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Chris Evans on Hollywood: It's 'radically different' for men

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Chris Evans on Hollywood: It's 'radically different' for men

Chris Evans says Hollywood is "radically different" for men.

The 'Captain America: Civil War' star believes the film industry has underlying issues, which affect women in movie roles.

Speaking to Chelsea Handler on her Netflix talk show 'Chelsea', he said: "You can't stick your head in the ground like that. Being a guy, it's a radically different landscape. I think there is a gender gap that is ubiquitous in Hollywood, and I think a lot of times it's hard to even identify.

"It's not even about the contracts [or pay]. If you look at that project there's probably about nine roles guy roles and one girl role. So even before you get to the point of money there's already an issue going on underneath."

Meanwhile, the 34-year-old actor previously insisted he doesn't take his own success for granted.

He explained: "I grew up watching the Oscars, so being there makes me appreciate how far I've come. I can't deny that it's [the film industry] had an effect, but I think it's a positive one. Instead of trying to figure out how to play the game, I've come to realise that it's more important to remind myself that I don't have to win today and I don't actually have to play at all.

"Obstacles and hurdles are man-made. I won't say it's not useful to self-reflect, but I realize the part of you that's fuelling the self-reflections actually more akin to your ego than to the situation you're in."

And taking on his current role of a Marvel superhero was the "best decision" of his life.

He gushed: "When I first got the offer to be a part of this franchise, the thought of a multi-picture contract that could last eight years of my life was stressful and scary. But doing these movies was the best decision of my life.

"The directors, the Russo brothers, have a way of making it feel extremely relatable and real amid flashes of superhero fanfare."