Chris Evans Doesn’t Think He’s Hot: ‘I’m a Pretty Big Dork’

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Sure, he’s one of the hottest actors on the planet, but “Captain America” star Chris Evans doesn’t see himself that way.

During a Thirst Aid Kit podcast, Evans laughed when hosts asked him, “When did you realize you were hot?”

The actor’s response: “Oh, man! Goodness…I still feel like I’m just trying to pull a fast one over on people. You don’t know what I look like first thing in the morning! It’s rough!” (Oh Chris, there are so many people who’d love to find out. You have no idea.)

The “Avengers” star says that despite his superhero physique, he still thinks of himself as a gawky kid.

“If you look back on some of my photos from childhood, it was not kind,” he said. “I had a really bumpy road, and I think like most of us, we still feel like that — no matter what. No matter what happens, we kind of connect to that chapter in life when you first start exploring the feelings of comparison.”

He added that he felt that as a boy he “didn’t stack up” and that when he was around 10 was “probably one of the roughest chapters of my life! And so I think — for most people — you kind of stay in that suspended state.”

Even though he was often cast as the “letterman jacket” type early in his career (as in 2001’s “Not Another Teen Movie”), he never felt like the cool jock. “That is not how I feel on the inside. I’m a pretty big dork. God, everybody says they’re a dork! … But I really do have dorky tendencies.”

He admitted being as much a fan of his beard in the upcoming “”Avengers: Infinity War” as most of the Internet. “I really like it, too; I usually live my life with a beard. I’m not a huge fan of shaving and it provides a little bit of anonymity at times.” However, he draws the line at beard oil. “I’ve had multiple people try to push some sort of beard oil on me,” he laughed. “Who is lubing up their beard? That’s just gross to me… You comb it in the morning so you don’t have that bedhead look,” he said. “There’s really not much grooming to it.” (Okay, so his mornings don’t sound so rough after all.)

As for that famous musclebound Captain America look? Sad to say, Evans isn’t planning to keep it up. “I really wouldn’t mind just…not quitting the gym completely, but adjusting my workout to fit a 36-year-old body and not try to carry around so much size,” Evans said. “Be more functional, I suppose.”

When the podcast hosts fell silent, Evans laughed, “You guys sound so upset at that!”

Evans’s Marvel contract expires with “Avengers: Infinity War,” although he’s said he’s open to continuing to play Cap.

[Via E! Online]

‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘This is Us’ Lead GLAAD Awards Nominees

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“Call Me By Your Name,” “Lady Bird,” “Battle of the Sexes,” and “The Shape of Water” were among the films honored today as nominees for the GLAAD Media Awards, which recognize excellence in LGBTQ representation in TV, film, journalism, and media.

TV nominees include “Transparent,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the revival of “Will & Grace,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” in which Rosa Diaz, played by Stephanie Beatriz, revealed she’s bisexual.

Among the nominated limited TV series: “Feud: Bette and Joan,” “American Horror Story: Cult” and “Godless.”

Two awards ceremonies will be held: One in Los Angeles on April 12 at the Beverly Hilton and one in New York on May 5 at the New York Hilton Midtown.

The nominees were announced on GLAAD’s Facebook page by Trace Lysette (“Transparent”) and Wilson Cruz (“Star Trek: Discovery,” “13 Reasons Why”) from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

The list of film and TV nominees is below. (See the complete list of nominees).

OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE

Battle of the Sexes
Call Me by Your Name
Lady Bird
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
The Shape of Water

OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE

BPM
A Fantastic Woman
God’s Own Country
Thelma
The Wound

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

The Bold Type (Freeform)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
Modern Family (ABC)
One Day at a Time (Netflix)
One Mississippi (Amazon)
Superstore (NBC)
Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)
Transparent (Amazon)
Will & Grace (NBC)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Billions (Showtime)
Doubt (CBS)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Nashville (CMT)
Sense8 (Netflix)
Shadowhunters (Freeform)
Star (FOX)
Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
This Is Us (NBC)
Wynonna Earp (Syfy)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE (in a series without a regular LGBTQ character)

“Chapter 8” Legion (FX)
“Grace” Pure Genius (CBS)
“Lady Cha Cha” Easy (Netflix)
“The Missionaries” Room 104 (HBO)
“Thanksgiving” Master of None (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

American Horror Story: Cult (FX)
Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
Godless (Netflix)
Queers (BBC America)
When We Rise (ABC)

