Captain America's Chris Evans Talks 'Avengers' Co-Stars and 'Raging Insecurity'

9:44 AM PST 07/25/2011 by THR Staff
Marvel Entertainment

The newly minted superhero says he’s still learning how to be a sex symbol.

With a wildly successful opening weekend at the box office, Chris Evans’ turn as Captain America has landed him a new role as a sex symbol.

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Joining the ranks of his Avengers co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr., Evans told Us Weekly that his new act will take some getting used to.
 
“It’s tough to feel [like a sex symbol] standing next to Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth,” he said. “But I’m fine with it.”

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“I don’t consider myself that way,” he added. “Many actors are saddled with raging insecurity and I am no exception. I am drowning in it.”
 
Still, the 30-year old actor is happy to have found guidance in Downey Jr. and a friend in 27-year old Hemsworth.

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“Hemsworth and I are definitely in unchartered waters, but it’s great that we have one another,” he explained. “I can’t say enough about Downey. He’s been so great. He’s so positive and so available, and I didn’t know what to expect. He’s so experienced.”
 
The trio is currently filming The Avengers with Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson and more. The Joss Whedon helmed superhero flick is set to hit theaters May 4, 2012.

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