Another day and another actor who says he is retiring from acting. When is the last time you actually saw an actor retire from acting who had any success at it? Clint Eastwood? Maybe in the past couple of years but he still loved to get in front of the camera. You miss it. You crave it. Chris Evans says he wants to be a director and retire from acting. He does say that he will continue to act in Marvel movies and will act in movies he is also directing but nothing else. Uh huh. Well, that is a pretty big list right there of movies he is willing to act in. So, when he says he is retiring from acting he really doesn't mean it. All actors want to direct. Look at any television show that has been on the air longer than four years and I bet there are actors from the show listed in the credits as a director. The thing is directing is a lot of hard work and you don't get the attention you get like you do when you are in front of the camera.
Chris is just the latest in a line of actors to say they are going to retire. They don't mean it. They think they mean it and think they are moving on because they got a taste of directing. When he has trouble getting a studio to give him a nice fat paycheck for directing some indie and someone comes along with an offer to star in a movie for $10M he will probably say something like the part called to him and it was too good to pass up. I don't understand why everyone has to say they are retiring. I guess it is for the headlines, but it never comes true. All his announcement has done is give some other actor beneath him on a studio wish listget a shot and then Chris is going to wonder how come he went from Captain America to Captain Sawyer in some Lifetime television movie co-starring Tori Spelling in a few years.