Evans: I'm not retiring from film
Published 01/04/2014 | 14:07
Chris Evans has revealed he will not be quitting acting any time soon to focus on directing.
The Captain America star sparked speculation that he would head behind the cameras after he is done with his superhero alter-ego, when he told Variety: "If I'm acting at all, it's going to be under Marvel contract, or I'm going to be directing."
But he appeared on Good Morning America to clarify: "I said that I directed last year and I really responded to it.
"I really enjoyed it, and I'd love to focus a little more on that."
The 32-year-old, who reprises his role as Steve Rogers/Captain America for the fourth time in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, added: "[Suddenly I'm] retiring, hanging up the shoes, I guess! By no means am I planning on retiring. It's kind of a silly statement."
Chris will make his directorial debut with the upcoming comedy 1:30 Train, starring himself and Alice Eve.
"You have to maintain an open mind. It's no different than acting - you walk into a scene as an actor, and you have a plan, but if the other actors in the scene do something different, you have to evolve organically," he told the Hollywood Reporter.
"Directing is no different. You may see something in a scene, but if your actors give you something different than what you anticipated, you have to evolve and adapt."
Chris also revealed that he has signed on to portray Captain America in six films. He is set to return for The Avengers sequel, which is due to be released in summer 2015.
He told the Toronto Sun: "Had I not done these movies, it would have been the biggest mistake of my life, my biggest regret - and there are plenty."