Actor Chris Evans not sure he can play Tom Brady because of Brady’s support for Trump

Actor Chris Evans not sure he can play Tom Brady because of Brady’s support for Trump
Chris Evans in an appearance on 'The Tonight Show' (Image: YouTube screen grab)

I thought actors were supposed to be able to adapt themselves to different roles, but apparently “Avengers” star Chris Evans is wired differently. The actor, who was dubbed “the progressive Captain America” by The Hollywood Reporter, said he’d have a very difficult time playing the role of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in a film. Why? Because Brady is a supporter of Donald Trump, somebody Evans refers to as the “dumb s*it” president.

In an interview, Evans explains the dilemma he had faced since learning Brady is a Trump fan. “I’m just hoping he’s one of those guys that maybe supported him and now regrets it,” Evans said. “Maybe he thought it was going to be different — and even that bothers me — but maybe there’s a chance now he just thinks Trump’s an absolute dumb s*it, which he is.”

“If he doesn’t, if he’s still on that Trump train, I might have to cut ties. It’s really tough.” Evans added that he’d have to pull off some sort of “mental gymnastics” to be able to play the role.

First of all, why would he think that a movie about Tom Brady – NFL legend – would focus on his politics in any way, shape, or form? Second, if you can’t act like a person who thinks like Brady – which is roughly half the country – then how good of an actor are you in the first place?

The closest he’d have to get to being political in the Brady movie is if they recreate this Super Bowl play called “Reagan” – a 4-yard run to the right when the score was 3-0.

Not exactly a turning point of the game.

Brady and Trump

The New England Patriots quarterback has been friends with the president for several years and endorsed him as a presidential candidate in 2015.

The future Hall of Famer was even spotted with a “Make America Great Again” hat in his locker, something that sent liberal sports journalists into an apoplectic rage.

Evans appears to believe that by publicizing his unbridled loathing for the president, he is in some sense “taking one for the team.”

“You don’t want to alienate half your audience,” he said. “But I’d be disappointed in myself if I didn’t speak up. Especially for fear of some monetary repercussion or career damage — that just feels really gross to me.”

Yes, because hating on the president is a real career killer in Hollywood. He’s so brave.

Cross posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.