helps the common good. So he could easily slip into a world of boredom...The blessing and curse of Captain America is that he doesn't have that fancy an ability. He doesn't live in another world, or turn green. He doesn't have bells and whistles, he doesn't shoot missiles. He punches and kicks."

Evans has played Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger and Marvel’s The Avengers. He will reprise the role for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. His contract with Marvel is for six films total, so he will likely appear in a third Captain America film and a third Avengers film before he gets to hang up the shield.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes to theaters April 4, 2014.