here are black helicopters buzzing over Hollywood Boulevard. Thousands of civilians are amassed on the sidewalk.If this were a comic- book movie, now would be the time when the sky opens up and the alien mothership comes swooping in, space guns blazing.

"Chris can be a delicate flower a little bit," Johansson says.

"You just want to pat his back: ' Aw, Chrissy.

It's part of the job, I've got to sell this thing. It makes me insecure." "It's not like a junket – you sit in a room and they bring 'em in. But if they surround you, you're fucked." You don't really expect this from a guy like Evans.

He seems like an amiable bro, a thoughtful-yet-beefcake-y leading man who worships Tom Brady and the Patriots, and once served as the model for a surfer named Tyler in the board game ("Favorite class: Study hall." "Ideal date: Walk around the cliffs.") But the truth is, behind the shredded biceps and the star-spangled suit, Evans is just as awkward, sensitive and neurotic as all the rest of us.

But to hear Evans tell it, he's one of the least-comfortable movie stars around.

The acting part is fine; it's everything else he can't handle. But that to me is like 30 minutes of walking on hot coals," Evans says, sitting at home in jeans, a Toronto Maple Leafs hat and a chambray shirt with a rip in one arm. It's the volume of it: You're in the center of this thing."We used to call Chris 'the thinker,'" his mom says. It's really nice out here.' But this is who he's been since he was a little boy."Evans as a high school senior in 1999. According to Downey, out of all the Marvel franchises, was, weirdly, the riskiest. "Wait, wait." The car may be coming at five, but he doesn't have to be there until six. "When we'd go on long car rides, I'd say, ' Bring your Gameboy,' and he'd say, ' No, Mom, I'm just going to look out the window and think.' Sometimes I say, ' Get out of there, honey. The future superhero was both a jock and a drama geek: "You can start singing any line from 'Oklahoma! It's easy to forget

The acting part is fine; it's everything else he can't handle. But that to me is like 30 minutes of walking on hot coals," Evans says, sitting at home in jeans, a Toronto Maple Leafs hat and a chambray shirt with a rip in one arm. It's the volume of it: You're in the center of this thing."We used to call Chris 'the thinker,'" his mom says. It's really nice out here.' But this is who he's been since he was a little boy."Evans as a high school senior in 1999. According to Downey, out of all the Marvel franchises, was, weirdly, the riskiest. "Wait, wait." The car may be coming at five, but he doesn't have to be there until six. "When we'd go on long car rides, I'd say, ' Bring your Gameboy,' and he'd say, ' No, Mom, I'm just going to look out the window and think.' Sometimes I say, ' Get out of there, honey. The future superhero was both a jock and a drama geek: "You can start singing any line from 'Oklahoma! It's easy to forget $1 billion in box-office receipts later, but the character, with his old-fashioned morality and World War II-era squareness, had the potential to be a real cornball. But he's respectful – he never talks about it.") Evans has done a great job taking a character who could have been, as he puts it, "a real piece of cardboard" and injecting him with humanity, wit and charm. And they're flying from Burbank, just 25 minutes away. And then you have to pull over in some weird parking lot and do the swap. All of a sudden you're out of your comfort zone. The little things that can tip you over." "It's funny," says Scarlett Johansson, a frequent co-star who's known Evans since she was 17."He's extremely easygoing, he loves to hang out, he loves to be around people.You're making just more noise, and more trash, and almost selling something, and nothing of this is clean. You're really riding the wave of just living." And then, in classic Evans style, he plays that last part back in his head. "Somehow or another," he says, "he made Captain America cool." "He's a little vanilla," admits Evans of Cap.

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The acting part is fine; it's everything else he can't handle. But that to me is like 30 minutes of walking on hot coals," Evans says, sitting at home in jeans, a Toronto Maple Leafs hat and a chambray shirt with a rip in one arm. It's the volume of it: You're in the center of this thing.

"We used to call Chris 'the thinker,'" his mom says. It's really nice out here.' But this is who he's been since he was a little boy."Evans as a high school senior in 1999. According to Downey, out of all the Marvel franchises, was, weirdly, the riskiest. "Wait, wait." The car may be coming at five, but he doesn't have to be there until six.

"When we'd go on long car rides, I'd say, ' Bring your Gameboy,' and he'd say, ' No, Mom, I'm just going to look out the window and think.' Sometimes I say, ' Get out of there, honey. The future superhero was both a jock and a drama geek: "You can start singing any line from 'Oklahoma! It's easy to forget $1 billion in box-office receipts later, but the character, with his old-fashioned morality and World War II-era squareness, had the potential to be a real cornball. But he's respectful – he never talks about it.") Evans has done a great job taking a character who could have been, as he puts it, "a real piece of cardboard" and injecting him with humanity, wit and charm. And they're flying from Burbank, just 25 minutes away.

And then you have to pull over in some weird parking lot and do the swap. All of a sudden you're out of your comfort zone. The little things that can tip you over." "It's funny," says Scarlett Johansson, a frequent co-star who's known Evans since she was 17.

"He's extremely easygoing, he loves to hang out, he loves to be around people.

You're making just more noise, and more trash, and almost selling something, and nothing of this is clean. You're really riding the wave of just living." And then, in classic Evans style, he plays that last part back in his head. "Somehow or another," he says, "he made Captain America cool." "He's a little vanilla," admits Evans of Cap.

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The acting part is fine; it's everything else he can't handle. But that to me is like 30 minutes of walking on hot coals," Evans says, sitting at home in jeans, a Toronto Maple Leafs hat and a chambray shirt with a rip in one arm. It's the volume of it: You're in the center of this thing.

"We used to call Chris 'the thinker,'" his mom says. It's really nice out here.' But this is who he's been since he was a little boy."Evans as a high school senior in 1999. According to Downey, out of all the Marvel franchises, was, weirdly, the riskiest. "Wait, wait." The car may be coming at five, but he doesn't have to be there until six.

"When we'd go on long car rides, I'd say, ' Bring your Gameboy,' and he'd say, ' No, Mom, I'm just going to look out the window and think.' Sometimes I say, ' Get out of there, honey. The future superhero was both a jock and a drama geek: "You can start singing any line from 'Oklahoma! It's easy to forget $1 billion in box-office receipts later, but the character, with his old-fashioned morality and World War II-era squareness, had the potential to be a real cornball. But he's respectful – he never talks about it.") Evans has done a great job taking a character who could have been, as he puts it, "a real piece of cardboard" and injecting him with humanity, wit and charm. And they're flying from Burbank, just 25 minutes away.

And then you have to pull over in some weird parking lot and do the swap. All of a sudden you're out of your comfort zone. The little things that can tip you over." "It's funny," says Scarlett Johansson, a frequent co-star who's known Evans since she was 17.

billion in box-office receipts later, but the character, with his old-fashioned morality and World War II-era squareness, had the potential to be a real cornball. But he's respectful – he never talks about it.") Evans has done a great job taking a character who could have been, as he puts it, "a real piece of cardboard" and injecting him with humanity, wit and charm. And they're flying from Burbank, just 25 minutes away. And then you have to pull over in some weird parking lot and do the swap. All of a sudden you're out of your comfort zone. The little things that can tip you over." "It's funny," says Scarlett Johansson, a frequent co-star who's known Evans since she was 17."He's extremely easygoing, he loves to hang out, he loves to be around people.You're making just more noise, and more trash, and almost selling something, and nothing of this is clean. You're really riding the wave of just living." And then, in classic Evans style, he plays that last part back in his head. "Somehow or another," he says, "he made Captain America cool." "He's a little vanilla," admits Evans of Cap.