Captain America star Chris Evans opens up about supporting his gay brother
Captain America star Chris Evans has opened up about supporting his gay brother in the aftermath of the recent Presidential election.
The star spoke in an interview with TheFix to say he had never faced a backlash for supporting his brother openly.
He said: “It’s really important to put faces to the situations that we’re navigating as a society’, as he says America is in ‘tricky times right now’ after the election.
“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.
The 35-year-old also added that he felt strongly about human rights and women’s rights because he grew up with his gay brother Scott and his sisters.
He says: “It’s important to understand, whether it’s growing up with women, whether it’s growing up with other ethnic groups, it’s important to experience anything different from what you know. 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. I think it’s really important to put faces to the situations that we’re navigating as society.
“So yeah, growing up with sisters was a big influence for me, and I have a deep connection to not only human rights but specifically women’s rights.”