As fans prepare to see Chris Evans in “Avengers: Endgame,” potentially his final Marvel picture, some may be wondering how Captain America is still available.
In a cover interview with the Hollywood Reporter released on Wednesday, the 37-year-old actor, who reprises his role as Captain America in the upcoming film Avengers: Endgame, discussed his life as a bachelor and what he looks for in a companion.
“I’m the one who fears being enveloped,” Evans explained. “I was always a really autonomous guy my whole life. Camping by myself is one of my favorite things. I really like to be with someone who also has their own thing to do as well, you know? If I’m with someone who just kind of adopts my life, that can feel a bit suffocating.”
Evans previously had an on-again, off-again romance with comedian Jenny Slate, and he was also in a long-term relationship with Jessica Biel.
“You find that you cannot help to have respect for her. You spend five minutes with her and you cannot find something bad to say about her if you tried,” Evans told USA TODAY about Slate in 2017.
“He keeps it closer to the vest about other people,” Alex Pappademas wrote for The Hollywood Reporter interview. “He mentions in passing that Justin Timberlake lives around here — ‘I think’ — without mentioning that Timberlake lives around here with his wife, Jessica Biel, who was once Evans’ girlfriend.”
His primary passion, though, is his dog, Dodger, whose images he frequently posts on Twitter.
On Valentine’s Day, he tweeted, “Happy Valentine’s Day from this pair of dysfunctional codependents.”
Evans’ reluctance to discuss his personal life does not extend to politics, where he is significantly more outspoken.
He campaigned for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and frequently visits Washington, DC for bipartisan photo ops.
Evans is now establishing A Starting Point with actor Mark Kassen and entrepreneur Joe Kiani, a political website whose purpose is “to create informed, responsible and empathetic citizens”