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Chris Evans turned down 'Captain America' role and does his own stunts

Chris Evans as Captain America and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
Chris Evans as Captain America and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
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According to The Scotsman on March 24, Chris Evans, who has the starring role in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", is pretty enthused in doing his own stunts for the film. Also, being that he considers himself more of a "low key" actor, he even turned own the role of the super soldier.

Evans pretty much understands the intellect of modern audiences on how good they are picking up on the details of a film.

“Audiences are smart and they know when you've swapped in a stunt person. So I had a three-month training schedule where I did a lot of gymnastics and I knew there was a scene coming up where we have a chase on motorbikes, so I put myself into motorcycle school. I thought I was going to love it but…It was kind of fun, but I realized that if I’m going to take that kind of risk, I’d rather do it on a horse".

The celebrity can be compared to the actors that are now iconic of the superman films and for that matter is now analogous to the DC Cinematic Universe as the "superman" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At first he didn't want to take on such a role, as he would have preferred to have more of an obscure lifestyle, but, like Spider-Man, with great power comes great responsibility.

“It was also the fact that they wanted nine movies, and that’s a long time. I thought: ‘I could be doing this when I’m 40.’ My agent called me an idiot, but he went along with it. But then they called back, and when I blamed it on having to commit to making nine movies, they shrank it down to six. It still didn't leave a lot of time between pictures though. And I wanted to be able to go to a ball game, or down to the store and have a pretty normal life. That’s a big thing for me”.

So after taking his issues to his therapist, he decided to take the plunge and go for it.

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" opens in theaters come April 4.

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