Ask any New Yorker: empty cabs are everywhere you turn…until the moment you need one. And from the looks of it, even Captain America seems to be having a little trouble getting a ride. Chris Evans has been crime-fightin’ up a storm on the set of The Avengers, the hotly anticipated sequel to this summer’s blockbuster, The First Avenger. Despite the New York cop cruisers and cabs, the producers actually recreated the NYC street scene in Cleveland, Ohio. They even built a full scale facade of Grand Central Station! Movie magic! But instead of keeping it around for us all to admire, the film makers blew it up for the movie. Damnit, you guys! That’s what CGI’s for! The Avengers better rule…and from the look of the pictures in the gallery below, we bet it will. Check it out! Will Captain America save New York? And more importantly, will he get a cab? We can’t wait to find out next summer!
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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!