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Chris Evans to take acting break after Marvel movies

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Mar 03, 2014 | 2:52pm EST

Captain America star Chris Evans is eager to take a break from acting after his contract with the Marvel franchise ends, in order to focus on directing. The actor assumed the part of the comic book hero and his alter ego Steve Rogers in 2011's Captain America, and he has reprised the role in three more movies - 2012's The Avengers, its forthcoming sequel Age of Ultron, and the upcoming Captain America follow-up, The Winter Soldier, which hits cinemas next month (Apr14). He is also reportedly set to star in a third instalment of the Captain America series, but once his time as the super-soldier comes to an end, Evans hopes to step behind the camera instead. He tells Britain's Glamour magazine, "I think when I'm done with this Marvel contract, I'll take a little break from acting. "With acting, you're one piece in a very big puzzle. It's like you helped buy a gift but you don't know what the gift is, so you come back and see the movie. Sometimes it's nice, sometimes it's tragic. This process (of) directing, you're involved in every single decision." But Evans, who has already kicked off his directorial career in a new film titled 1:30 Train, insists that he has no regrets about taking on the iconic role of Captain America, despite initially turning down the offer multiple times. He adds, "If I hadn't done it, I'd be really kicking myself. At the time, it was a daunting task for a number of reasons, but in hindsight it was the right move."

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