June 13, 2012 4:42 PM EST
‘The Avengers: Captain America’ Chris Evans Celebrates 31st Birthday
"The Avengers" star, Chris Evans, has said that he wished he was Captain America. The Hollywood actor also said that he greatly admires his character Captain America Steve Rogers.
In a "Flicks and Bits" interview, Evans said that he truly respects Captain America's drive to live up to his heroic ideals. Well, his wish finally came true as he celebrates his 31st birthday.
Christopher Robert "Chris" Evans was born on June 13, 1981 in Massachusetts and then raised in the Boston suburb of Sudbury. His mother, Lisa Marie, is an artistic director at the Concord Youth Theater and his father, G. Robert "Bob" Evans III, is a dentist. He is the nephew of U.S. Congressman Mike Capuano.
Evans has two sisters, Carly, a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, a high school drama and English teacher named Shanna and a younger brother, Scott, who was featured on the ABC soap opera "One Life to Live." His mother is of half Italian and half Irish ancestry. Evans was raised a Catholic and he graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. Evans is also a supporter of marriage equality.
"I love the character, Steve Rogers, he's everything I wish I could be as a man, you know?" Evans said. He's good for the sake of good, and that's a fun character to try to portray," the actor shared.
The heartthrob actor went on to reveal that one of "The Avengers" key themes is how Captain America deals with culture once he arrives in the present day where the world around him is a completely different place with a lot of technologies that put blocks between people.
"In the '40s there's maybe a bit more of a direct, honest, sincerity to the way people behaved. I think human interaction breeds manners, you know? This is a world Steve Rogers isn't quite accustomed to, it's a different world that he has to get used to," Evans said.
"I think with The Avengers, even more than in Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers has some issues, some conflicts and some trouble with the fact that he is a man out of time. But he puts that second and the mission first. He's selfless," Evans further shared. That explains why a lot of Marvel fans, not only Evans, like this extraordinary superhero.