Chris Evans Learning To Be A Better Ally Amidst #MeToo Movement
World’s mightiest hero Captain America aka Chris Evans has recently weighed in to the #MeToo movement. The actor opened up about how he’s trying to learn to be a better ally.
In an interview with The New York Times, the actor revealed how his ex-girlfriend Jenny Slate influenced him to reading Rebecca Solnit’s The Mother of All Questions and he didn’t regret it. Slate, a vocal feminist herself, has got Chris to read more about the opposite sex since the star is now heading to Broadway for the play Lobby Hero. He plays a cop who is “a narcissistic creep, with a vision of protecting the innocent”, according to The New York Times. The plot focuses on “abuses of power and sexual coercion” between Chris and his young female partner.
To prepare for the character, Chris has apparently been reading up on feminism.
He said that ‘The Mother Of All Questions’ is helping him to learn when to speak up and when to just listen
“The hardest thing to reconcile is that just because you have good intentions, doesn’t mean it’s your time to have a voice,” he said. Chris also notes that even if his character is not real-life based, “It’s awful to admit, but I know plenty of guys who fit this mould.”
Chris’ opinion came in the wake of “questions of gender inequality and distribution of power” following the #MeToo Movement
Everybody loves Chris Evans, right? And, now there’s another reason to love him more!
How can you not like this man? That is exactly the right response.
— B Tait Washburn (@kinda_writing) March 22, 2018
Wow, that is SERIOUSLY insightful. Good on Chris Evans
— Christopher Grace (@crowbot_) March 23, 2018
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