Cover Boy: Chris Evans for GQ Magazine

Posted on June 15, 2011

Captain America, otherwise known as Chris Evans, is featured in the July 2011 issue of GQ magazine wearing Gucci and being subjected to a cringe-worthy “Dear Diary, I TOTALLY met Chris Evans today!!!!!” style of “interview.”

Gucci Fall 2011 Collection


On his initial reluctance to take on the role of Captain America: “I said no a bunch, and every time I said no, I woke up the next morning so happy and content. I kept saying no; they kept coming back. And eventually I was like, ‘You know what? This is your biggest fear—this is exactly what you have to do. The problem is, if the movie’s bad, that’s one set of problems. If the movie’s great, here come the sequels, here come the fuckin’…”

Go and read the whole interview. It is not to be missed. Not so much because of Chris, but because… well. See for yourself. Here’s how it opens:

chris evans pecs. how do they FEEL? like smooth stone from the souvenir shop?’

…is the instant message that pops up on my computer one Monday morning in April. My friend Kyle follows it up with a link to the gossip pages of the New York Daily News: I am being described as the “mystery maiden” Evans introduced to his mother at a premiere party; we held hands, the paper is reporting, ‘in a flirty manner,’ and he even placed ‘one of them on his chest.’ Oh.”

We tried to look at it from an irreverent, tongue-in-cheek perspective, but it doesn’t work. We’ve read Tiger Beat interviews that were more professional-sounding than this one.

Oh, don’t look at us like that. You read Tiger Beat once. You know you did.

Anyway, Chris is super-dreamy and we’re going to rip this cover off the magazine and totally hang it in our lockers.

[Photo Credit: gq.com, style.com]

 

    • http://profiles.google.com/caitlinsteinert Caitlin Steinert

      Meh, he’s not doin’ it for me. I do like the jacket, though!

      • MilaXX

        Ditto. he looks nice enough. Good genes and all, but not really rockin my boat.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EMJYU3ENVAX537EZRTADIX2QLI Leela

        i know! I think my problem with him is that he gives “dumbface” too often.  Chris Pine… now HE looks like he had something going on upstairs!

    • http://twitter.com/feedtogoldfish Feedittomygoldfish

      I think the interview is hilarious, especially in the context of the interviewer’s (Edith Zimmerman) other writing. She doesn’t take him, herself, or the interview seriously.

      • Anonymous

        Agree. I thought it was delightful.

      • Anonymous

        I am pro-Edith Zimmerman as well.  The interview really makes me hope that the Hairpin will soon start doing celebrity profiles because that would be rad.

      • http://phdoula.blogspot.com Rebecca

        Add me to the “loved it” column, I thought it was really funny…definitely way more fun than if she had just recorded a conversation with him in an Irish pub.

    • taodon

      I think it’s nice that they photoshopped a new nose for Mr. Evans.  Though, to be honest, I didn’t see anything wrong with his old one. But what do I know? His nose generally isn’t what I look at when I’m looking at Mr. Evans.

    • Anonymous

      That is a nice jacket, which is part of an even nicer suit. Wish he’d worn that.

      There’s something wrong for me about his face, but (if it’s not photo shop) the proportions of his torso & hips are very, VERY, right.  I swear Mother Nature programs certain genetic combinations into us & when we see them they are the secret code.

      Hadn’t thought of Tiger Beat in years. It is inextricably bound up in my mind with images of David Cassidy & (a few years later, my cousins’ generation) Leif Garrett looking very, very blow-dried.

       

    • Anonymous

      That is a nice jacket, which is part of an even nicer suit. Wish he’d worn that.

      There’s something wrong for me about his face, but (if it’s not photo shop) the proportions of his torso & hips are very, VERY, right.  I swear Mother Nature programs certain genetic combinations into us & when we see them they are the secret code.

      Hadn’t thought of Tiger Beat in years. It is inextricably bound up in my mind with images of David Cassidy & (a few years later, my cousins’ generation) Leif Garrett looking very, very blow-dried.

       

    • Anonymous

      I quite enjoyed he interview. Sure it was pretty unproffessional, but at least i wasn’t the same old publicist speak. Also i Love the jacket on the cover. makes me wish I was a guy so it would look good on me. though whatever they did to his nose/face is rather horrifying,

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      Ew, hate the cover shot… the low neck is just so icky! 

      And I love Chris Evans… He’s a Marvel, how could I not?

    • Anonymous

      Oh, and thanks for urging us to read the interview. I wouldn’t have, otherwise, and I thought it was funny.  If Hunter S. Thompson wrote for Tiger Beat and Seventeen.

