Captain America star Chris Evans was voted People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.
The eople’s pick was announced Monday night on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show and on the magazine’s website.
Evans, who has played Captain America for nearly a decade in Marvel superhero movies, takes the baton from another Avenger, Paul Rudd.
“My mom would be very happy,” he told the magazine released on Friday. “She takes pride in everything I do but this is something she can really brag about.”
He also knows that he is likely to be teased by his close friends. “Really this will just be a point of bullying,” he joked in an interview. “It’s ripe for harassment.”
Among those likely to seduce him are his co-stars and previous Sexiest Man Award winners like Rudd, Ryan Reynolds and Chris Hemsworth.
Hemsworth, who plays Thor in the Marvel movies, was the first Avenger to win the annual People’s title, first given to Mel Gibson in 1985.
Other recipients include John Legend, Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba, Adam Levine, Richard Gere, Channing Tatum and David Beckham.
People interviewed Evans, 41, on a farm in Georgia, where the actor talked about finding a better work-life balance. “The most exciting aspect of my career right now is feeling safe enough to let loose,” he said.
Evans’ first film role was in The New Comers in 2000 and he played the superhero Johnny Storm in two Fantastic Four films released in 2005 and 2007. But he became widely known by that year. 2011 with the release of Captain America: The First Avenger.
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Since then, he’s played the sane superhero in 10 Marvel movies, putting down his shield after saving the universe in Avengers: Endgame in 2019.
Evans has become a financially capable star, voicing the character Buzz Lightyear in the Pixar film Lightyear and playing a sadistic assassin who tries to kill Reynolds in Netflix’s The Gray Man – both of which are featured released this year.
The actor told People that he’s thinking about marriage and having a family, saying, “That’s absolutely what I want.”
He said he doesn’t expect much publicity about his private life. “Something you want just for you, or just for my family and my friends.”
The Boston native also continues to engage with civic engagement website A Start Point, which he co-founded in 2020.
As Evans ranks the sequel to his life and career, he fully expects the People’s Honor to be a major milestone.
“It’s something that as I get older and sag, I can look back and say, ‘I remember…”,’ Evans said. “I am fortunate to be involved in the discussion in any capacity.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/captain-america-actor-chris-evans-named-sexiest-man-alive-42126854.html Captain America actor Chris Evans named Sexiest Man Alive