“You don’t want to alienate half your audience,” Evans told The Hollywood Reporter. “But I’d be disappointed in myself if I didn’t speak up. Especially for fear of some monetary repercussion or career damage — that just feels really gross to me.”
The Captain America star has been to Capitol Hill to conduct interviews for the website with Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Chris Coons, D-Del., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, as well as lawmakers in the House.
Evans campaigned for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and is a vocal detractor of President Trump, but says he has not yet decided on a 2020 candidate to back.
“I really hope he’s not a Trump supporter,” Evans said. “I’m just hoping he’s one of those guys that maybe supported him and now regrets it. Maybe he thought it was going to be different — and even that bothers me — but maybe there’s a chance now he just thinks Trump’s an absolute dumb shit, which he is. If he doesn’t, if he’s still on that Trump train, I might have to cut ties. It’s really tough.”
As for Evans’ day job, he says that he’d not going anywhere, in response to the rumors that he’s retiring from acting.
“I never said the word ‘retire.’ It’s a really obnoxious notion for an actor to say they’re going to retire—it’s not something you retire from.”
There is one thing that he is planning on giving up, or at least cutting back on — marijuana.
“I’ve chilled out on weed. I used to love it, but now I think it’s the one thing that gets in my way,” he admitted.
Evans revealed the effects weed has had on his productivity. “It zaps your motivation. I think apathy kind of bleeds in, and you start to think, ‘Well, I’m not apathetic, I just don’t feel like doing that.’ And it’s like, no—you would feel like doing that if you weren’t stoned. And, you know—I’m 37. I can’t be smoking weed all the time. That’s crazy.”
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