Chris Evans Talks About Why He Initially Turned Down Captain America Role

Captain America has made a career out of facing down humanity's greatest threats and fears and [...]

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Captain America has made a career out of facing down humanity's greatest threats and fears and conquering them. Captain America: Civil War actor Chris Evans can identify, and that same fear almost kept him from taking on the role.

In an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Evans went into some details as to why he didn't immediately say yes when offered the role, and part of the issue was just committing to such a long term contract.

"Yeah yeah, I was scared, because at first it was a matter, at first it was some 9 picture contract, and there are parts of me that have a little bit of social anxiety with this industry and doing movies one at a time, if all the sudden you decide you don't want to do them anymore, you're afforded the opportunity to take a step back and recalibrate. When you have a giant contract, if all the sudden you're not responding well, too bad, you've got to suit up again, and that was scary. "

Aside from the commitment, it was also about just not wanting to fail. He addressed that as well.

"It kept coming back my way. I said no a few times, and it kept coming back, and I talked to a few people in my life, family, and friends, and it just started to kind of make sense that I was saying no out of fear, really, and you can't do anything out of fear. You can't be doing something because you're scared, so it ended up kind of clicking to me in the way of looking at it and saying whatever you're scared of, push yourself into it."

Luckily for fans, Evans was able to push through his initial worries, therefore giving us the quintessential take on Cap. I really can't see anyone else in the role.

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