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Scott Evans Recalls That Time Brother Chris Evans Publicly Outed Him

Scott Evans Recalls That Time Brother Chris Evans Publicly Outed Him

Scott and Chris Evans

And how he reacted to being cast in Barbie.


There are lots of ways to come out publicly: face-to-face, in a letter, on social media, skywriting... or if you’re Scott Evans, Captain America himself can accidentally out you to the world.

Scott, who is the younger brother of Chris Evans, recalled the time his brother accidentally outed him. Speaking with Jujubee (yes, the drag superstar) in an interview for Attitude, Evans first told the story of his private coming out. He started with his sister, followed by his mother, and finally, he told his brother Chris. “I was very fortunate that I didn’t have any kind of drama or shock,” Scott recalled. “It was sort of like, ‘Why did you wait so long?’ It sounds a lot harder than it actually ended up being, for which I feel very lucky.”

It was such a low-key coming out that Chris didn’t really think it was a big deal to mention his brother being gay years later during an interview with The Advocate. At the time, Perez Hilton was reporting that Chris had a gay brother and the actor confirmed it. “Yes, I do have a gay brother. I’m down with the gays. Mostly I’m hanging out with him and his gay buddies, who are f***It’s hilarious. They’re the funniest people I know,” he shared.

It wasn’t until the interview dropped that Chris realized he may have overshared. Thankfully, Scott wasn’t upset. “I remember reading that article, it was 2009 or something, and I was, like, 26 years old and I’d been out for a while. My brother called me when he saw the headline and he was just like, ‘Hey, I’m so sorry. Like, this is what—was I not supposed to?’ I had been on a soap opera at that point, and I was a very out person. I made that decision,” said Scott.

While Scott was out in his personal life, choosing to be out in his career was not something that had ever crossed his mind. “I know a lot of people in the business that are still closeted, and I know a lot of people that don’t like to talk about it because it does affect your jobs. And people say it’s better now. It’s not. It’s progressed, but it’s not better,” he explained. “But I cared more about my own mental health and my own personal well-being, and so I was out. The only reason it seemed like he outed me is because he is in the public eye. Everybody that knew me, knew. I have nothing to hide. If you met me in person, you know.”

As for whether or not it’s affected his career, Scott can’t really say, as he never was “in” to bein with.. And it’s certainly about to skyrocket when the Barbie movie drops next month. The actor is, of course, playing one of the Kens, In his case, it’s the cowboy-style Ken, and we are living for it.

Scott recalled the moment he got the dream role. “It still doesn’t quite feel real. I remember when I submitted the audition band. Then, a couple weeks later, I got a call: ’Greta [Gerwig, director] wants to have a meeting with you.’ I had the meeting and then a couple hours later, they were like, ‘You got the offer.’ I cried very hard, like, I was hyperventilating, proudly crying,” he remembered. “Every day was a dream, getting to work with people like Greta and Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.”

We can’t wait to see him, and the rest of the Barbie gang, when the film drops July 21.

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