Chris Evans in the secret dance video ‘Avengers’ he made with Ant-Man – Variety

Chris Evans has a video on his phone of the first day he met Paul Rudd. It was on the set of the 2016 movie “Avengers: Civil War”. Evans was reprising his role as Captain America in the Marvel blockbuster; for Rudd, it was his introduction to the audience as Ant-Man (aka Scott Lang).

That day, while Rudd was trying to acclimatize to the set of a Marvel movie, Evans had an unusual request. Evans wanted Rudd to switch to a “Grease” song, as part of a “yearbook video” that the “Avengers” actors were doing for the cast.

Evans recalled what happened with Rudd in a video chat for VarietyActors in the theme Actors.

“There was a real kind of nervousness about Scott Lang, and I really played with that because that was part of what I was feeling anyway,” Rudd started telling Evans. “I looked around and thought, ‘Wow, there’s Chris Evans and there’s Sebastian Stan, and wow, and there’s the suits.’ Remember there was a little makeshift locker room? We are all changing things, and I saw the suits on the shelves. It felt like being in the locker room of a Super Bowl winning football team. “

Evans replied, “I don’t know if you remember this. That day, it was literally the day I met you, [Anthony] Mackie and me and Scarlett [Johansson] It occurred to us that we were going to film, this is very funny, a small video just for the Marvel gang, as a small culmination, as a video from the yearbook, with that song from ‘Grease’. ‘Let’s go together, like lama branch, ‘whatever that song is. We were going to go around, take little video clips of people dancing and cut everything together. The first day I thought, ‘Okay, well, I’m going to start collecting some of these images.’ I have the video.

“I thought, ‘Hi, nice to meet you. You don’t know me, but can I understand this? It was you, Mackie, I think [Jeremy] Renner, Sebastian and I just said, ‘Look, everyone, just dance for 30 seconds,’ and they did. You were a great sport. You were dancing voluntarily with little explanation from me, and then I never completed the video. I just abandoned it. But I got that video of our first meeting day of you guys dancing.

While Evans was scrolling on his phone, he came across the video. “Sorry, I found it,” he said. “It’s incredible. I can’t show it, it’s too embarrassing.”

For more than VarietyConversation with Evans and Rudd, read our full story here.