Chris Evans Says He's Not Retiring From Acting

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Chris Evans on Captain America's Evolution

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Chris Evans on Captain America's Evolution

Don't worry, Captain America isn't going anywhere.

Last week, "Avengers" star Chris Evans reportedly told Variety that he's planning to retire from acting.

"I've known for a while I wanted to direct," Evans told Variety. "But [time] never really opens up. There's another movie to do, there's another acting job. It just got to a point where I was like, you know what -- I have to do this."

Today, Evans clarified what he meant.

Read: Why Chris Evans Wants to Retire From Acting

"I said, I directed last year and I really responded to it, I really enjoyed it and I'd love to focus a little more on that," he said on "Good Morning America."

He continued, sarcastically, "Then, [I'm] retiring, hanging up the shoes I guess! By no means, am I planning on retiring. It's kind of a silly statement."

The "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" star added that his real life super heroes were "my parents."

"My parents had four of us and it wasn't easy," he said. "They did a pretty good job in my opinion."


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