Chris Evans is on the kind of over-share tour of America usually reserved for Rooney Mara and before her Megan Fox. Evans has talked about going into therapy to cope with the fame and pressure associated with a potential multi-billion dollar franchise. He’s talked about how: “I’ve made about 20 movies and I’m probably proud of three.” He’s admitted that he’s losing his hair, and he’ll probably be bald before he’s done filming The Avengers series of movies. And about when he lost his virginity, he ran home to tell his mother and to ask for an anatomy lesson.
And now he’s sharing a little more. As though there’s much left (that said, honestly, his Details profile revealed more than this new Playboy 20 Questions interview).
Evans spoke to Playboy, and a lot of old ground was raked over: his relationship with Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson, Evans’ taste in women, needing therapy. But there’s a little more detail on how Evans saw Johansson, and the time Evans lost his virginity. And they’re amusing enough anecdotes, so they’re lumped below with the other highlights from the interview.
Basically, Evans makes sure to refer to Johansson as like a “sister” to squash any claims they’re hooking up on set. Although… she’s “blessed.” Blessed with the jiggles. And Evans only had sex once in high school, because he was a late-bloomer.
On The Avengers co-star Robert Downey Jr.: “When we started filming The Avengers, Captain America had not come out yet, and my big concern with Captain America was the press. I love doing one-on-ones. This feels like a conversation. This feels normal to me. But when you get on a stage, all of a sudden you feel like, man, there are 100 people just looking at you. It’s a little bit of a strange feeling. Your heart starts pounding, and that’s scary. Downey was good at just making me feel calm, saying, ‘Look, you’re not alone in this,’ and helping my confidence.”
On co-star Scarlett Johansson: “She is a beautiful lady. She really got blessed. I love that girl, man. She’s like my sister. I’ve known her for 10 years. She’s just one of the smartest people I know. It’s great when someone with a razor-sharp intellect wants to have fun. A lot of my buddies who like to have fun are a little lowbrow, and that’s fun. It’s enjoyable, but you can laugh at only so many farts.”
On his taste in women: “I guess it’s a perfect combination of things. I’m incredibly picky, but that doesn’t mean I look for perfection. I like strange things. I wish you could see some of the girls I have genuinely had crushes on in my life. They’re not the girls you would assume. My friends cannot figure out the girls that, for some reason, I fall for. It’s a unique blend of traits, and on top of that, I’m really enjoying myself right now. I like being able to do what I want to do. If I want to sleep until three today, I’m gonna sleep until three. If I want to go to Vegas this weekend, guess what–I’m going to Vegas. That’s a tough thing to walk away from, and so it has to be the right person. The pickiness makes that an uphill battle. I like girls who are self-deprecating. I like girls who make fun of themselves. If you can’t poke fun at yourself, what are you? I love making fun of myself, so I need a girl who can do that and mean it. And I like generosity. I like compassionate people. I’m not looking for some businesswoman who’s out there making millions and just here to take the world by storm. I just want someone with a good soul. That’s about it. The rest I’m really flexible on. I like a good ass, though. I will say that. It’s Playboy, right? I can say that? I like a big ass.”
On losing his virginity, a continuation of the anecdote he just told in Details Magazine: “Look at pictures of me growing up. It wasn’t always the way it is now. It was a bumpy road for me. There were kids doing a lot more than I was in high school. I just wasn’t there, I guess. I lost my virginity senior year. It happened one time and only one time.” - via Playboy.