Why Filming Mary Changed Chris Evans’ Life

Chris Evans stars in the moving Mary, broadcast this Monday, November 21 at 9:15 p.m. on C8. A film he will probably remember for life for a very specific reason.

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By slipping under the costume of Steve Rogers aka Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Chris Evans, voted the sexiest man in the world, has become a star. Between 2011 and 2019, he will thus be one of the main Avengers, who will make their return, alongside Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, who could have been absent from Match Point, or even Chris Hemsworth, who now takes a very different look at his lifestyle. Apart from these super-heroic productions, he stands out in Snowpiercer (2013), or more recently in At loggerheads (2019) and The Gray Man This year. And in 2017, he played Frank Adler in front of Marc Webb’s camera in Mary. A rather special shoot for him for a very personal reason.

Mary : an important shoot for Chris Evans

In Mary, Chris Evans, who would no longer be single, lends his features to Frank Adler, a man who raises his niece alone, a gifted niece including a genius in mathematics, and fights to keep his custody. This moving drama is based above all on the beautiful duo he forms with the young girl played by Mckenna Grace. In the cast of this film, we also find Octavia Spencer and a certain Jenny Slateappeared in Venom or the series Parks and Recreation. The latter plays Mary’s teacher and quickly develops a relationship with her uncle. A romance that soon surpassed fiction. It all started at the end of 2015. The camera tests then the filming revealed an obvious alchemy between Chris Evans and Jenny Slate. The actress also remembers their first meeting: “I remember him saying, ‘You’re gonna be one of my best friends.’ And I was like, ‘F*** I hope that’s not a lie because I’ll be devastated if this dude is not my friend”she revealed to the American site vulnerability.

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Mary : Chris Evans and Jenny Slate, mutual admiration

The two actors have indeed become friends, spending a lot of time together during the filming. And when Jenny Slate separated from her husband in May 2016, she finally got into a relationship with Chris Evansready to start a family. “To be honest, I thought I was not his type”, she admits. They would stay together for about a year before going their separate ways. Despite their breakup, they retain a lot of respect and admiration for each other. “Chris is one of the nicest people I know, to the point that sometimes I looked at him and it broke my heart”explained Jenny Slate after their breakup. And Chris Evans to return the compliment: “She’s my favorite person. She’s the best”. We’ve had more complicated breakups…

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