When Chris Evans was cast as the lead in “The First Avenger: Captain America,” one of the first questions fans had was if he could build his body up and more closely resemble the way Steve Rogers appeared in the comic.
Apparently, the issue was on Evans mind as well. During the San Diego Comic-Con, MTV News asked Evans if the role required him to undergo special training to develop his body into the shape of a super soldier.
“Yeah, absolutely. I’d been in the gym for a bit. It was tricky, I was working on another project prior to this. So there was a limit to how big I could get, because obviously I can’t morph—”
“Yes, and special body suits that make us look really [good],” interjected his “Captain America” co-star, Hugo Weaving.
“That’s where I was going,” continued Evans. “We do have fantastic bodysuits and I’m wearing mine right now,” he added jokingly.
“The have these really great body suits that make everything fill out in all the right places,” explained Evans. “I’ve got skinny legs.”
Earlier this month, Evans spoke out in favor of his Captain America costume.
“It’s an amazing costume,” offered Evans. “Given the fact that his costume is red, white and blue, and it’s tight, and it could be kind of flash and over the top — and given the fact that the movie takes place in the ’40s and ’50s — they’ve done a really good job of making it look really cool.”
“The First Avenger: Captain America” lands in movie theaters on July 22, 2011.
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