Captain America star on gender gap
Ash returns to Cannes
Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan poses for photographers on arrival at the screening of the film Ma Loute at the 69th Cannes International Film Festival. Chris Evans says Hollywood is “radically different” for men.
The Captain America: Civil War star believes the film industry has underlying issues, which affect women in movie roles.
Speaking to Chelsea Handler on her Netflix talk show Chelsea, the 34-year-old actor said: “You can’t stick your head in the ground like that. Being a guy, it’s a radically different landscape. I think there is a gender gap that is ubiquitous in Hollywood, and I think a lot of times it’s hard to even identify.
“It’s not even about the contracts [or pay]. If you look at that project there’s probably about nine roles guy roles and one girl role. So even before you get to the point of money there’s already an issue going on underneath.”
Chris also said taking on the role of the Marvel superhero was the “best decision” of his life. He said: “When I first got the offer to be a part of this franchise, the thought of a multipicture contract that could last eight years of my life was stressful and scary. But doing these movies was the best decision of my life.
“The directors, the Russo brothers, have a way of making it feel extremely relatable and real amid flashes of superhero fanfare.”