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Chris Evans Originally Turned Down Captain America!

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Can you imagine the MCU without Chris Evans as Captain America?

Believe it or not, the actor almost passed on the role!

Evans revealed how he almost made one of the biggest mistakes of his career on this week’s episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter.

While talking about his new Apple TV+ series, Defending Jacob, the actor went a bit off-topic and spoke about how he started having panic attacks during production of the film Puncture in 2010.

Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery in Defending Jacob.

“I really started to think, I’m not sure if [acting] is the right thing for me,” Evans said, citing severe anxiety as the primary reason for his indecisiveness.

He was initially offered a chance to test for the role of Steve Rogers by Marvel, and he actually did turned them down. Luckily, Marvel wanted him so badly for the role that they returned just to flat-out offer it to him.

Thankfully, with the help of some therapy and a good talk with Iron Man himself (yes, RDJ actually gave him some advice), he eventually accepted the role, and the rest is history.

Still from Avengers: Endgame featuring Evans’ Captain America in the foreground.

“It was the best decision I’ve ever made,” Evans goes on to say, and honestly, we couldn’t agree more!

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