Chris Evans reveals the story behind his worst audition ever.
Chris Evans has impressed casting directors when it matters most. He managed to land the leading role as Steve Rogers, and turn him into one of the most beloved characters in Marvel Cinematic history. Chris Evans nearly didn’t accept the role, until Robert Downey Jr. suggested it was the perfect opportunity for him.
Starring in a Marvel movie has opened a lot of doors and opportunities for Evans. He was able to start directing, play different leading roles he may not have had access to had he not landed the role in Marvel.
Chris Evans may be famous now, earning opportunities without having to audition. However, the actor has experienced his fair share of embarrassing and horrible auditions. During an interview with Details Magazine, Chris Evans opened up about his career and some awkward audition experiences. When asked to discuss his worst audition ever, Chris Evans said,
“This is good. I’ve never told this story on-camera, but it’s funny. It was for Gone Baby Gone. I was going, and I was going to meet Ben Affleck. This is good. I’m glad I’m telling this. Parked my car, walked into this building, and I just heard somebody say, “There he is!” It was from Ben. Immediately, I don’t why I was nervous. I just got nervous. Got nervous. Walked in the room, shook his hand, and I said, “Hey, nice to meet you. Am I going to be okay where I parked?” And he was like, “Where’d you park?” And I said, “At the meter.” And he said, “Did you put money in the meter?” And I said, “Yeah.” And he was like, “I think you’ll be okay.”
While Chris Evans focused on this award moment, rather than his audition, it’s clear he was nervous, leading the actor to ask about his car, despite doing the right thing.
Chris Evans may be an A-list actor now, back in the days of “Gone Baby Gone” he was still an aspiring actor, trying to break out in the film industry. As a result, standing across from Ben Affleck was quite intimidating for a young actor.
According to WhatCulture, Chris Evans immediately wanted to exit the room following this encounter, which likely ruined his ability to focus and get into character for the audition, as he did not appear in the movie.