Chris Evans on Playing Captain America

Chris Evans talked about playing Captain America in the latest issue of Total Film.

"It’s important, you know at the end of the day we are doing this for the fans. And if they’re not happy, we’ve missed the mark," he told the magazine, adding, "You go in and do as much research as you can from the comic books, but you’re also trying to make something your own. This is an origin story… I think a lot of the comic books deal with after he’s become Captain America, so to some degree we had to take some liberties. But you want to make sure you’ve done your homework."

Evans said that he wanted the character to remain human. "You want the character to be the icon, but if you reduce him to a red, white and blue outfit it makes him shallow."

"It wasn’t until we got our hands dirty with the script and had a good couple of scenes in the can, that I thought, ‘Man, I think I’m actually getting this guy.’ I feel like the character now, much more than a shield or a mask,"
he said.

For more of the interview, click here. Captain America is scheduled to hit 3D and 2D theaters on July 22.