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Chris Evans almost turned down ‘Captain America’ over panic attacks

Even superheroes can endure from anxiousness.

Whereas he may seem to be a paragon of confidence on display screen, “Captain America” actor Chris Evans reportedly rejected the star-making position a number of occasions resulting from debilitating panic attacks.

“Swiftly your interest turns into your job,” Evans, 38, informed the Hollywood Reporter’s “Awards Chatter” podcast of struggling to deal with his meteoric rise. “Anxiousness comes with that.”

Because of this, the “Avengers” star repeatedly turned down the chance to check out for the a part of Steve Rogers in 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” regardless of a proposed wage enhance and a proposal to chop his daunting nine-film contract to 6 flicks.

“My struggling could be my very own,” lamented Evans, who nervous that the distinguished film position would trigger his anxiousness to spike. He additionally feared how he could be seen on social media because it was “through the proliferation of the web age the place abruptly you possibly can learn folks’s reactions on-line,” says Evans.

Captain America’s battles with anxiousness reportedly started in 2010 whereas capturing indie movie “Puncture.”

“It was the primary time I began having mini panic attacks on set,” Evans says, including that he wasn’t positive if “this [acting] is the appropriate factor for me.”

Regardless of his repeated rejections, Marvel provided him the position of the star-spangled superhero outright, which Evans lastly accepted. He modified his tune after consulting “Avengers” co-star Robert Downey Jr., a therapist and a number of other household mates, who informed him to not make selections primarily based on concern.

“It was the most effective resolution I’ve ever made,” says Evans, who additionally performed Johnny Storm, a okay a the Human Torch, in Marvel’s critically panned 2005 flick “Implausible 4” and its 2007 sequel, “Implausible 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer.”

And he was in a position to conquer the panic attacks earlier than they grew to become a difficulty.

“To be sincere,” he says, “all of the issues that I used to be fearing by no means actually got here to fruition.”

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