Captain America star Chris Evans is hoping one day he can make a difference by running for political office.

The action hero star's uncle, Mike Capuano, is a U.S. representative in Massachusetts and Chris is inspired by his public service. However, he knows that if he decides to one day enter into politics, he'll have his work cut out for him.

"I would never say never," he tells Esquire Middle East. "I've always thought it would be nice one day to think about some sort of political pursuit. I'm so proud of my uncle and of anyone who dedicates themselves to helping the progression of society in exacting change for the betterment of mankind.

"Ultimately, there's very few things that I consider to be noble and challenging. I know that Washington is a tough place. I have my opinions and maybe later on in life I might try and actually get up on a soap box."

However, for now, the 34-year-old is focusing on directing. He has already stepped behind the camera to helm Before We Go, which he also starred in opposite Alice Eve.

"I'd wanted to direct for a long time," he continues. "It's just hard to find someone who's willing to let you direct. I have no training. I've never been to any sort of school, so it's a gamble. It was a situation where we found a script that felt manageable. This was a simple story; it's two people. It just felt very contained and, not to sound awful, but I aimed a little low, just because I wanted to get my feet wet. I think there's no shame in that. I didn't want to bite off more than I could chew the first time out.

"I would never stop acting completely, because I do love it, but if I was to get married and have kids, I could see myself wanting to be less of a famous actor. The fame thing is the tricky part, especially when you have children, and there is a nice element to the investment in directing." 

 

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