Chris Evans is more fiery than ever as he reprises his role Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch in the sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer along with Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd and Michael Chiklis.
Evans was thrilled to return to the character with much more knowledge about what makes him tick. “It’s a real treat as an actor, because you feel like you’ve not only spent some time in the guy’s skin, but you’ve been lucky enough to see what works and what translated,” Evans relates.
While Johnny is the adventurous daredevil and biggest showoff of the team, the filmmakers decided to imbue his character with a little romance in this film. “They want Johnny to be a bit more ready for romance this time,” Evans says. “Because of Reed and Sue’s wedding, and Ben and Alicia’s relationship, it’s a nice story arc for Johnny to all of a sudden feel lonely. Though he discovers it’s more about realizing that the people in your life that you are lucky enough to love and be loved in return are truly valuable and shouldn’t be taken for granted.”
“Though I was not a big comic book reader when I was a kid, I was outside climbing trees as a kid. But there are some similarities between Johnny and me. Johnny loves life. I don’t think Johnny gets into a bad mood very often. I think even in terrible situations he is going to find something to joke about and that is a great way to live. I think in that sense we both like to smile and like to laugh. Johnny is less concerned with how he is perceived which is beautiful in a way. I think he does what he does and is unapologetic about it; he is authentic as a person. I am a bit more over analytical and self-conscious at times than he is,” explains Evans.
In the short time that he has been in Hollywood, Chris Evans has managed to build a name for himself, playing an impressive range of both comedic and dramatic roles.
Evans recently starred in “The Nanny Diaries,” opposite Paul Giamatti and Scarlett Johansson. He was also seen in this year’s Danny Boyle sci-fi film, “Sunshine.”
Previously, he was seen opposite Jessica Biel in the Sony Pictures release, “London.” Evans played Syd, a young man infatuated with winning back his ex-girlfriend, London (Biel). He also played the role of Bryce in the dark drama “Fierce People,” opposite Diane Lane and Donald Sutherland. In 2004, Chris starred in the New Line film “Cellular,” opposite Kim Basinger and William H. Macy. Past film credits include: “Orphan King,” “Not Another Teen Movie” and “The Perfect Score.”
“Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” is now showing in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox distributed thru Warner Bros.