Chris Evans’ portrayal of Steve Rogers is probably going to go down as the definitive performance of the character for a good while. With Evans exiting the role with Avengers: Endgame, whether or not we liked the ending, we’re going to miss his take on the character.
As many Marvel fans know, Evans was a bit reluctant in taking the role. It turns out that we have his mother, Lisa Evans, to thank for talking her son into going for the role.
Talking with Esquire, Evans said, “His biggest fear was losing his anonymity. He said, ‘I have a career now where I can do work I really like. I can walk my dog. Nobody bothers me. Nobody wants to talk to me. I can go wherever I want. And the idea of losing that is terrifying to me.’”
She said that her son turned to her to ask for her advice.
“I said to him, ‘Look, you want to do acting work for the rest of your life? If you do this part, you will have the opportunity. You’ll never have to worry about paying the rent. If you take the part, you just have to decide, It’s not going to affect my life negatively—it will enable it.’ ”
So thank you very much, Mama Evans. Your son did amazingly with the role and gets to do whatever projects he wants. And, yes, never worry about his rent.