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Evans: I’m not retiring

Chris Evans clarifies reports.

The 32-year-old star was the subject of worrying reports he planned to leave acting behind after wrapping up his title role in the Captain America film franchise.

But appearing on US breakfast chat show Good Morning America on Monday, Chris said his words were misconstrued in an earlier interview.

"I said that I directed last year. I really responded to it. I really enjoyed it. I'd love to focus a little bit more on that," he said, clarifying: "By no means am I planning on retiring. It's kind of a silly statement. But I certainly am going to try to focus a bit more on directing at this point."

Chris spoke to Variety earlier this month about taking a step back from acting.

He reiterated his interest in directing and admitted he has little interest in being in front of the camera outside of the Captain America franchise.

"If I'm acting at all, it's going to be under Marvel contract, or I'm going to be directing. I can't see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I'm contractually obligated to do,” he said.

Chris will next appear in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, slated for US release April 4.

Speaking to MTV News at the recent Los Angeles premiere, the actor said he couldn’t be more proud of the film.

"For some reason, I don't know what Marvel's done, I don't know what code they've cracked... They always manage to make the movies good," he said.

"There's a real sense of comfort when you're working on these movies. They're demanding, and they're exhausting, but knowing that they're going to be good movies is incredibly rewarding, and encouraging. Movies shouldn't be this easy to make successful. Somehow Marvel just has a Midas touch."

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