Well, I was just looking back at the old site www.imdb.com/name/nm0262635/board/threads/ and thinking about the Appreciation Threads that we had going. They were so full I thought it was a shame not to transfer it. The problem is that most of the stuff in there would be covered on this board withl its own thread like the USO trip or it would go under news.
I'm sure we can find something though. I thought of one thing. See below.
Story of a Five Year Old Avenger, Meeting The Avengers
There’s a lot of crew walking around, looking at this strange woman with four jam-packed bags from Staples and the little boy with the Captain America shield. The Security Guard stops my wife and son, a mere 10 feet away from Robert Downey, Jr. and Chris Evans.
“Wait here for a second” the guards says, then takes a few steps forward, waiting to see if he can interrupt the talent. There is a woman standing next to my wife and son. She looks at Edison, shield in hand, staring in awe at his heroes, and then turns towards the stars.
“Chris!” she shouts. Chris Evans stops, mid-sentence, and turns to the woman. Robert Downey, Jr. looks over, frowns, but seeing a little boy with a Captain America shield, gets it and shrugs.
This woman that called to Evans has got his attention. She points to my son and exclaims, “Look at this! Look at how adorable he is!”
This woman? Chris Evans mother.
Chris Evans starts walking towards my son and says, “Now I bet you’re thinking, ‘That doesn’t look like Captain America.'”
“Oh no, he knew it was you from waaaaay over there,” my wife assures him.
Edison, face-to-face with the man he saw on the big screen merely 24 hours earlier, does what any self-respecting five year would do in front of his hero of the hour: he holds his shield up in front of his face, overcome with a case of The Shy.
“Edison,” my wife says, “put the shield down and shake his hand like a gentleman.”
Evans crouches down next to Edison, who extends his hand and shakes the hand of The First Avenger. “Can I see your shield?” Evans asks and Edison hands his battered toy shield over. “Wow, you’re getting a lot of use out of this. You fighting a lot of bad guys with this?” he asks. Chris Evans and Edison proceed to have a conversation about the finer points of shields and fighting the enemy.
“Would you mind if I got a picture of you?” my wife asks.
“Not at all!” Evans says.
“Sure,” Evans says, and my wife manages to get one more picture.
Just then, a quiet-spoken gentleman walks over. “Chris, sorry, I need you for one more shot.” The gentleman looks at my son and apologizes. “Sorry, little buddy, I need Captain America for a minute.” This is the only time during the entire story that I am jealous of my son and beside myself that I wasn’t there. One of my writing idols, Joss Whedon, has just spoken to my child.
My wife apologizes for taking up their time, with Whedon and Evans smiling and assuring her that it is fine. Then she takes a picture with Chris Evans’ mom, who was instrumental in making this meeting happen.
My wife and son watch the crew film a couple of shots and then decide to leave. Thus ends their trip to the set of The Avengers.
September 6th, 2011 – I return to work with my son, who didn’t start school until the next day. A co-worker (whose son is also at work) says she saw my Facebook status, saw the pics and thought they were cool. Our kids sit together for the day, drawing and playing. Later, my co-worker pulls me aside and says, “You know your son is on the Internet?” Fearing that I’m in some sort of Clive Owen interwebs scandal flick, I ask her to clarify. Lo and behold, there is a professional picture of my son with Chris Evans on socialite life dot com or something or other.
This continues for the next few days, with new pictures of him springing up on various sites. I even broke down and went to a Chris Evans fan page to see if there were pics.
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Written by his father:
My little boy David loves watching the Fantastic Four films, he especially loves Chris Evans and spends a lot of time playing at being Johnny Storm. I have to play the baddie and he defeats me. He’s got his walls covered with Johnny Storm pictures too and he knows all the lines. We were recently staying with my best friend Tom who lives in Manchester, England and found out that Chris Evans was coming to town. David was disappointed to find that we’d have already left before the film crew arrived so he sat down and made a card with some pictures for Chris Evans and wrote him a little note. I’ve never seen him sit so long at a table and concentrate! I wish I’d scanned it but I never thought. On the front he did a little picture of Johnny Storm flying across the sky and inside another picture of a scene from the first movie with some speech bubbles and he wrote a little note to Chris saying he was his favourite actor. His ‘uncle’ Tom promised he’d try to get it to Chris Evans for him.
Tom took the card to the film site but security was so tight that he couldn’t get near anyone so he left the card with a note saying who it was from and that he was sorry not to get to take a photo for David’s birthday which was soon. The security guy told him to write down his address and he’d try to find someone to pass it to but made no promises as everything was crazy. That was on Friday 24th Sept. The following morning Tom received a special ‘next day delivery’ from Chris Evans! In it was a brilliant photo of Chris holding up David’s little card, a birthday card with a message from Chris Evans, he’d also signed two BluRay DVD covers with a little message on each for David. On one it said ‘FLAME ON!’ and was signed and on the other it said ‘DREAM BIG, BUDDY’ and was also signed.
It was David’s birthday yesterday. When he saw the card from Chris he read it, looked up, read it again, asked us to read it for him then he just stared at it grinning just repeating, ‘‘really? not really! really? is it real?’’ When we told him what had happened he started to tremble a bit, ran to his room, ran back again and basically didn’t know where to put himself. He had actually seen the photo before his birthday but we’ve now had it framed and he knew about nothing else. For the rest of the day he kept running back to the card and picture to look at them for the millionth time. We haven’t been allowed to play the DVDs yet as they have to stay on display and no-one’s allowed to touch them. When he’d gone to bed at the end of the day, we were tidying the mess up and had a big panic because we couldn’t find the photo! We were just getting desperate when David’s older sister had an idea. She checked under his pillow and it was there!
Most of the films on Youtube of the filming were taken on Fri 24th and I think it was their busiest day. Yet blockbuster movie or not Chris Evans still stopped to take the time to make a big effort for a little boy and for that he will always be loved in our household. Earlier this year David developed epilepsy really quite badly but is incredibly brave and is always cheerful and it meant a lot to us that he had such a special surprise this year. We are really grateful and David’s learnt a lovely lesson about consideration, kindness and values that he will remember forever.
Because of his age (7 and one day) and his health problems we want to keep David’s details private but really wanted to share the story with people who are fans of Chris Evans so you can see he really is as decent a guy as people say he is. You can see the photo and a scan of the card though.
So if anyone who knows Chris Evans actually reads this, PLEASE tell him that he made a little boy very, very happy. And his parents too!
Good luck with everything you do Chris. We wish you happiness and success.
Galactus Insert: Having interviewed Chris when he was doing press for Fantastic Four, I can attest that the guy is a real class act. We at CBM wish him well and think he's going to be an awesome Captain America.
"The movie came to life every time you were on the screen." Stan Lee to Chris Evans.
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it's not about Chris, so I didn't consider opening a thread at the video board, but it contains a good mention on Chris Evans (at 15:40 aproxi), also considering Chris expressed before how much he likes John Oliver on his twitter...
"great A-premium hunk" ... yes john we agree.. Chris is just that
Last Edit: Feb 27, 2017 19:44:16 GMT by mechevpao9