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It's no secret that Chris Evans has said he'd like to retire from acting once his obligations as Captain America are fulfilled, but the actor revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that he was initially hesitant to take on the role in the first place:

"I was scared. 'Cause at first it was some nine-picture contract and there are parts of me that have a little bit of social anxiety with this industry. And doing movies one at a time, if all of a sudden you decide you don't want to do them anymore, you're afforded the opportunity to take a step back and recalibrate. When you have a giant contract, if all of a sudden you're not responding well — too bad, you've got to suit up again. That was scary."

What finally swayed him were conversations with friends and family that helped him overcome his fear, and he's been killing it as Steve Rogers ever since. Watch the full clip below:

Evans will next appear as Captain America in 'Civil War,' out May 6.

(Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live)


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