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What acting taught Chris Evans about dating

CHRIS Evans learned the "power of getting a good role" at a young age.

The 'Captain America: Civil War' star has revealed he was in sixth grade when he was dumped by a girl soon after he finished starring in a lead role in a school play but says it taught him a lot about love.

He told the October issue of W magazine: "In the 6th grade, I played the supporting lead in a play called 'Crazy Camp'.

"I ended up dating one of the more popular girls as a result. The second the play was over, she dumped me. So, at a young age, I learned the power of getting a good role."

Meanwhile, the 35-year-old actor previously claimed Hollywood is "radically different" for men.

He said: "You can't stick your head in the ground like that. Being a guy, it's a radically different landscape. I think there is a gender gap that is ubiquitous in Hollywood, and I think a lot of times it's hard to even identify.

"It's not even about the contracts [or pay]. If you look at that project there's probably about nine roles guy roles and one girl role. So even before you get to the point of money there's already an issue going on underneath."

Chris is best known for his role as Marvel superhero Captain America and admits taking on the job was the "best decision" of his life.

He shared: "When I first got the offer to be a part of this franchise, the thought of a multi-picture contract that could last eight years of my life was stressful and scary. But doing these movies was the best decision of my life.

"The directors, the Russo brothers, have a way of making it feel extremely relatable and real amid flashes of superhero fanfare."