- Chris Hemsworth weighed in on Chris Evans being named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.
- Hemsworth said that he, Robert Downey Jr., and Jeremy Renner teased Evans in their “Avengers” text chain.
- Hemsworth also agreed that Evans is “indeed a sexy man.”
Chris Hemsworth said that he and his Marvel costars poked fun at Chris Evans being named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive this year.
“We have an ‘Avengers’ text chain and it very quickly was like, ‘What are you doing with your hands back there?’” Hemsworth, known for playing Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), said during an appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday.
Evans was unveiled as the newest Sexiest Man Alive, following Marvel costar Paul Rudd’s reign, on November 7 during CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”
Hemsworth, who was given the title in 2014, said that following the latest announcement, Evans was subjected to teasing from himself, Robert Downey Jr., and Jeremy Renner.
The actors particularly jested about Evans posing with his hands behind his back for the magazine cover.
“Downey said he was being arrested, I said it was a beautiful mug shot, and then Jeremy Renner said a series of things which we won’t repeat,” Hemsworth told Kimmel.
“I would imagine you’re very proud of him, yeah?” Kimmel asked.
In response, Hemsworth said, “Absolutely. He’s indeed a sexy man, so well done. Thank the parents.”
Evans himself seemed to anticipate the jokes from his friends, telling People, “Really this will just be a point of bullying. It’s ripe for harassment.”