Chris Evans Jokes About Having a Hand in Jimmy Fallon’s Acting Debut in 'Spin City' | “Did I Give You Your First Job?”
We know that Chris Evans rose to international superstardom with his role as Captain America in Marvel films. But little did we know that he might be responsible for Jimmy Fallon’s acting debut as well. Well, that’s what Evans’ recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon suggested. On the most recent episode of the popular talk show, the Fantastic Four actor appeared to promote and talk about his latest Apple TV+ movie titled, Ghosted. The actor and the host talked about a range of topics and then they touched upon a particularly significant incident in Fallon's life.
Fallon started thanking the former Marvel actor all of a sudden for his own acting debut in Spin City back in 1998. Evans also revealed that he interned in the same casting office around the same time. "Did I give you your first job?" Evans added. "I feel like I owe my whole career to you. I remember I was nervous. I went in. I read for this role as a photographer number one or something. And I walked in and I didn't do anything that special so I'm like, 'I'm not gonna get this,'" Fallon replied to the actor.
"You did it," he added gesturing to Evans. Then the Captain America actor went ahead to elaborate on how he ended up working in the casting office for Spin City. "It was the summer of my junior, going into senior year. I knew I wanted to act, so I moved to the city. I got a job interning at a casting office just to meet agents," Evans recalled.
"This guy's got something," Evans joked about the thought he had when he saw Fallon's headshot in the pile of audition candidates. Evans also added that he sat in on auditions by Jesse Eisenberg and Jim Gaffigan during his days as an intern. Evans also tweeted a throwback post in 2016, sharing the letter he sent to casting directors to apply for the internship. In the follow-up tweet, he added: "And the resume/headshot I sent along with it is beyond humiliating. Truly comical. Luckily it did somehow lead to an internship. #dumbluck"
Looks like all the letters Evan ended up sending to casting directors actually worked their magic because he is now an eternal part of one of the biggest movie franchises and has become a successful A-list actor. Fallon has progressed in his own career steadily as he took the hosting route rather than the acting one. Fallon has been entertaining the masses with his talk show since 2014.
According to the official synopsis on Apple TV+, Evans' upcoming film Ghosted opposite Ana De Armas is about a simple guy played by Evans who falls for an enigmatic woman named Sadie but then makes the shocking discovery that she’s a secret agent. The film releases on the streaming platform on 21 April 2023. We hope both Evans and Fallon can collaborate on acting projects in the near future because we can't wait to watch them together.