Posts tagged: Chris Evans
Actress Hailey Atwell requested several takes of this scene from 2011’s Captain America, in which her character, Peggy Carter, is nearly run down by a car while attempting to fire upon the driver, only to be pushed out of the way by co-star Chris Evans. Long after director Joe Johnston declared the scene captured perfectly, Atwell remained obstinate, insisting that the musclebound Evans “tackle [her] again!”
Atwell was later charged with several counts of sexual harassment.
During the filming of 2011’s Captain America, actor Chris Evans expressed concern about the placement of the eagle in the background of this scene, claiming that it bore a striking resemblance to the imperial eagle used by the Nazi regime. Director Joe Johnston admitted the error, stating that his knowledge of WW2 history was “shaky at best.”
Many assume that for 2011’s superhero film Captain America, director Joe Johnston utilized technology which digitally placed actor Chris Evans’ face onto that of a smaller actor (famously pioneered by David Fincher and Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), however this is false. Johnston claims however that he did borrow a procedure from another famous film to complete the effect: John Woo’s Face/Off.
We surgically removed Chris Evans’ face and placed it onto the body of actor Jeremy Davies. Once those scenes were in the can [a filmic term, meaning “completed”] the surgery was reversed and both actors were put back to normal.
Jeremy Davies, perhaps best known for his mousy roles in tv’s LOST and 2002’s Maggie Gyllenhaal/James Spader rom-com Secretary joked that he wished that he didn’t have to change back. Evans grimly countered that he felt “very uncomfortable” around the more slender actor.