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Chris Evans named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine: ‘My mom will be so happy’

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Chris Evans might have put down Captain America’s defend however he’s obtained a brand new badge of honor: he’s been named Individuals journal’s Sexiest Man Alive. Individuals’s choice was introduced Monday evening on Stephen Colbert’s late evening present and on the journal’s web site. Evans, who for practically a decade performed Captain America in Marvel’s sprawling superhero movies, takes the baton from one other Avenger, Paul Rudd.

“My mother might be so glad,” he instructed the journal for its cowl story, which hits newsstands on Friday. “She’s pleased with every little thing I do however that is one thing she will be able to actually brag about.”

He additionally is aware of that he’s more likely to be teased by shut mates. “Actually it will simply be a degree of bullying,” he joked in an interview. “It’s ripe for harassment.”

Amongst these more likely to heckle him are co-stars and former Sexiest Man Alive winners like Rudd, Ryan Reynolds and Chris Hemsworth. (Hemsworth, who performs Thor within the Marvel movies, was the primary Avenger to win Individuals’s annual honor, which was first handed out to Mel Gibson in 1985.)

Different previous honorees embody John Legend, Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba, Adam Levine, Richard Gere, Channing Tatum and David Beckham.

Individuals interviewed Evans, 41, at a Georgia farmhouse, the place the actor talked about discovering a greater work-life stability. “Essentially the most pleasant side of my profession proper now’s feeling safe sufficient to take my foot off the fuel,” he stated.

Evans’ first movie function got here in 2000′s The New Comers and he performed superhero Johnny Storm in two Implausible 4 movies launched in 2005 and 2007. However he gained widespread fame in 2011 with the discharge of Captain America: The First Avenger.

Since then, he’s performed the healthful superhero in 10 Marvel movies, laying down his defend after saving the universe in Avengers: Endgame in 2019.

Evans has turn into a extremely bankable star, voicing the Buzz Lightyear character in Pixar’s Lightyear movie and enjoying a sadistic murderer making an attempt to kill Reynolds in Netflix’s The Grey Man — each launched this yr.

The actor instructed Individuals he’s excited about marriage and having a household, saying, “That’s completely one thing I need.” He stated he didn’t count on to speak publicly a lot about his personal life although. “Some stuff you need only for you, or simply for my household and my mates.”

The Boston native additionally continues his involvement with the civic engagement web site A Beginning Level, which he co-founded in 2020.

As Evans charts the following a part of his life and profession, he absolutely expects Individuals’s honor might be a milestone. “It’s one thing that as I turn into outdated and saggy I can look again on and say ‘I keep in mind then…’” Evans stated. “I’m fortunate to be within the dialogue in any capability.”

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