Why Chris Evans Wants to Live Alone in the Woods

The Captain America star says he was obsessed with the outdoors as a kid: "I was convinced that the woods were calling me"

Chris Evans may play a city-raised superhero in Captain America: The First Avenger, but in reality there's nothing the actor loves more than retreating to the solace of the woods.

In the May issue of Details magazine, Evans -- who's had a rollercoaster ride to stardom -- reveals how often he's thought about giving up Hollywood in favor of a quieter existence. Evans, 30, even explains how he almost didn't take the part of hunky Captain America -- arguably the biggest role of his career.

"What if the movie comes out and it's a success and I just reject all of this? What if I want to move to the f-cking woods?" recalls thinking about the role.

The Boston-bred actor goes on to detail his love of the outdoors. "For a long time all I wanted for Christmas were books about outdoor survival. I was convinced that the woods were calling me. I camped a lot, I took classes. At 18, I told myself if I don't live in the woods by myself by the time I'm 25, I have failed."

Whenever he gets the chance to be alone in the woods, Evans feels most at ease with himself: "I'm a lunatic," he says. "I sing. I dance. I do crazy sh-t."

The Avengers star continues that although he loves acting, he doesn't consider it the only path to a joyful life. "[M]y happiness in this world, my level of peace, is never going to be dictated by acting," he explains.

And as for the kind of ladies who bring him happiness, it's not the stereotypical Los Angeles glamazon. 

"I like wet hair and sweatpants.  I like sneakers and ponytails. I like girls who aren't so la-di-da. L.A. is so la-di-da," says Evans, who admits he had a "big poster" of Sandra Bullock (whom he now knows) in his room as a teen. "I like girls who give me a hard time, bust my chops a little."

FILED UNDER:
Connect with Us
Follow Our Pins

Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

Follow Our Tweets

The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow http://t.co/wfewf

On Instagram

Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

Best of the Web