On this edition of “Five Firsts,” Chris Evans tells Lynn Hirschberg about his first AOL email address, the giant Sandra Bullock poster that used to hang in his childhood bedroom, and his first kiss.
The Avengers: Endgame and Knives Out star also gets into the details of his first date (they went to see Blank Check in theaters, he bought the popcorn with his mom’s $20 bill) and his early days trying to make it in New York City.
“I knew I wanted to act, but I didn’t have any contacts in the city,” Evans says. “So I wrote a bunch of letters to casting directors, trying to get a job and I got an internship at a casting office.” He eventually found representation by being friendly with the agents that came in. “I just said, ‘Hey listen, I know I’m just Chris in Bonnie’s office, but can I come and audition for you?’ And they let me, and they signed me,” he recalls.
Evans says being in his first school play got him hooked on acting for a variety of reasons: “The popular girl in school magically liked me all of a sudden. I had a leading role and we began dating during the play and then the second the play ended she dumped me,” he says. “Doesn’t take a genius to figure out this equation. Gotta get more leads.”