‘Growing up in the theatre helped me, growing up in a progressive community helped me’

Captain America star Chris Evans has said he is inspired by his gay brother.

The 35-year-old Marvel star has said any activism he does comes from his experiences supporting his brother Scott in the light of the US election.

‘It’s really important to put faces in the situations that we’re navigating as a society,’ Evans said, saying America is in ‘tricky times right now’.

‘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 added to The Fix.

Evans believed growing up with a diverse group of people enabled him to ‘encourage and cultivate compassion and understanding’.
‘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 concluded.

Scott Evans is best known for his role as gay cop Oliver Fish from One Life to Live.

Watch Chris and Scott Evans play the ‘sibling-wed’ game:

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