Whatever he had to do, it totally paid off! Look at that body!
Chris Evans discussed his workout routine for Captain America: The First Avenger and wow, does it sound rough.
"We did two hours a day, and it was brutal. I usually like working out. Going in sucks, but walking out, you're like, 'I'm glad I did that! This was different. I'd walk out and I'd be like, 'I need to vomit. I hate this trainer. I hate this movie. I want to go to sleep for a week.' It was just relentless. I've got a fast metabolism and I lose weight very quickly, so for me to get big, it was just eat a lot."
Eating a lot sounds like an actor's dream, but Chris said it was the worst part of the routine. He adds:
"Working out sucked, eating sucked more. You get to a point where you just can't even look at another piece of chicken. You're just so bloated, but you just have to keep consuming protein, so that was tricky."
Yuck. That sounds pretty gross actually.
As for the parts in the film when he has to look sickly, Chris describes what the producers and special effects guys had to do:
"They went back and forth on the type of technology they were going to use. Initially, they were just going to do body shrinking, and then they thought, 'Well, maybe we can get another skinny actor and put Chris' head on it,' and I really, really was against that. I said to Joe, 'Look, I know we want this to look good and this effect to not be distracting from the film, but it has to be my performance. I don't want to share this. Your body is a huge piece of the acting puzzle, and I don't want to have somebody else's body tell the story that I'm trying to tell.' So they did some tweaking and they did a bunch of tests and we went back to the initial plan to shrink my body."
We can't imagine why anyone would want to "shrink" that body, but if it's for the film's plot, we guess that's okay.
Just give us hunky Chris Evans! That'll bring in the big buck$!
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