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.