Chris Evans is named by People as Sexiest Man Alive of 2022 and his Avengers family trolls him over it.
In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Thor star Chris Hemsworth shared that he and some of their Avengers co-stars, including Robert Downey Jr. and Jeremy Renner, roasted the Captain America actor in a group text.
He said, “We have an Avengers text chain and it very quickly was like what are you doing with your hands back there. Downey said he’s being arrested, I said beautiful mug shot and Jeremy Renner said a series of things which I won’t repeat.”
The Extraction actor was given the title in 2014. When asked if he was proud of Evans, he replied, “Absolutely. He’s indeed a sexy man.”
The teasing didn’t come as a surprise to Chris Evans. He told People in the cover story for his Sexiest Man Alive, “This whole thing is tough to be interviewed about. It feels like a weird form of humble bragging.”
Not only that but he was pretty sure his co-stars will tease him about it and he wasn’t mistaken. “Really this will just be a point of bullying,” he joked. “It’s ripe for harassment.”
This isn’t the first time that a Marvel Cinematic Universe star bagged the highly coveted title of Sexiest Man Alive. Last year, the title wen to fellow Avenger, Paul Rudd, who played Antman. In 2020, Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan was also given the title.
According to him, if there’s someone who’ll be very happy about his title, it has to be his mom, Lisa.
He said, “My mom will be so happy. She’s proud of everything I do but this is something she can really brag about.”
As for the proud Mom, she wasn’t surprised at all. Evans shared, “I am not surprised at all. Our family will be beside themselves.”
Though fans won’t be expecting him to wear his Captain America costume anymore, he revealed he didn’t want to be away from home for a long time when shooting.
He said, “When it comes to seeking out the people I play it’s more of an issue of where the movie shoots. I’m too old to be living out of a suitcase for six months and I’ve settled into a nicer phase where I’m just happy being at home.”