ESQUIRE – The artist formerly known as Captain America is found in seclusion at his rambling farmhouse, set back from the road on a couple of sylvan acres in the Boston suburbs, not far from his childhood home. It’s a warm, late-winter afternoon. The trees are bare. The sky is clear. Patches of melting snow cover the ground.
With his fortieth birthday on the horizon, Chris Evans seems to have undertaken a retreat, returning to familiar ground to regroup. The Marvel Cinematic Universe now behind him, the actor has the time, money, and wherewithal to pursue anything he wants.
All he has to do is figure out what.
Evans is sitting in an armchair by an unlit fireplace in an area off the kitchen, an informal sort of room you might call a den. The furnishings appear to be mid-century modern, a style often seen in Los Angeles, where he has a house in the Hollywood Hills. Evans is welcoming but not warm, broish in a manner that bespeaks form over content. In person he seems very much like the guy onscreen; his upper torso is sculpted in a way that suggests he’s still wearing his Avengers uniform under his green tartan flannel shirt. His ball cap has a shamrock on the front panel.
Evans’s mutt is snoozing at my feet, letting out the occasional fart. His name is Dodger, after Evans’s favorite character in the Disney movie Oliver & Company—the roguish mongrel who leads Fagin’s gang of orphans. The pair met in 2016 at a Savannah rescue shelter where Evans was filming a scene for the feel-good movie Gifted.
You would never know it from the spotless condition of the premises, but last night Evans hosted friends for karaoke. I ask him his favorite song choice. “You can’t go wrong with Billy Joel,” he says. (Coincidentally, it was Joel who voiced Dodger in the animated film.) His lifelong crew includes a cardiologist, an engineer, a computer guy. Like Evans, they’ve made good but stuck around, rooted in their home soil, die-hard fans of the Red Sox, and the changing seasons.
Evans’s latest acting project, Defending Jacob, is about to debut on Apple TV+. On the show, he plays an assistant district attorney in a small town who finds himself torn between his professional responsibilities and his love for his teenage son, who has been accused of a gruesome murder. As the episodes proceed, Evans’s character confronts his own secret past.
The limited series was shot in the Boston suburbs. “It felt like I had a regular nine-to-five job,” he says. “I’d sleep in my own bed; I’d see my family on weekends. A lot of times you have a bit of a nomadic lifestyle as an actor. You live out of suitcases and in cities you’re not familiar with. Doing Jacob made me feel like I was home but still doing what I love. It was incredibly comforting.” His real estate holdings notwithstanding, he considers this his home. He spends a lot of time with his brother, the actor Scott Evans (One Life to Live, Grace & Frankie); his younger sister, Shanna; and his older sister, Carly, and her children. He often calls his mom, Lisa, ten minutes before dinner to tell her he’s coming over to eat.
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Hi Chris fans! I have added 2 posters and a few episode stills from the first three episodes of Defending Jacob. The series looks great! I can’t wait to watch it on April 24th! Enjoy :)
Television Productions > Defending Jacob (2020) > Episode Stills > Episode One
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Family is unconditional. Watch Defending Jacob April 24 on the Apple TV app: https://apple.co/_DefendingJacob
In this gripping, character-driven thriller, a shocking crime rocks a small Massachusetts town and one family in particular, forcing an assistant district attorney to choose between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his son.
Based on the 2012 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, this limited drama series stars Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Sakina Jaffrey, Betty Gabriel, and J.K. Simmons.
It’s not a ghost car, it’s just wicked smart. Sorry, we meant smaht. Watch this year’s big game commercial and see how Chris Evans, John Krasinski, Rachel Dratch, and David “Big Papi” Ortiz react to one of the Sonata’s newest and smartest features: Remote Smart Parking Assist. All while paying homage to their beloved Boston.
We have the first look at Chris in his upcoming series Defending Jacob. Defending Jacob will debut exclusively on Apple TV+ on Friday, April 24, launching with the first three episodes. New episodes will premiere weekly thereafter on Fridays. (Source). You can read the synopsis below and check out the first two images in the gallery!
Defending Jacob is a limited drama series that unfolds around a shocking crime that rocks a small Massachusetts town, and follows an Assistant District Attorney who finds himself torn between his sworn duty to uphold justice, and his unconditional love for his son.
Last weekend, Chris attended several events during the Golden Globes 2020 weekend. I have updated the gallery with several events that he attended! Sorry for the delay!
Public Appearances > 2020 > Jan 04 | Coca-Cola, BMW Beverly Hills And FASHWIRE Present Gold Meets Golden 2020
Public Appearances > 2020 > Jan 04 | Lionsgate Golden Globes Party
Public Appearances > 2020 > Jan 05 | 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards (Arrivals)
Public Appearances > 2020 > Jan 05 | 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards (Cocktails)
Public Appearances > 2020 > Jan 05 | 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards (Show)
Public Appearances > 2020 > Jan 05 | CAA Golden Globes Party
Last Wednesday (October 23), Chris attended the screening of Sell By at the NewFest Film Festival with his brother Scott Evans who stars in the film. Check out the photos from the screening arrivals and after party in the gallery.
Public Appearances > 2019 > Oct 23 | NewFest Film Festival – ‘Sell By’ Screening (After Party)
Hello Chris fans! Yesterday (September 7), Chris attended the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival for his upcoming film Knives Out. It was the first time Chris has gone since 2014, so it was great to see him attend again. He made his way around different events including the Variety Studio, The Hollywood Reporter Studio, Knives Out premiere, and many more! Check out the gallery for all the photos!
Public Appearances > 2019 > Sep 07 | 2019 Toronto International Film Festival – The Hollywood Reporter Studio
Public Appearances > 2019 > Sep 07 | 2019 Toronto International Film Festival – ‘Knives Out’ Premiere
Public Appearances > 2019 > Sep 07 | 2019 Toronto International Film Festival – Entertainment Weekly’s Must List Party
Public Appearances > 2019 > Sep 07 | 2019 Toronto International Film Festival – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association And The Hollywood Reporter Party
Inspired by remarkable true life rescue missions, THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT is the incredible story of a group of international agents and brave Ethiopians who in the early 80s used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel. The undercover team carrying out this mission is led by the charismatic Ari Levinson (Chris Evans) and courageous local Kabede Bimro (Michael Kenneth Williams). The prestigious cast also includes Haley Bennett, Alessandro Nivola, Michiel Huisman, Chris Chalk, Greg Kinnear and Ben Kingsley. Only on Netflix July 31.