“Well, I tell you what. If anyone gets a pass it’s Tom Brady,” Chris Evans told USA Today. “I’m just going out of my way to give Tom Brady a pass. He gave me five rings. What am I supposed to do? He gets a pass,” he continued. These comments come from 2017, a year removed from Evans calling America “embarrassing” for electing Donald Trump as president. As of March 2019, it seems that the mighty hero has changed his tune entirely.
In a revealing interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Evans discussed a bevy of things, including why he’s still single, the highly coveted Avengers: Endgame, and Tom Brady. As far as being single goes, he said: “I’m the one who fears being enveloped. I was always a really autonomous guy my whole life.”
When it came to suiting up as Captain America again after Endgame, it appears as if that might be his last role as the superhuman Steve Rodgers.
In the Hollywood Reporter interview, things got interesting when they asked if Rodgers would play the New England quarterback in a biopic. Evans has professed his love for the Patriots in the past, but things are different now. “I don’t know,” he says. “I really hope he’s not a Trump supporter. I’m just hoping he’s one of those guys that maybe supported him and now regrets it. Maybe he thought it was going to be different — and even that bothers me.”
What do you think? Does Evans have the right to feel this way about his close friend Brady? All of this comes on the heels of Evans announcing the launch of his political website which markets itself as attempting to encourage citizens to be more empathetic.