Chris Evans: My Days Were Numbered If I Failed With Captain America: [ send to a friend ]
Chris Evans said he knew he didn't have the luxury to fail when he took on the role as 'Captain America: The First Avenger'.
"I had already made quite a few stinkers," Evans tells Prestige. "I couldn't afford to make another one, let alone another one on that scale. If you make one that big and it fails, your days are numbered."
"When I first saw the film, I loved it. I really, really did. I saw it and texted director Joe Johnston and said, 'Thank you so much for giving me something to be proud of.' When you're proud of it, you want to talk about it. It made doing the press a lot easier."
"Not only was I extremely happy with how the film turned out, but it was such a fantastic working experience."
"Everything about it has been a positive. There has not been one negative, and thank God for my team and my family and friends for pushing me."
Although he admits, "I'm surprised by any movie that is successful. At this point I've made a lot of films. I've made about 20 movies and I'm probably proud of three."
Evans turned the role down multiple times before relenting, in part because he was afraid to carry such a film. But the actor's even more pleased that despite headlining one of the biggest films of 2011, he's been able to maintain his anonymity.
"It's not like Twilight where there are 50 girls waiting outside my apartment and I'll never be alone again. It's not like that," he says.
"I still have an incredible amount of independence and privacy, which is such a blessing. It really couldn't have worked out any better."