[Movies] Chris Evans Backtracks From Retirement Claims
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.01.2014
He calls the reports "silly"...
In an interview with Good Morning America (via NME), Chris Evans has denied that he will retire when his contract with Marvel is at an end. In a previous interview with Variety, he said that he would leave acting to focus on directing.
He said at the time: "If I'm acting at all, it's going to be under Marvel contract, or I'm going to be directing," he had said of his future plans. "I can't see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I'm contractually obligated to do."
However, when asked about the comments, he replied: "I said that I directed last year. I really responded to it. I really enjoyed it. I'd love to focus a little bit more on that. By no means am I planning on retiring. It's kind of a silly statement. But I certainly am going to try to focus a bit more on directing at this point."
Evans can next be seen in Captain America: the Winter Solider, which debuts Friday. It also stars Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie and Robert Redford.