While Whedon devotees the world over might have been loving the quirky shawarma scene at the end of The Avengers, Chris Evans wasn't such a fan.
In an interview with Variety Magazine, Jeremy Renner delighted in revealing the funniest moment to occur during the filming of The Avengers. The Hawkeye actor explained that;
"Oh dude, I have the funniest one. I don’t know if I can say. When I think about it every time, I love it. The coda scene that happens at the end of The Avengers, we shot it at the premiere, when we were all together. A year had gone by, and Chris was in the middle of doing another movie, where he had a full beard and he couldn’t shave it off. They had to do all these prosthetics over his face. The poor guy, he was in a chair for like four hours just for this three-second scene. He looked awful. He looked like his face was melting. Imagine if you have to put prosthetics over a thick beard, he looked like he got stung by a bee. The names that Downey Jr. and everybody came up with. He couldn’t even laugh. It was really quite frustrating, I’m sure. No [you don't see the prosthetics], it’s a wide shot of the whole group at the Shawarma place. We left the premiere, jumped in costume and Chris had to go into makeup for so long to cover that dang beard."
I always wondered why Cap didn't indulge in chowing down on some delicious shawarma in the scene, and now that artfully placed hand makes a lot more sense! Take a look for yourself in the clip below:
I'm not surprised that Renner found it hard to keep it together while recalling the scene. Imagining Chris Evans's noble face covered with lumpen plasticine is enough to give me the giggles and I haven't even laid eyes on the hilarity!
Is it just me, or is anyone else envisioning some sort of puffy Lil' Kim face with added bulbous hives lurking under Caps glove?