Captain America: Chris Evans on the Cover of GQ

As Captain America, Chris Evans transforms from a patriotic weakling to a Nazi-whupping weapon of mass destruction. Photographed by Mario Testino for GQ's annual fall fashion preview, Evans looks the part of a superhero — buff and handsome. Check out a few highlights from the interview.

Chris Evans on getting over 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.’ ”

…on his character in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World:
“The character’s supposed to be this horrible actor and a douchebag, and I get the job and so many people were like, ‘You’re perfect, you’re gonna crush it!’ ” he continued with feigned anger. “I was like, So I got this role as an asshole actor, and you guys think I nailed it? That I’m a natural and that nobody in town can do it better?”

…on how seeing sunsets are the “happiest” times in his life:
“The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it’s so great, because for a little bit I’m out of my brain, and it’s got nothing to do with me. I’m not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness.”

See the full article HERE. The issue will be on newsstands beginning June 21.

Photo credit: Mario Testino/GQ