Chris Evans doesn’t think Marvel’s movie productions are all that magical or awe-inspiring in the traditional sense. Instead he compares them to “factories”:
“Those Captain America movies are great, and I’m proud of every one of them, but on set they’re giant f______ factories, and we spend a lot of time sitting around.”
Evans continued on, praising the experience of making movies with other people:
“But on a movie like Gifted you come home every day and you feel like you got to act! You feel exhausted. You get through eight, nine pages of dialogue. On Captain America, you might get through two pages per day, if you’re lucky. And that’s fine, it’s a different process. But there’s something refreshing about that intimate exchange with the other people involved in a smaller film. You feel like you get your hands dirty.”
“One of my biggest fears was that the movies were going to be good…Because if things worked out, I’d have to do all six of them. And at the time, that was the most terrifying aspect of it. That it was going to be so dominating, all-encompassing.”
My take: Evans doesn’t sound so stupid here, and his take is largely my own, if only I ever actually worked as an actor making millions playing men in tights fighting invisible CGI monsters.Ah, now there’s the life, and Evans has it good. Luckily, he seems to understand as much.