The Hairpin editor Edith Zimmerman profiled Chris Evans in the latest issue of GQ, and it’s our new favorite thing on the internet since that video of the boy Vogueing in 1991. As she tells it, she went out to LA and got drunk with Evans (an endearing flirt) a bunch of times while he professed a fear of looming fame and failure, referenced the greatest Boston radio station to ever live (JMN 94.5), and become her Facebook friend. Boom! So best.
Also he said stuff like this: “The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it’s so great, because for a little bit I’m out of my brain, and it’s got nothing to do with me. I’m not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness.”
We also learn what publicists are for, finally: “‘My poor publicist,’ he said. ‘She knows I like to drink. She was like, ‘Please don’t drink too much, please just don’t drink too much—you’re gonna take this person out, and they’re going to ruin you.'”
Zimmerman doesn’t ruin him; rather she portrays his as a fun, flirtatious, slightly insecure dude with un-intimidating good lucks, lurking on the cusp of mega-fame. In other words, he’s our new crush. Welcome to the grind, Chris!