Chris Evans on humanising The Gray Man’s villain: ‘Even though Lloyd Hansen is deplorable, he believes he’s right’

After playing the bad guy in the entertaining thriller Knives Out, Hollywood star Chris Evans once again plays the dark side in the Russo Brothers thriller thriller gray man. During a media interaction, Chris, who plays psychopath Lloyd Hansen in the film, revealed that while developing a backstory for Lloyd, he chose him to be a bad guy through and through, stating that he wanted him to have no compensation. Traits that most villains do. Some of them might be motivated by the way they or their loved ones were abused, or others might have some really dark skeletons in their wardrobe that they’re still wrestling with. But not Lloyd.

When asked why this type of narrative was “chosen” for his character, Chris told that this is how Lloyd was built; He believes that the way it works is the right way to be in this unforgiving world.

“It’s just silly, but they say in acting school you can never judge the character you’re playing. If you judge a character, you won’t find a way in. Even if they’re evil, part of the challenge and joy is finding a way in, to empathize and humanize them.” The people he plays. So while he’s unfortunate, he thinks what he’s doing is right, and it’s good. Lloyd thinks that living the way he lives is too difficult for others,” Chris told us.

Despite all his shadowy dealings with various agencies and assassins, Lloyd Hansen finds a way to make himself a real human being. “It is not easy to navigate the world with the level of his conviction, in this respect, Lloyd forgives himself and sees his humanity,” Chris concluded.

The Gray Man is Chris Evans’ fifth collaboration with the Russo brothers. The pair previously worked together on MCU blockbusters such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: The Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.

Also starring Dhanush, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas and Rege-Jean Page among others, The Gray Man releases in cinemas July 15 and on Netflix on July 22.

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