written by Emily on July 02, 2020

Chris Evans Always Reads Between the Lines

Before Chris Evans became Chris Evans, superhero and superstar, he made a habit of asking scene partners the question every starry-eyed artist wants to ask: “What’s your process?”

I’ve met some actors who are wildly self-aware, wildly self-possessed, incredibly intelligent people,” he says. “I’ve also met actors who have no idea what’s going on around them at any given moment. And both can turn in phenomenal performances. It really begs the question: What is going on in your head when you see a piece of paper with a bunch of words?

Somewhere on the journey from acting in school plays just outside Boston to a blockbuster career in indie flicks, on Broadway, and almost a dozen appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America, and on to his recent impressive turn on the Apple TV+ limited series “Defending Jacob,” Evans stopped asking the question—but not because he’d settled on an answer.

The only conclusion I can draw is that there is no formula,” he says. “I think it’s meant to be in a constant state of rebirth. It’s this organic, living thing that you have to re-examine with every character.

Sorry if that made me sound pretentious; I’m hearing myself right now,” he adds with a groan.

Evans is too articulate about his 20-year love affair with acting and, frankly, too charming to ever come off as pretentious. In his conversation with Backstage, conducted remotely from his home in Los Angeles, he overflows with practical advice for his peers and fellow students of the craft.

Actors at the beginning of their careers could take a leaf out of Evans’ book: During the summer before his senior year of high school, he wrote to New York City casting offices about interning. “I figured I should probably have a job that brought me into contact with agents,” he remembers. While he was assisting with casting bit parts on the Michael J. Fox sitcom “Spin City,” he ended up “talking to agents every day and keeping a little book of the agents who were nice.” He then asked to read monologues for the agent who, after Evans finished school early to audition for pilot season, got him a role on 2000’s short-lived Fox comedy “Opposite Sex”—plus plenty of other auditions he did not book.

Oh, god,” he says when the subject of auditioning comes up. “Ninety-five percent of the work is rejection. Those first 10 years, you’ve got to put the gloves on for every job and you’ve got to get in the ring.” For the first half of his career, Evans emerged from most auditions convinced he not only wasn’t getting the part, but that he wasn’t getting any part ever again. “When all you hear in your head is that high-pitched buzzing sound and your palms are sweating and you feel like you can’t catch your breath,” he deadpans, “that’s the opposite of trying to drop into a moment.”

Read more at Backstage.com

written by Emily on June 01, 2020

Defending Jacob: 1.08 “After” Episode Stills & Screen Captures

I hope you all had a chance to watch the final episode of Defending Jacob titled “After.” I thought this episode was a great finale to the show. I feel like there would have been great potential for a second season. Check out the gallery for episode stills and screen captures from the episode!

written by Emily on May 25, 2020

Defending Jacob: 1.07 “Job” Episode Stills & Screen Captures

I have added HQ episode stills and HD screen captures from the seventh episode of Defending Jacob titled “Job.” An intense episode! The final episode airs this Friday.

As the trial begins, Jacob’s fate hangs in the balance.

written by Emily on May 19, 2020

Defending Jacob: 1.06 “Wishful Thinking” Episode Stills + Screen Captures

I have added episode stills and HD screen captures from Friday’s episode of Defending Jacob titled “Wishful Thinking.” Check out the gallery for them! 2 more episodes!

Andy and Klein explore two last-ditch efforts to prove Jacob’s innocence.

written by Emily on May 09, 2020

Defending Jacob: 1.05 “Visitors” Episode Stills & Screen Captures

The gallery has now been updated with two HQ episode stills and HD screen captures from the 5th episode of Defending Jacob titled “Visitors.” This was another great episode! There are 3 more episodes left!

Andy visits his father, and learns some troubling information from Jacob’s friends Derek and Sarah.

written by Emily on May 02, 2020

Defending Jacob: 1.04 “Damage Control” Episode Stills & Screen Captures

I have added three episode stills and HD screen captures from yesterday’s episode of Defending Jacob titled “Damage Control.” Check them out in the gallery.

written by Emily on April 27, 2020

Defending Jacob: 1.03 “Poker Faces” Screen Captures

The gallery has now been updated with HD screen captures of Chris in the third episode of Defending Jacob titled “Poker Faces.” Check them out! The next episodes will be released on Friday, May 1st!

written by Emily on April 26, 2020

Defending Jacob: 1.02 “Everything Is Cool” Screen Captures

The gallery has now been updated with HD screen captures of Chris from the second episode of Defending Jacob titled “Everything Is Cool.” Enjoy!

written by Emily on April 25, 2020

Defending Jacob: 1.01 “Pilot” Screen Captures

The first three episodes of Defending Jacob are now available on Apple TV+. I’m loving the show so far and can’t wait for next week’s episode! I have added HD screen captures from the first episode of the show. I will add the second and third next before Friday’s episode! Enjoy :)

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written by Emily on April 25, 2020

‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’ Screen Captures

I have updated the gallery with HD screen captures from Chris’ film last year The Red Sea Diving Resort on Netflix. Enjoy! I should be adding Knives Out captures next week.

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