OUTSTANDING KIDS & FAMILY PROGRAMMING

Andi Mack (Disney Channel)
“Chosen Family” Danger & Eggs (Amazon)
“The Emergency Plan” Doc McStuffins (Disney Channel)
The Loud House (Nickelodeon)
Steven Universe (Cartoon Network)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY

Chavela (Music Box Films)
Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric (National Geographic)
Kiki (Sundance Selects)
“Real Boy” Independent Lens (PBS)
This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (YouTube Red)

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM

Gaycation with Ellen Page (Viceland)
I Am Jazz (TLC)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Survivor: Game Changers (CBS)
The Voice (NBC)

OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA

The Bold and The Beautiful (CBS)
Days of Our Lives (NBC)
The Young & the Restless (CBS)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE

“Australia Marriage Equality” Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
“Danica Roem” The Opposition with Jordan Klepper (Comedy Central)
“Laila and Logan Ireland, Transgender Military Couple” The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
“Laverne Cox and Gavin Grimm” The View (ABC)
“Trans Veterans React to Ban” The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

[Via Deadline]

Colin Firth Joins List of Stars Who Won’t Work With Woody Allen Again

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Colin Firth just joined the growing list of actors who vow to never work with director Woody Allen again.

The Oscar winner, who starred in Allen’s 2013 film “Magic in the Moonlight” with Emma Stone, told The Guardian that in light of sexual abuse allegations from Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow, “I wouldn’t work with him again.”

Farrow has alleged that Allen, her adoptive father, sexually abused her when she was 7 years old. Allen has repeatedly denied the charges.

Several actresses, including Rebecca Hall, Mira Sorvino (who won an Oscar for her role in Allen’s “Mighty Aphrodite”), Rachel Brosnahan, Ellen Page, and Greta Gerwig, have recently issued statements saying they now regret working with Allen and that they believe Dylan Farrow.

There have been fewer actors who have shared the same sentiment, although among the first to express his regrets last year was Griffin Newman, who is in Allen’s upcoming film “A Rainy day in New York.”

Earlier this month, “Numbers” star David Krumholtz issued a statement saying, “I deeply regret working with Woody Allen on ‘Wonder Wheel.’ It’s one of my most heartbreaking mistakes. We can no longer let these men represent us in entertainment, politics, or any other realm. They are beneath real men.”

A few days ago, “Call Me By Your Name” star Timothée Chalamet announced via Instagram that he will be donating his salary from “A Rainy Day in New York” to three charities: TIME’S UP, The LGBT Center in New York, and RAINN (The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network).

One of the few actors siding with Allen: Alec Baldwin, who’s worked with Allen in three films, tweeted that he thinks people are being “unfair” to the “Annie Hall” director.

[Via The Guardian, EW, People]

Chad Stahelski Is Returning to Direct ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’

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Good news, John Wick fans. Chad Stahelski, who co-directed the first “John Wick” film (with an uncredited David Leitch) and and went solo on “John Wick: Chapter Two” will be back for “Chapter Three.”

According to That Hashtag Show, filming on the third installment will begin in New York on March 1. Additional locations might include Spain and Russia.

Although their fates seemed in doubt at the end of “Chapter Two,” the site says we’ll see more of the characters played by Common and Ruby Rose. And the Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne) will also be back. Now that Wick (Keanu Reeves) has been banned from The Continental, perhaps he’ll be turning again to the King’s underground network for help.

The villain in “Chapter Three” will be played Hiroyuki Sanada of “The Wolverine,” who previously shared the screen with Reeves in “47 Ronin.”

Stahelski told Collider last year that the plan for “Chapter Three” is not so much to go bigger, but deeper, with what sounds like more of the Bowery King’s operatives.

“We want, not so much to go bigger on the third one, but to show you more of the intricacies of the world… there are all these different subtleties that I skipped over in Number Two, that I’d like to go back to on [‘Chapter Three’] and show you the inner workings of different parts of New York. So rather than massive set pieces, I’d like to show you cooler and more intricate ones… I think it would be a mistake budgetwise and creatively to just go big and blow up a freeway. That’s not our gig. That’s a comic book or a Bond gig. We want to show you cool and intricate details. What are those little details in everyday life? Hopefully we make people look at garbage collectors and cleaner vans and homeless people a little differently now.”

Stahelski will also be directing the Wick spin-off series “The Continental,” set in the world of the high-class hit man hotel chain. Reeves won’t be starring in it, but he is expected to cameo at least once.

“John Wick: Chapter Three” is set to hit theaters May 17, 2019.

[Via Collider]