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Chris Evans Says He's Not Retiring From Acting

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- Don't worry, Captain America isn't going anywhere.

Last week, Avengers star Chris Evans reportedly told Variety that he's planning to retire from acting.

"I've known for a while I wanted to direct," Evans told Variety. "But [time] never really opens up. There's another movie to do, there's another acting job. It just got to a point where I was like, you know what -- I have to do this."

On Monday, Evans clarified what he meant. "I said, I directed last year and I really responded to it, I really enjoyed it and I'd love to focus a little more on that," he said on Good Morning America.

He continued, sarcastically, "Then, [I'm] retiring, hanging up the shoes I guess! By no means, am I planning on retiring. It's kind of a silly statement."

The Captain America: The Winter Soldier star added that his real life super heroes were "my parents."

"My parents had four of us and it wasn't easy," he said. "They did a pretty good job in my opinion."

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