“Defending Jacob” star Chris Evans joins Variety Live! #AtHome where he shares all of his thoughts surrounding the Apple TV series and its dramatic season finale, which aired May 29.
THR – Best known as Captain America, the Boston native reflects on the panic attacks that almost led him to abandon acting, repeatedly turning down Marvel before reconsidering and following eight years in the MCU with an Apple TV+ limited series.
“I’m at a point now where I have a little more room to breathe,” says Chris Evans, the actor best known for his work in seven of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters of not only the past decade, but ever, playing Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, in Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
As we record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast, the 38-year-old continues, “Sometimes I wake up and don’t have any appetite to make a film. And then other times I can’t wait to get on set because I have a new ‘strength,’ maybe, in risk-taking: I’m more excited to get to set and take some big swings and not be so concerned about, ‘Will this end it all for me?’ And I think that’s where the best work comes from, especially on Defending Jacob.”
Evans is referring to the acclaimed new eight-part limited series on Apple TV+, adapted from William Landay’s 2012 novel of the same name, on which he served as an executive producer and stars as an assistant district attorney working a murder case that leads him to very uncomfortable places. “I really took some swings and made a mess, not quite thinking about consequence or whether this will impact getting future jobs,” Evans says, “and I think that’s where some of the best work comes from.”
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.
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.
Chris Evans talks about the terrible haircut he gave his dog, brushing up on tap dancing, his cable-knit sweater obsession and why he’s supporting Christopher’s Haven during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chris Evans and his brother Scott tackle a sibling version of the Couples Challenge, answering questions about each other’s quarantine behavior by pointing with their eyes closed to test how well they know each other.
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.
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.
Chris Evans has joined the All In Challenge to help raise money towards Feeding America, Meals On Wheels, World Central Kitchen and No Kid Hungry. You can check out more info about it here and to make a donation if you are able to: http://allinchallenge.in/chrisevans!
(Also Chris joined instagram! Follow him at @chrisevans.
Chris Evans is taking a break from defending the planet to spend time with YOU. Yep – you read that correctly. You and two friends are invited to a virtual game night with Chris Evans. Other attendees on the list defending their board-game thrones are Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner. Yep – again, you read that correctly. Hang with these “super” stars for a sure-to-be-remembered board game battle and wrap up the call with a question and answer session with the castmates. Here’s your chance to ask your deepest questions about life, success, their acting careers and other topics beyond the universe! Chris Evans has gone #ALLin and is bringing five of his closest friends along for this experience! *no superpowers will be permitted during gaming* 100% of the money raised through this Game/Auction will go directly to Feeding America, Meals On Wheels, World Central Kitchen and No Kid Hungry.
One (1) winner plus two (2) guests will receive a 40-minute virtual hangout with Chris Evans and five (5) of his closest friends: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner Twenty (20) minutes will be spent playing board games, and the other 20 minutes will consist of a private Q and A session with the group
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!