Not only is she supportive, Chris Evan's mother is also probably one of the coolest mothers there is.
Chris Evans aka Captain America laughs as he says he used to cry all the time as a child. On Late Night with Seth Meyers, the actor admits, "I cried a lot, I really did...it was out to true panic." He adds, "I cried the first day at school, the first day at camp, and to be honest, till fourth grade."
Although this Hollywood heartthrob is fiercely protective of his personal life and is a bit reserved as a person, one could tell from the little details available of him that he is still a very emotional person who is deeply attached to his family.
He loves being comfortable, in his own world, surrounded by his loved ones with nothing to stress about. In fact, so attached is he to his privacy and comfort that he had rejected Captain America initially. Don't believe it? Read what his mother said about him.
According to Chris Evan's mom Lisa, he was afraid of getting too famous, the kind where you can't go outside for a casual stroll, Esquire reports.
“His biggest fear was losing his anonymity,” Lisa recalls. “He said, ‘I have a career now where I can do work I really like. I can walk my dog. Nobody bothers me. Nobody wants to talk to me. I can go wherever I want. And the idea of losing that is terrifying to me.’”
Evans was not on board with the idea of signing a massive Marvel movie (unimaginable!) but his mother showed him the reality and filled him with confidence.
“He would call and ask for my advice,” she says. “I said to him, ‘Look, you want to do acting work for the rest of your life? If you do this part, you will have the opportunity. You’ll never have to worry about paying the rent. If you take the part, you just have to decide, It’s not going to affect my life negatively—it will enable it.’”
All thanks to momma Evans for blessing us with the chance to see him as Captain America!
Not just that, as mentioned earlier, he is also a deeply sensitive person and his mom has been his support system. In fact, she was the one who instilled in him the courage to follow his heart and achieve what he is meant to.
According to Mom.com he had once said in a press conference, "I was in maybe third grade or fourth grade, on a bus, and I saw some kids making fun of somebody else, and it affected me," Evans said. "That night, I was going to bed, and my mother was tucking me in, and I told her about it. I was really upset about it."
While he admits that the details are a little fuzzy, he said his mother told him "why my heart matters ... and make sure your heart stays true, and even when she walked out of the room, I remember knowing—at 10—this matters."
Calling himself a sap he mentioned how he loves family dramas and emotional movies. "I like family dramas. I have a big family. I have a very dramatic family. I understand the complexities of family struggle, and I think there's just a sweetness that I really like in movies," he said as per Mom.com.
"I'm a sap. I cry at Kodak commercials, and something about this movie, when I read it, made me cry a bunch. I was excited to do something a little bit different than throwing a shield around. No disrespect to those movies, I love those movies. There was a tenderness to this that I hadn't experienced in a while, in a work setting, so I was excited to dive in."
He calls his family "vessels of love" and had also mentioned in the interview with Seth Meyers that he has the coolest mom with whom you could share anything that really matters. In fact, when he lost his virginity, he made sure to share it with his mom and "cried!"
"I have wonderful parents," he said, however, "that doesn't come without complexity, and it doesn't come without a lot of friction at times." But then probably the one thing that matters the most in a family is trust. When you trust your parents and know that they will never turn their back around you no matter what, you know you don't want to lose them, no matter what!