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Chris Evans says gay brother helped him become an activist and ally

Chris Evans talks about his family and how they influence his political views.
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Captain America’s Chris Evans was interviewed by The Fix, and he tells the publication that his gay brother helped him become a strong ally.

“It’s really important to put faces in the situations that we’re navigating as a society,” said the 35-year-old actor.

“We’re obviously in tricky times right now, but up until this 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,” Evans adds. “Hopefully it stays that way going forward.”

“Whether it’s growing up with women, whether it’s growing up with different ethnic groups — it’s important to experience anything different from what you know to encourage and cultivate compassion and understanding,” continued the Boston-born star. “Growing up in the theater helped me, growing up in a progressive community helped me.”

His brother Scott Evans is best known for his role as Oliver Fish on the daytime television drama “One Life to Live.”

He has also appeared in the movies “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” and 2014’s “Playing it Cool.”

Chris Evans will star in the 2017 film "Gifted," about a single-dad in a custody battle with his mother. 

You can see the interview with Chris Evans by clicking HERE