HOLLYWOOD - Massachusetts native Chris Evans says that he has never been prouder of one of his movies as he is about Captain America: The First Avenger a film based on the Marvel Comics character.
He recently spoke with Voodoo Dupree of The West Hollywood Flaming Gazette and he stated that his latest movie has just surpassed his previous favorite movie The Robot Chicken.
Evans who says he was named after the famous explorer Christopher Columbus told Dupree that he really enjoyed working on the movie and interacting with the great actor Tommy Lee Jones who portrays Colonel Chester Phillips.
Chris laughed as he said that contrary to what a lot of people think Jones does not really bite people, granted he comes close but he doesn't actually break the skin the way that crazy Mike Tyson did that time with Evander Holyfield.
Evans said that he was surprised to learn that in between his scenes Tommy Lee actually retreats to his movie lot trailer where he dabbles at macrame.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Most people would be shocked to learn that tough guy Tommy Lee Jones is into macrame and some of his handy work, including a giant living room rug designed to look like the Kalahari Desert actually won an award at last year's Minneapolis Invitational Macrame Contest in Minneapolis, Minnesota.]
Chris said he also enjoyed working with Hayley Atwell who stars as Peggy Carter. Chris said that he has worked with dozens and dozens of actresses but none of them have smelled as pretty as Hayley does.
He says that she attributes it to the fact that she eats lots of honey, cinnamon, and fried okra.
Dupree asked Chris if he could give her any interesting behind-the-scenes movie morsels (tidbits).
He responded by saying that he thought she would never ask. He then told her that the director dropped several lines from the movie which he personally wished he had left in.
One such line that was cut was from a scene where his character Steve Rogers aka Captain America is all dressed up in his Captain America outfit. He turns towards Peggy (Hayley) and asks her to touch his shield. She does and he then asks her how it felt.
Peggy blushes and replies "It felt big and hard."
Chris said that after shooting the scene 23 times the director gave up because he and Hayley simply just could not stop laughing.
Another line of dialogue that was cut was when Steve Rogers looks at Heinz Kruger, played by Richard Armitage and inquisitively asks "And who the hell are you?"
Kruger grins and responds by asking, "Who am I? Who am I? Why I'm Heinz Kruger bitch! And if you have a freakin problem with that then go tell someone who lives in Arizona."
But the line that was cut that really upset Chris as well as Tommy Lee Jones was a line spoken by Colonel Chester Phillips.
The line which was addressed to Captain America was, "Captain A, lissen up dude. You have got to understand one thing. And that is that you are one very powerful SOB. You can do a lot with the tremendous talent that you got. Now couple that along with the fact that you are also the luckiest SOB that I have ever known.'
Colonel Phillips took a puff from his cigar and continued, "So hear me when I say that you are more powerful than Oprah Winfrey, Ryan Seacrest, Steven Spielberg, and that freckled-faced bitch Lindsay Lohan all put together."
Chris was asked what he plans on buying with some of the money earned from the movie, which is destined to be a big hit. He thought about it for a moment and said that he does not really know why but that he has always wanted to buy his very own milk cow.
SIDENOTE: Denzel Washington originally put in for the role of Captain America but he was turned down by the producers as being too old, to theatrical, and plus they would have literally have had to spend a small fortune on make up to lighten up his skin in order make him look like a white super hero.