Did you know that actor Chris Evans rejected 'Captain America'? The actor was initially unsure of taking on the role.

It appears that Hollywood actor Chris Evans wasn't always quite sold on playing the iconic Captain America.

In a recent interview, the US heartthrob has admitted he had jitters before taking on the role, reported CNN.

According to Evans, by the time he was offered the role, he had been battling with anxiety for some years which began when he starred as the Human Torch in 2007's Fantastic Four : Rise of the Silver Surfer.

''That was back when the superhero thing was just taking off. I had just been dumped and I needed it,'' he said. The anxiety eventually resulted in panic attacks by the time he was filming Puncture in 2010.

''It was the first time I started having mini panic attacks on set,'' he said. ''I really started to think, 'I'm not sure if this [acting] is the right thing for me, I'm not sure if I'm feeling as healthy as I should be feeling.''

Eventually, when the time for Captain America : The First Avenger came, Evans had decided to turn down the role due to his mental health. But Marvel came back with the offer and the actor ended up being convinced to accept it by none other than the other than Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr.

''And it really just kind of clicked and it really start to make sense to me that way, so I said 'Yeah','' Evans recalled.

''I think that's why the whole first movie, my hair was on fire, you're so scared just like 'Oh my god, I can't believe I'm doing this and please don't backfire, please don't blow up in my face'.''

''And not only did it not, but it was the best decision I've ever made and I really owe that to Kevin Feige for being persistent and helping me avoid making a giant mistake.

To be honest, all the things that I was fearing never really came to fruition.'' he added.

The World Students Society thanks News Desk / The Express Tribune.


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