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Chris Evans says he'd 'be disappointed in myself if I didn't speak up' ahead of politics website launch
Captain America star Chris Evans plans to double down on politics in his post-Avengers life.
The actor, who has suggested he will no longer play Steve Rogers after next month's Avengers: Endgame, has paid numerous visits to Capitol Hill in recent months, holding talks with Republican and Democratic lawmakers like Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaksa) and Reps. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) and Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.). While Evans would only say last month he was "working on a project," The Hollywood Reporter writes in a new profile that he's co-founding a politics website called A Starting Point. This confirms previous reporting from National Journal.
This website's mission is to "create informed, responsible and empathetic citizens," per the Reporter. Evans will be launching it at an unspecified date alongside fellow actor Mark Kassen and entrepreneur Joe Kiani.
Evans has been outspoken in his political beliefs in recent years, in this interview calling President Trump an "absolute dumb s--t" and saying that despite being a Patriots fan, he "might have to cut ties" with Tom Brady if he's "still on the Trump train." He explained that while "you don't want to alienate half your audience," he would be "disappointed in myself if I didn't speak up" about politics, adding that it would be "gross" to remain silent "for fear of some monetary repercussion or career damage." In other words, he can do this all day.