Chris Evans Lost 15 Pounds After Leaving the Captain America Role

Chris Evans says leaving his legendary role as Captain America is “a literal burden off his shoulders”.

“I’ve lost about 15 pounds. Every time people see me, they think, ‘Are you okay? You’ve lost some weight,” the 41-year-old actor. told Yahoo Entertainment while promoting his new movie ‘Lightyear’.

The MCU actor added that he “hasn’t had to hit the gym so hard” since his last appearance as the iconic character in 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame” The role has since passed to Anthony Mackie.

Leaving the role has not only changed Evans physically, but has given him “open water,” he explained.

“It’s different. For 10 years you always have a movie around the corner. For ten years it’s always, you know, you finish one and then your life is planned by, ‘Okay, in six months we have the press, we’ll have the next movie in six months,” he continued.

Chris Evans as Captain America
“I’ve lost about 15 pounds. Every time people see me, they say, ‘Are you okay?’” he said.
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Although Evans enjoys a lighter schedule after Marvel, he said his time in the MCU was coming to an end, it was bittersweet.

“There are parts that are fun and parts that I really, really miss because it was a role that meant a lot to me,” he said.

Chris Evans as Captain America
The actor said entering the legendary role “meaned a lot” to him.
© Walt Disney Co./Courtesy Evere

Next, Evans will voice Buzz Lightyear’s iconic character in “Lightyear,” which will hit theaters on June 17.

Keke Palmer, Taika Waititi, James Brolin, Uzo Aduba, Bill Hader and more stars also lend their voices to the highly anticipated Disney movie.

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