The MJ5: Chris Evans on His Favorite Food, Workout, Gear, and More

It’s always nice to discover that the celebs we see on the big screen are, in many ways, just like us. And that’s definitely true of Men’s Journal May cover star Chris Evans. While he plays a larger-than-life superhero in the Avengers series, behind the scenes at our cover shoot, we got a glimpse of the Chris Evans you won’t see on camera. His answers to our series of questions—covering his favorite gear, meal to cook, place to travel, drink, and workout—prove that the guy playing Captain America is also just a laid-back dude from outside of Boston.

Take, for example, his favorite piece of gear. It’s not a supercar or a yacht, but a pair of shades. They’re not just for style points; he admits that wouldn’t see very well without them.

Does even the idea of cooking dinner make you anxious? Evans can relate. While some leading men are also pros in the kitchen, he’s quick to point out that he’s not one of them. Even so, there is one dish that he’s always happy to whip up: pesto eggs.

“I don’t know if you’ve ever had pesto eggs, but if you haven’t, you’re missing out,” he said.

Even if the kitchen is a little intimidating, we know Evans definitely excels in the gym—he had to get ripped to play Captain America, after all. His favorite moves in the gym, like military presses, focus on the shoulders and “delt stuff,” he said.

See all his answers in the video above, and be sure to read our full profile in the May issue of Men’s Journal, on newsstands now.