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Drunken GQ scribe swept off feet by ‘Captain America’ Chris Evans
Maybe Chris Evans, the handsome star of the upcoming “Captain America” movie, should book a motel room next time he’s interviewed by an impressionable young scribe from GQ. Evans is the cover story in the magazine’s latest issue, although the article is really about the drunken exploits of its author, Edith Zimmerman.
She’s single, about the same age as he is (30), and treated their interview in a Santa Monica pub as a date. Mind you, so did he, she claimed.
“Chris kept up frequent hand holding and lower-back touching, palm kissing and knee squeezing. He’s an attractive movie star, no complaints,” she wrote.
Both drank a lot, and discussed cutesy subjects like sunsets and Darfur. Even though Zimmerman is not a smoker, she shared his cigarette when he went outside for a fix. Evans, doubtless relieved that GQ didn’t send Larry King to interview him, invited her to a party. But first she planned to return to her hotel.
“I said I was going to call a cab, but Chris laughed and insisted on his driver taking me back to my hotel,” she wrote. “In the vast backseat, Chris was even more flirtatious than before, touching my arm and my knee.
“At this point, which was a … number of drinks in, it was easy to forget that it really was an interview, and I’d be lying if I said it didn’t cross my mind that something might happen (and that we’d go to the Oscars and get married and have babies forever until we died?). But there was always the question of how much of it was truly Chris Evans, and whom I should pretend to be in response.”
To cut a very long story short Zimmerman got really hammered that night, and ended up sleeping over at his house. She made a hasty walk of shame exit at 5:30 a.m. Alas, she must have blacked out because she had no memory of anything until he reminded her about a week later. He was a complete gentleman, it must be added.
Like many young women in the first throes of what they think is love, she is confused by his actions at yet another party. Maybe it’s just a game, but what if it isn’t?
“He’s still flirting, but if it’s manipulative, it isn’t insincere, and it’s almost come full circle, from feeling genuine to feeling calculated to feeling sort of familiar and comfortable — although it’s still a little weird to consider what’s been real and what hasn’t,” she wrote.
Both Zimmerman and the reader are rendered dizzy by this stage, and the feature mercifully ends on another cutesy, modern note. Edith and Chris became Facebook friends.