Captain America star Chris Evans has long been known as a big supporter of gay rights, and also a big supporter of his gay brother Scott (who’s probably best known for his role in US soap One Life To Live). Now Chris has been talking to The Fix about how those two things are, unsurprisingly, not a coincidence.
Talking of growing up around women as well as with his brother, he says, “It’s important to understand, whether it’s growing up with women, whether it’s growing up with other ethnic groups, it’s important to experience anything different from what you know. To encourage and cultivate compassion and understanding.
“So certainly growing up with women helped me, but growing up in the theatre helped me, growing up in a progressive community helped me. I think it’s really important to put faces to the situations that we’re navigating as society.”
He adds he feels he’s been lucky, as “I’ve never felt any sort of backlash or friction as a result of the stance I’ve taken in my career in support of [my brother] or any other human rights… hopefully it stays that way going forward.”