In a recent interview with TheFIX,
Hollywood actor Chris Evans credited his gay brother, fellow actor
Scott Evans, for inspiring his activism.
Asked whether he's faced any backlash
for supporting his younger brother, Evans answered, “Well,
certainly not to my face.”
“No, not that I've found,” Evans
continued. “We’re obviously in tricky times right now, but
up until this election I’ve never felt any sort of a backlash or
friction as a result of the stance I’ve taken in my career in
support of him or any other human rights. So, I'd have to say no.
Hopefully it stays that way going forward.”
“Whether it’s growing up with
women, whether it’s growing up with different ethnic groups –
it’s important to experience anything different from what you know
to encourage and cultivate compassion and understanding,” Evans
added elsewhere in the interview. “Growing up in the theater helped
me, growing up in a progressive community helped me.”
Scott Evans is best known for his
portrayal of gay police officer Oliver Fish on the daytime soap opera
One Life to Live.