Chris Evans Opens Up About Supporting His Gay Brother
‘Captain America’ hunk Chris Evans explains his ‘good guy’ appearance off the screen is a result of his experiences growing up.
The actor recently stopped by the TheFIX talked about his adult activism efforts, claiming it flourished from experience supporting his gay brother.
“I’ve never felt any sort of backlash or friction as a result of the stance I’ve taken in my career in support of him or any other human rights… hopefully it stays that way going forward,” he said.
Chris explained that growing up with a gay sibling and with two sisters influenced his deep connection to human rights and women’s rights.
His actor brother Scott, 33, is best known for his role as the police officer Oliver Fish on the American ABC soap One Life to Live.
“It’s important to understand, whether it’s growing up with women, whether it’s growing up with other ethnic groups… it’s important to experience anything different from what you know. To encourage and cultivate compassion and understanding,” Chris said.
He added: “So certainly growing up with women helped me, but growing up in the theatre helped me, growing up in a progressive community helped me.”
He’s 35. Scott’s 33.