A shocking announcement put the entire nation into a state of alert last week. No, it wasn't about HealthCare.gov crashing again. It was this: Captain America star Chris Evans announcing his retirement from acting. No! How could it be? He was so young -- and way too hot to quit now. Why would he do that to us? Why? WHY? Well, relax everyone, because it's not happening. Chris Evans set the record straight on Good Morning America today. Evans is NOT quitting acting after all.
Here's what got Evans into trouble. First he said he was taking a short break. Then he told Variety:
I've known for a while I wanted to direct. But [time] never really opens up. There's another movie to do, there's another acting job. It just got to a point where I was like, you know -- I have to do this.
If I’m acting at all, it’s going to be under Marvel contract, or I’m going to be directing. I can’t see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I’m contractually obligated to do.
Gossips hit the panic button when they read that, but apparently Evans wasn't announcing his retirement from acting after all. "I said that I directed last year and I really responded to it," he explained on GMA. "I really enjoyed it, and I'd love to focus a little more on that."
It's just a slight shift of focus, everyone. Nothing more than that. Chris Evans promises.
But geez, can you blame us for worrying? It's like when you first start dating a guy, and he says something off-hand, like "you know, I really enjoy my alone time." And you're all, OMG! It's over! This is his way of telling me he doesn't want to date me anymore. I'm about to get the Slow Fade. Mayday! Mayday! Abandon ship! Heeeellllllpppp!
And then you bring it up and he's like, "What? No, that's not what I meant at all! I just meant I liked spending that one afternoon alone the other weekend. I picked up my apartment and ran a bunch of errands. Calm down. Can we have sex now?"
So worry not, moviegoers. "By no means am I planning on retiring," Evans says. "It's kind of a silly statement." You hear that? Our hot, exciting relationship with Chris Evans will continue.
Had you heard the rumor that Chris Evans was retiring? What did you think?
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