Monday, December 28, 2009

Talking about Chris Evans

Here are some fragments of an interview with The Loss Of A Teardrop Diamond director Jodie Markell and leading actress Bryce Dallas Howard talking about Chris Evans.

"Bryce Dallas Howard was my first choice," Markell admits. "She studied theater; she's paid her dues. She was in plays Off-Broadway." Chris Evans has a similar history. "His parents had an amateur theater outside of Boston and so I think he really wanted to get back to his roots."

Chris Evans' character is pretty dashing, but as far from a superhero as you can get. Jimmy's family was wealthy at a time, but eventually crumbled leaving his father with a drinking problem, his mother in a mental institution and him working at the store on Fisher's father's plantation. Fisher gets what Fisher wants, so when she insists Jimmy accompany her to a series of parties, he cannot refuse. "It's hard to find a contemporary actor who can smolder and who can be enigmatic which was my requirement for this role and a lot of Tennessee Williams' men," Markell explained. "They need to often be blank slates to be projected upon by these wild creative women and it was hard to find that right person who could do that and I think he really does it."

Speaking of Williams' men, Howard likens Evans to the star of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. "I remember one day on set I looked to the monitor and (the camera) was on him and I was like, 'Oh my gosh. He looks like Paul Newman.' He has this presence that harkens back to these old-fashioned leading men and his masculinity and just his earthiness. It really does remind me of Paul Newman actually in many ways."

Saturday, December 26, 2009

New website for The Loss Of A Teardrop Diamond

A new site has been launched for the promotion of The Loss Of A Teardrop Diamond. It contains trailers, photo's, cast info and more. Check it out at

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas & Happy newyear!!

Hi Folks, I wish everybody a merry christmas and a happy newyear!! To all Chris fans: thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoy it and come back soon. I hope we'll all have a fantastic new year. To Chris: keep up the good work in the new year. Looking forward to seeing The Losers and Scott Pilgrim. Hope you'll have a great time this Christmas!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

'Pilgrim' Pride

By Inside Track (
Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sudbury homey Chris Evans had a helluva time filming his new flick “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” thanks to his laugh-a-minute co-stars Jason Schwartzman and Michael Cera .

“You realize how not funny you are,” Evans told the Track. “I’m not gonna try and keep up with those guys. They are hilarious. You think they’re funny in movies, but wait ’til you get on set with them.”

Evans, who also starred in “Push” and “Fantastic Four,” said his co-stars, best known for “Bored To Death” and “Juno” respectively, really let it rip when they were in the gym working out.
“It’s a physical movie, so there’s a lot of action sequences,” he said. “Every day we had to do some physical training like lift weights and run around. Now, you got Michael and Jason in the gym and they’re like the bad kids in class. They won’t stop messing with each other or cracking jokes. They had to be separated.”

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Chris Evans supporting his uncle Mike Capuano

by Inside Track

Chris Evans , who has been on the stump for his uncle, senatorial wannabe Mike Capuano, hosted a debate viewing party at Stella last night.

“I travel where I can and I try to show my support when it’s a younger crowd,” the Sudbury homey told the Track. “It’s more about me wanting to see this.
“I’m just so proud of him,” said Chris, whose mom is the congressman’s sister. “It’s such an amazing process. The last time that I really remember him running was when he was running for mayor of Somerville and I was at the headquarters all day.”
Chris said Uncle Mike has got what it takes to fill the seat vacated by the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy.
“It takes courage and a strong voice, and if there’s anything my uncle has it’s those two things,” he boasted. “At the end of the day his moral compass is so uncompromising.”

Flashback - The photoshoot by Alex Hoerner

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New cast photo of The Losers

looking good!!

