Chris Evans stepped out for the New York premiere of Puncture, sponsored by Gucci, Thursday night, and the topic of conversation quickly turned to his stint as a silver-screen superhero. Find out what he and his costars from The Avengers did to celebrate the end of their shoot and why Chris would rather wear some outdated suits than his Captain America gear all in today's PopSugar Rush!
Chris Evans suited up last night to attend the Gucci-sponsored NYC premiere of his movie Puncture. In the film, which opens in limited release on Friday, Sept. 23, Chris stars as a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a medical-industry conspiracy in the story based on real-life incidents — check out a preview of Chris Evans in Puncture. It's a role that couldn't be more different than his Captain America. Chris spoke about his work in both the legal drama and Marvel series while on the printed carpet. He's been in the Big Apple rocking the superhero get-up shooting The Avengers, and production actually wrapped a few days ago. Chris told us yesterday that he and castmates like Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey, Jr. celebrated by having a big dinner. Celebrating was also in store for Chris last night, when he and Puncture directors, Adam and Mark Kassen, retired to the penthouse at The Hotel on Rivington for their afterparty. Chris had the company of pal Jeremy Strong as they let loose well into the evening alongside the actor's costars Vinessa Shaw and Jesse L. Martin. There's more promotion for Chris to come, since his comedy with Anna Faris called What's Your Number comes out on Sept. 30.
Chris Evans is the squeaky-clean hero in this Summer's Captain America, but he's dialing up the grit factor for Puncture. In the film, which is based on a true story, he plays Mike Weiss, a heroin-abusing lawyer fighting the case of a man who invented a revolutionary syringe. Over the course of the legal proceedings, his legal team uncovers a scandal concerning greedy health-care corporations that are refusing to use the life-saving product because of their prior multimillion dollar deals with supply companies. As Weiss battles in the courtroom, he also battles his debilitating personal drug addiction.
Evans makes a perfect action hero, but this glimpse of his performance in Puncture makes me think he's improving his dramatic acting skills as well. I'm curious to see how he handles the demanding role when the film comes out Sept. 23. Watch the trailer when you read more