Something was 'off' about it but I can't put my finger on exactly what it was. Can't decide if it's just Evans being in a bad mood that day (the reporter mentions a karaoke party the night before - maybe he was hungover?) the journalist deciding to be an asshole or a combination of all of the above.
It certainly wasn't the best one he's ever done, and I'm sure there will be more interviews where he doesn't come across well, but this one I think will not go down as a good one - unlike Wired or Men's Journal that were excellent.
Don't get me started on those awful clothes!
"When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.” —Eckhart Tolle
Feel the same. I'm very split. I did wonder about the karaoke party and if he was a bit 'tired'. Most of it was really enjoyable but the way he described it, if it was an accurate portrayal, Chris was a bit defensive.
I do think, but don't know for sure, that it may be partly because he's been a bit stung by these magazine at home interviews before. Some in the past have been a bit indiscrete - remember Edith Zimmerman?
I always remember when he was being interviewed at the premiere of the first Avengers film and an interviewer showed him the cover of Details magazine. The interview was OK, although again a bit indiscrete in parts, but they threw him under the bus with the front page title "Just Your Average Beer Swilling, Babe Loving Buddhist". His face said it all.
Oh, Jeez. His face. "Right". He was let down there. I agree that he has reason to be a bit cagey.
I did enjoy the interview. Great photos too. Not qualified to judge the clothes. Not my style but I don't have his looks.
It's really hard to judge from the written page what the actual conversation was like. You can't hear tone of voice or see facial expressions. I thought it was a bit weird how he suddenly seemed to jump to being at the Concord Youth Theatre and then out of it again without much explanation.
I was impressed that the interviewer had watched nearly all of Chris's films in preparation and said he'd developed an affection. But there was definitely a bit of a chill in the air for some reason.
Great to see a 'general chat' thread btw. Just like the old days in the IMDb forum. From whence we came!!
I didn't like the interview. It seemed that the writer was kinda bitchy or just didn't want to do the article. And the clothes...that snake skin jacket and green shirt.. horrendous. It looked like a preschooler that dad dressed for school pictures lol
I really don't understand this one.and judging from Chris's expression, he didn't understand either.But I like "The Marvel Cinematic Universe now behind him, the actor has the time, money, and wherewithal to pursue anything he wants." It's really true.
I usually love reading Chris's interviews, because I come away finding something we have in common, or a tidbit about him that shows his sensitive, eccentric or playful side that we don't usually get to see in his roles or talk show interviews as much. I think that's what this one was missing. Even though the writer claimed to be a fan of his, the tone was kind of cynical, which is the opposite of the Chris we know. Maybe he was just having an off day, or it was the editing.. we'll never know though, I guess.
It's doubtful he did it out of research since none of that shows in the interview. Fan or not he was pushing hard for a personal angle (seems to be his style) and it just didn't work to the point where the article became more about him than his subject. Take out the editorializing in the interview and just read the answers and they're fine.
Compare and contrast this to the Esquire interview from 2017 for Gifted (the plane jumping one) with a far better interviewer/writer and it's night and day.
Yes, to all those answers. Obviously, I wouldn't have asked the question if I'd been happy about it. I think it's part of Chris's character to be welcoming and trusting and to have as his default setting that someone is going to be nice and he'll get on with them until proven otherwise. This is something that has slowly had to change. I remember after the Zimmerman interview him saying his eagerness to be welcoming can be misinterpreted. I also remember him saying at least twice that when you become well known you start to question the motives of people who want to get close to you. So sadly he's had to change.
I would love to have been a fly on the wall but I suspect something happened somehow early on to put Chris on edge. Something that wasn't in the article. I may just have been chemistry or tone of voice or something else. But while on the surface the article was interesting and had some interesting background information for newer fans there was just an undercurrent of two people who weren't quite hitting it off. I think we can take it for granted they won't be meeting for a friendly beer any time soon.
"The movie came to life every time you were on the screen." Stan Lee to Chris Evans.