    • Anonymous

      He is smokin hot, but that cover is horribly styled. A note to all: if any man who approaches you with a deep cut T-shirt, an unbuttoned DOUBLE BREASTED blazer (of all things) and jeans, you should run in the opposite direction immediately!

      • Anonymous

        I so agree!  GQ styling him like this will now just make people think this is stylish and acceptable! ack!

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      Just finished reading the whole piece and… wow…. just wow…  They probably could have just let Chris Evans’ mom write the piece. 

      I mean, I’m a total Marvel fan girl, and Evans gets double credit for being both Captain America and Johnny Storm, but even I’m not that bad. 

    • Anonymous

      That has to be the most hilariously unprofessional interview I’ve ever read.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      I absolutely read, and loved, Tiger Beat. Especially the Duran Duran articles. No shame there.

    • Sara__B

      Add me to the list of those who think the styling is icky. He’ll look at this cover in a few days (or years or decades) and cringe.

    • Anonymous

      I TOTALLY read Tiger Beat and sighed as I read interviews with Rob Lowe and C. Thomas Howell.
      Anyway, Chris Evans is equally dreamy, but I’m not feeling the double-breasted jacket with the jeans. Double-breasted jackets always make me think of David Letterman, for some reason. Totally NOT dreamy.

    • Anonymous

      Was there nothing of substance that could be gleaned through her drunken stupor?  Why bother with an interview if there is nothing interesting to be learned…just play dress up and be done with it.

    • Anonymous

      Yea, less intervew more teen infatuation novel, hilarious nontheless.
      He looks pretty good on that cover, and know i can picture him in that outfit flirting nonchalantly with me instead!
      Thank you very much for that image Edyth!

    • http://profiles.google.com/angelarosesarno angela rose sarno

      seriously, who is this guy? 

    • http://profiles.google.com/angelarosesarno angela rose sarno

      seriously, who is this guy? 

    • Glen Coleson

      GQ and vogue seem to have an uncanny knack for making extraordinarily handsome man, look plastic and creepy.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      I’m going to give the journo the benefit of the doubt – I thought the piece was really funny and she packed in a lot of actual information in amongst the girly fluffiness.  There were several points where I laughed out loud.

      Hate the cover photo – he’s so ‘shopped that it looks more like a painting than a photograph!

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      The cover photo is doing nothing for me.  He’s better looking than that.

    • Anonymous

      I used to shoplift Tiger Beat for the Scott Baio centerfolds.

    • http://twitter.com/thelilerin erin l.

      jacket is perfect, the extreme and obvious retouching on his face is ridiculous. makes me wonder how ugly he really is IRL.

      and yes, i know all covers are retouched within an inch of life, but at least they get that inch… this doesn’t

    • Lisa

      Don’t be silly.  Of COURSE I read Tiger Beat!

    • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

      Geesuz, who was that interviewer? Cringe.

      The cover is fine, but if you’re going to leave your blazer open, it shouldn’t be a double-breasted one.

    • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

      Chris looks phenomenal. The article is icky.

    • Anonymous

      I usually find him pretty darned handsome, but there’s something just ODD about this picture.  Around the eyes–doesn’t even look like him.  He looks better than they’ve made him look here…I hope he got to give some good superhero face inside!

    • Anonymous

      swoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon

    • Anonymous

      Boys, I was reading Tiger Beat before you were born (probably). That would be the issues with Bobby Sherman on the cover. Oh, and Chris Evans? Going on my locker too.

    • http://twitter.com/anggieholics Anggi Pramita

      I’m a sucker for little bit of hair chest and blue-grey eyes. If only he’s willing to donate those great genes for my future children…

    • http://twitter.com/MarieanneDH MarieanneDH

      The young man is rather fetching.  And oh, how klassy is that article?  Very klassy, indeed.  Her mother must be so proud.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      Yes, I read tigerbeat.  I admit it.  Love the blue jacket on him!

      • http://profiles.google.com/sharon.terrill Sharon Terrill

        I’ve actually never read Tiger Beat!  Young Miss, sure.  Seventeen, definitely.  Tiger Beat, no.

    • mcarlson

      You know, I actually kind of liked that interview. Yeah, it had a Tiger Beat vibe, but it also sounded pretty honest and the reporter was a little self-deprecating, which I always appreciate.

    • mcarlson

      You know, I actually kind of liked that interview. Yeah, it had a Tiger Beat vibe, but it also sounded pretty honest and the reporter was a little self-deprecating, which I always appreciate.

    • Anonymous

      There appears to be no texture to the skin on his face.  His hands and chest look relatively normal and then the smooth baby-butt face.  It’s odd.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=816120314 Chason Dailey

      My issue came in today and I flipped right to the spread. Have mercy!

    • Akmall Razlan

      he is hot.