Movie star Chris Evans, who plays Captain America in the popular Avengers franchise, shared some interesting political thoughts regarding New England Patriots star Tom Brady this week. Evans did a long interview with The Hollywood Reporter and some quotes from it are getting some play.
Evans, who is a huge Patriots supporter, was asked what he thought about the idea of playing Brady in a biopic and gave an interesting answer. In short, he said he's struggle to do so if Brady is actually a Trump supporter.
Evans said that if that's still the case, he might have to "cut ties" with Brady. He added that he hopes Brady has "woken up" in regards to his opinions on Trump.
Here's the quote. It's likely to cause plenty of controversy:
"I don't know," he says. "I really hope he's not a Trump supporter. I'm just hoping he's one of those guys that maybe supported him and now regrets it. Maybe he thought it was going to be different — and even that bothers me — but maybe there's a chance now he just thinks Trump's an absolute dumb shit, which he is. If he doesn't, if he's still on that Trump train, I might have to cut ties. It's really tough."
"I think maybe a couple of years ago," he continues, "I might have tried to pull some, like, mental gymnastics to compartmentalize, but I don't know if I can anymore. So I'm just hoping he's woken up."
A few years back, Brady was spotted with a "Make America Great Again" hat in his locker. It was eventually revealed that he's friendly with Trump.
All that said, Brady has stayed pretty quiet about Trump since he became president. The last time the Patriots won the Super Bowl, Brady declined to go to the White House - citing a family matter. This year, he gave a simple two-word response when asked if he'd go - "next question."
As you'd imagine, Evans' interview is getting mixed reviews. Something tells us Brady won't be issuing a statement on his current thoughts on Trump any time soon.