It seems like a growing trend in Hollywood for young celebrities to announce their retirement far beyond the normal age of 65-years-old. Actress Amanda Bynes, Kiera Knightly and most recently and excitingly, Justin Bieber all announced their retirements from their chosen fields in within the entertainment industry. A new name has emerged as a soon-to-be retired young star, that name is Chris Evans, your very own Captain America.
It is a depressing idea to think that someone as talented and good look as Chris Evans, with a bright future in acting, wants to quit his career in front of the camera. His sole purpose for retirement is so he can make the transition from actor to director a common theme among entertainment professionals.
This writer is sure that fans of the actors will be even more inclined to race to theaters when the sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes out on April 4, 2014. Of this revelation Evans said, “I’ve known for a while I wanted to direct. But (time) never really opens up. There’s another movie to do, there’s another acting job. It just got to a point where I was like, you know what – I have to do this.”
As fans of the actor we are extremely sad to see him go although we are happy that he is following his dream. Everyone should be allowed to follow his or her dreams but Evans is such a remarkably talented actor it is sad that he will be removing himself from acting once his contract with Marvel has ended.
“If I’m acting at all, it’s going to be under Marvel contract, or I’m going to be directing. I can’t see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I’m contractually obligated to do. Without these movies, I wouldn’t be directing. They gave me enough overseas recognition to green light a movie. And if I’m speaking extremely candidly, it’s going to continue to do that for as long as the Marvel contract runs,” Evans told Variety when he made the sad announcement about his retirement.
While his fans will continue to support Evans in all he does they will certainly miss seeing him in front of the camera but we will just have to settle for his being behind the scenes from now on.