Chris Evans Talks About Going From Scrawny To Super In Captain America.

Uber-pumped Captain America star Chris Evans is talking about how he went from Super to Scrawny through special effects in his movie, and how he went got pumped in real life for the role!

“They went back and forth on the type of technology they were going to use. Initially, they were just going to do body shrinking, and then they thought, ‘Well, maybe we can get another skinny actor and put Chris’ head on it,’ and I really, really was against that … I said to Joe [Johnston, the director], “Look, I know we want this to look good and this effect to not be distracting from the film, but it has to be my performance. I don’t want to share this. Your body is a huge piece of the acting puzzle, and I don’t want to have somebody else’s body tell the story that I’m trying to tell.’ So they did some tweaking and they did a bunch of tests and we went back to the initial plan to shrink my body.”

He also weighs in on how he made his real body – which he describes as ‘naturally skinny’ – become so  bulked up:

One of the striking things in the movie is you coming out of the military pod and looking crazy buff post-serum. How much training did you endure to get into that condition?
Ugh, so much training. It was tough. I’ve always been in the gym and worked out and things like that, and I’ve had to get big for other films, but nothing like this. They flew a trainer over from London – I was in Boston working on a film, and we did three months prior to shooting. We were working out every day for just about two hours, sometimes twice a day, and it was just grueling. I’ve never trained like that in my life. I’m just getting back into it now and gearing back up and trying to get big again.

So, lots of eating?
Lots of eating. That’s the hardest part. You’d think that would be the fun part, but sometimes you’re full. You just don’t want to eat. I have to. I’m a naturally skinny guy, so to try and get mass like that, it’s not easy. I have to make sure I’m taking in a lot of protein.

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