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Chris Evans is Captain America. Over the course of eight years and seven films, Evans portrayed The First Avenger like no one else could, but now that the shield has been passed on, a literal weight has been lifted off his shoulders.
Speaking on the press run for his new animated film Lightyear, Evans revealed the amount of weight and muscle he's lost since he's no longer expected to be in Steve Rogers shape.
"I’ve shed like 15 pounds (7kg)," Evans explained in an interview with Yahoo Entertainment. "Every time people see me they’re like 'Are you okay, you lost a little bit of weight.' Um, yeah, I haven’t had to hit the gym as hard."
The training and diet plans followed by Marvel stars are notoriously intense. Just last month Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 actor Will Poulter admitted that achieving a superhero body transformation without having a studio pay for your meals and training is both "unhealthy" and "unrealistic".
Chris Evans talks life post-Marvel (“I’ve shed like 15 pounds… Every time people see me, they’re like, ‘Are you okay?’”) and Anthony Mackie taking over as Captain America (“No one better to do it. He does it justice”). pic.twitter.com/5w1tx3HS4h
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Of his diet, Poulter said he had been eating, “Quantities of food you wouldn’t necessarily want to ingest, and other times not enough food.
"I’ve gone through a series of different diets over the last few months," he added. "Now I’m in a maintenance phase, which is quite nice. I’m not eating copious amounts of food to bulk, and I’m not cutting. I’m just maintaining my weight. I’ve gone through periods of looking at food and feeling like I can’t face it, and then you blink and the next minute you’re ready to eat furniture because you’re so hungry.”
There has been talk about Evans returning to play Captain America, with fans calling to see a Disney+ series or film focusing on Cap' returning the Infinity Stones.
Evans said that while he's aware that's what fans want, he would only return (and get back in the gym) for the "perfect" story. For now, he's more excited about seeing what happens next to the man who's currently in possession of the shied, Anthony Mackie.
"I don't want to disappoint anybody, but I just don't know if, you know... It was such a good run, and I am so happy with it, you know," he said. "It's so precious to me. It would have to be perfect."
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