Chris Evans on Captain America’s Underwater Scene, the Suit, and Swearing

With the USA Weekly magazine hitting, we get a couple of new pictures including a cheesy looking shot of Chris Hemsworth holding up the hammer next to a smiling Chris Evans. We also have Chris Evans talking about the look, costume, and underwater action scenes of Captain America: The First Avenger.

Just to point out that this picture is a lot better and should have been the front cover.

Chris Evans talks about the submarine sequence.

“It’s a pretty cool-looking thing actually,” Evans says of the scene. “He takes off and my character runs and dives in and swims after him and grabs the submarine and punches it. It’s this whole underwater thing, and as I was reading it, I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’ve never done a scene underwater. This is crazy!’ And it was. It was like five days in this giant tank underwater. They yell ‘Cut!,’ you swim over to a guy with a respirator and a tank, and you breathe. Then you take it out and he yells again. It was just a crazy thing but it was fun.”

He then talks about how the set really feels like the past.

“That’s one of the appeals to me,” Evans says of the ‘40s-era sets, music, garb and environment. “I think that’s going to be a good selling point for the film. Joe is so good at creatig that world. You’d walk on set and you’re like, ‘Man, I can’t believe where I am right now. This is wild.’ ”

Chris Evans talks about how the Captain America uniform is really tight and cumbersome.

“It didn’t breathe, no,” Evans deadpans. “I don’t know if they washed it. It was this type of canvas – there were leather straps. It was a lot of layers and pieces and very cumbersome. Every morning you’d put it on and you’d have a little conniption fit in your trailer where you were just like, ‘Arrrgh!’ and then you’d just surrender and say, ‘OK, let’s go make a [freakin’] movie.’ ”

He then retracted his f-bomb because Captain America doesn’t curse.

“I shouldn’t be swearing. Captain America shouldn’t swear. But I get caught with these interviews and I start dropping f-bombs! This is why I can’t do interviews!”

Captain America hits theaters on July 22, 2011.

Source: USA Weekly via The Chris Evans Blog

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