Chris Evans may have laid down Captain America’s shield, but he’s got a new badge of honor: he was nominated by the magazine People as the sexiest man alive.
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The selection of People was announced Monday on Stephen Colbert’s Late Night Show and on the magazine’s website. Evans, who for almost ten years played the role of Captain America in Marvel superhero films, thus takes over from another Avenger, Paul Rudd.
“My mom will be so happy,” he told the magazine, which hits newsstands Friday. “She’s proud of everything I do, but it’s something she can really brag about. »
He also knows that he risks being teased by those close to him. “It will be really bullying,” he joked in an interview.
Among those likely to heckle him are his co-stars and previous Sexiest Man winners like Rudd, Ryan Reynolds and Chris Hemsworth. (Hemsworth, who plays Thor in the Marvel movies, was the first Avenger to win the annual honor of Peoplewhich was first awarded to Mel Gibson in 1985.)
Other winners include John Legend, Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba, Adam Levine, Richard Gere, Channing Tatum and David Beckham.
People interviewed Evans, 41, at a farm in Georgia, where the actor spoke about finding a better work-life balance. “The most enjoyable part of my career right now is feeling safe enough to ease off,” he said.
Evans first appeared on the big screen in The New Comers in 2000 and played superhero Johnny Storm in two Fantastic Four films, released in 2005 and 2007. But he rose to prominence in 2011 with the release of Captain America: The First Avenger.
He’s since played the superhero in 10 Marvel movies, laying down his shield after saving the universe in Avengers: Endgame in 2019.
Evans additionally lent his voice to the character of Buzz Lightyear in the film. Lightyear of Pixar and played a sadistic assassin trying to get the skin of Ryan Reynolds in The Gray Man from Nextflix, both released this year.
The actor told People that he planned to marry and start a family. He clarified that he did not expect to talk much about his private life. “There are things you want just for yourself, or just for my family and friends. »
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Chris Evans named People’s Sexiest Man