He may have played Captain America in various Marvel films, but this character is not his favourite. In an interview with Style magazine, Chris Evans said his favourite was Spider-Man since childhood. The actor said, “I love Captain America, but Spider-Man is my childhood hero. I loved doing scenes like tying myself to the sides of buildings and trying to leap from one building to another.”
“I would have hated wearing a Spider-Man mask. I am very claustrophobic, and I doubt if I can wear that kind of full suit and mask for hours a day on one set. I really like my Captain America outfit, which I think is cool anyway!” Evans added.
The actor said that it wasn’t an easy choice for him to play Captain America. He said, “I was very worried about not being able to walk down the street without being recognised because I like my anonymity. But the greater worry was the commitment to a long-term contract and knowing that for potentially the next ten years of your life you’re going to be playing the same character. It was not an easy decision, but now I’m very happy with it.”
He also spoke about the unpredictability of being an actor. “You can’t allow your success to define your identity or happiness. You have to keep that separate. Every actor who’s struggling at the beginning will tell you about how unpredictable the business is, and you never know whether you’re going to get a call-back or whether you’re as good as you hope you are.”
He continued, “There are a lot of very talented actors out there who don’t make it. It’s a very fragile kind of world. But there’s something addictive about acting. When you get into it, really into it, there’s no better feeling than that. You feel such a rush when you know you’ve given a good performance that lives up to your expectations. That’s what keeps you going.”