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Chris Evans Plans Hiatus From Acting After His Marvel Contract Ends

March 4, 2014 (2:07 am) GMT
The actor known for his role as Captain America says in a new interview that he's ready for a break after his contract with Marvel is up.

"Captain America: The First Avenger" actor reveals his plan after his contract with Marvel comes to a close. The hunky star tells Glamour in an interview that he's thinking about taking a break after he completes his obligation with the studio.

The actor has been interested in directing lately. His directorial debut "1:30 Train", which revolves around a woman who is robbed on her way to catch a train, is currently in post-production. He plays the male lead opposite actress .

"I think when I'm done with this Marvel contract, I'll take a little break from acting, with acting, you're one piece in a very big puzzle. It's like you helped buy a gift but you don't know what the gift is, so you come back and see the movie," he says.

"Sometimes it's nice, sometimes it's tragic. This process [directing], you're involved in every single decision. If I hadn't done it, I'd be really kicking myself. At the time, it was a daunting task for a number of reasons, but in hindsight it was the right move."

Of the Captain America role which he initially turned down, Evans says, "He doesn't have demons. He's not Batman, he doesn't struggle with inner turmoil. The nature of this character is that he puts himself last and helps the common good."

He continues, "So he could easily slip into a world of boredom. The blessing and curse of Captain America is that he doesn't have that fancy an ability. He doesn't live in another world, or turn green. He doesn't have bells and whistles, he doesn't shoot missiles. He punches and kicks."

Evans is expected to reprise his superhero role in the upcoming "" and then "". The former is due April 4 in the U.S., while the latter will not arrive until May 1, 2015.

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