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Jul272011

'Captain America' Star Chris Evans Discusses Why He Initially Rejected Role

Paramount Pictures/Marvel Entertainment(LOS ANGELES) -- Captain America: The First Avenger was the number-one movie last weekend, earning over 65 million dollars in its debut. The film stars Chris Evans, who was reluctant to take the title role at first. He rejected the part three times because he was afraid his life would become less private if the movie became a hit. Evans says he was worried that he wouldn't be able to "go to the gym, go to the grocery store, walk down the street without having people kind of recognize me" all the time.

Evans was also wary of committing to the Captain America role for what he says will be 10 years, given all the superhero films Marvel has in the pipeline. He says, "It was kind of just nerve-wracking. It was a giant commitment. Ten years is a long time....Who can really make a decision for the next 10 years of their lives. Anybody? Not really. But I did."

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