Chris Evans: Public need a hero
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 March 2014
Chris Evans - who plays the titular hero in 'Captain America: The Winter's Soldier' - admits the public need someone "to aspire to"
Chris Evans insists it's important to have a patriotic superhero to admire.
The 32-year-old actor - who plays the titular superhero in forthcoming 'Captain America: The Winter's Soldier' - admits the public need a leader to "aspire" to whether or not the world is in "chaos".
Evans told FOX411: "It's always important to have strong patriotic characters, whether we have chaos in the world or not.
"It is someone to look up to. And it's not only in terms of America, (everywhere needs a) hero and someone to aspire to."
Samuel L. Jackson - who plays director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Nick Fury - hopes viewers will reflect on how society has changed since Captain America was created in 1941, a time when "freedom meant something different".
Jackson added: "We always need someone to represent the ideal we have ... Freedom, righteousness. And his ideals are from a time when freedom meant something different. The government stood for something that everybody respected and felt protected by.
"So for him to espouse those ideals in this particular time, and to find out that those ideals don't mean holding a gun to people who you are supposed to be protecting, it means a lot. And it should resonate with this audience and hopefully they will go home and think about that."