New trailer for The Loss Of A Teardrop Diamond

Here's a new trailer for The Loss Of A Teardrop Diamond with more Chris in it!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

First promo movie poster for Satisfaction

Here is the just released promo poster for Chris's new movie "Satisfaction". In the soon-to-shoot film, Chris plays a male escort who attempts to learn what real love is while satisfying clients like Sharon Stone.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Chris at the "Open Mike" Bash

Chris at the "Open Mike" Bash in Boston yesterday supporting his uncle Mike Capuano.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Chris Evans at campaign event next monday

“Fantastic Four” hottie Chris Evans, a Sudbury homey, will join his uncle, U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano, at a campaign event Monday night at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel . Capuano is holding an “Open Mike” chat with supporters as he campaigns for Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Chris Evans at the Monster Ball

Chris was at Splash's Monster Ball last wednesday to celebrate Halloween. You can see him here together with Giana Angelina DePasquale and Michael Winter.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Back from the dead: Tennessee Williams, Orson Welles in Oscar race?

Heath Ledger won a rare posthumous competitive Oscar for "The Dark Knight" in February.

Could Tennessee Williams, who died in 1983, be the next?

For half a century, his original screenplay "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond" has remained unproduced — until now. But novice feature director Jodie Markell, a Williams aficionado, has rectified the situation with her new independent feature that gives Williams a brand-new screen credit and a renewed shot at the Oscar, which eluded him while he was alive. He was nominated for his adaptation of "A Streetcar Named Desire" in 1951 but lost to "A Place in the Sun" and then again in 1956 for "Baby Doll," losing to "Around the World In 80 Days." Both movies were directed by Elia Kazan, and the original plan in 1957 was to see a reteaming of the pair on "Teardrop," reportedly to star Julie Harris, but Kazan went on to other projects, and the picture never got made. The script did surface in an anthology of Williams' screenplays (which also include "The Glass Menagerie," "The Rose Tattoo" and "The Fugitive Kind"), but now it has been rescued from the footnotes of Williams' storied career and turned into a feature in a very different cinematic environment than the one in which it was created.

The film, starring Bryce Dallas Howard as Fisher Willow, another of those Southern belles Williams so loved, will open in Los Angeles and New York on Dec. 30, just under the wire to qualify for Oscar consideration. It costars Chris Evans, Ellen Burstyn, Ann-Margret and Mamie Gummer (Meryl Streep's daughter). In the classic Williams fashion of Maggie the Cat and Blanche DuBois, Howard fiercely and impressively portrays a reluctant debutante who lures a handsome young hired man at her father's plantation to escort her to the season's big societal balls, parties she must attend in order to gain her aunt's inheritance.

Orson Welles, another great name from the ghosts of Oscars past, is also starting to turn up prominently this award season, but in his case he's being channeled by Christian McKay, whose phenomenal and uncanny impersonation of the legend is the driving force of "Me and Orson Welles," another indie trying to get a foothold in the Oscar race. Opening fairly wide on Nov. 25, this 2008 Toronto International Film Fest entry has genuine box office bait in costars Zac Efron, as the 'Me' in the title, an idealistic young actor taken under Welles' wing, and Claire Danes as a love interest for both. Efron and Danes are quite good in this highly entertaining film, but it's McKay who dominates, as you swear the young Orson Welles has returned from the dead. Although McKay could probably qualify as either a lead actor or supporting actor, depending on how you look at it, a run in the supporting category could possibly gain some traction. There aren't a whole lot of contenders there right now, and the academy has shown itself to be a sucker for performances based on people they know, love and, in this case, have even given Oscars to (Welles shared a writing award in 1941 for "Citizen Kane" and also received an honorary statuette in 1971). English actor McKay was nominated this week as most promising newcomer by the British Independent Film Awards.

Of course, with the high costs of campaigning and big-name competition, the Oscar odds are long for both of these independently made and distributed period films, but they are counting on the fondness for a couple of legendary last names that both start with a 'W' to get them through the academy's door this year.

by Pete Hammond

Friday, October 23, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

3 more Chris pics from The Body Event

Found three more pics of Chris at The Body Event that I wanted to share with you...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Chris Evans, Aria Cascaval and others at Crown Bar (video)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009