The Perfect Score

Just days after upping his charm offensive by revealing his love of Disney cartoons and musical theater, Chris Evans is back at it again with the white vans. This time around he took to Twitter to share an adorably earnest letter he wrote to casting directors back when he was a junior in high school:

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The letter features all sorts of sincere platitudes from Evans—who introduces himself as Christopher rather than Chris. He explains he has an “intense passion for theatre” and will be spending “the summer of 1998” studying at the Lee Strasburg Institute in New York City on Saturdays. Since his weekdays will be free, industrious Evans writes, “I was hoping to arrange an internship in the city allowing someone to take advantage of a hardworking individual like me, in exchange for a tremendous opportunity to be exposed to the business side of theatre.” He also includes his resumé and welcomes “any input” these casting agencies might have before wrapping things up with “respectfully yours” as a sign off.

All in all, it’s a charming—if slightly intense—cover letter for a 16-year-old and one that practically feels like it could’ve come from Steve Rogers himself, if he had gone into casting rather superhero-ing. It’s also a wonderful companion piece to the recent Rolling Stone profile that delved into how thoughtful and anxious Evans has been ever since childhood. In the article, his mom reveals: “Before he made Avengers, Chris was absolutely terrified of [Robert] Downey. He said, ‘Mom, I’m so nervous. I don’t want to screw up.’” She also remembers reminding a young Evans to take his Game Boy on road trips only for him to respond, “No, Mom, I’m just going to look out the window and think.” About future theater dreams and cover letters, apparently.

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