The cast of Marvel's highly anticipated superhero ensemble blockbuster The Avengers - including Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson - were in attendance at the movie's star-studded premiere in Hollywood. (Photos: 2012 WireImage)
Los Angeles - Chris Evans went home with "bumps and bruises" after filming Captain America: The Winter Soldier.The 32-year-old actor plays the titular superhero - also known as Steve Rogers - in the Marvel film and insists the injuries obtained on set have "lasting effects" as the stars age. Talking at the film's press conference at London's Dorchester Hotel yesterday, Evans explained: "There are always injuries. Whether you end up in a cast or not doing stunt work, it's physical stuff. Even when you block a punch, that punch lands somewhere. So you're always going home with bumps and bruises and we are all getting older so it has lasting effects." (Chris Evans in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Marvel)The hunk found scenes with Frank Grillo - who stars as military operative Brock Rumlow - particularly injurious, and reckons Anthony Mackie - who plays the Falcon - must have experienced this since they have a number of scenes together.Asked about memorable moments regarding injuries, he replied: "Any fight with fight with Frank Grillo [Brock Rumlow]. You got to know how to pull his punches. Mac [Anthony Mackie] you must know this."(Anthony Mackie as Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Marvel)Mackie chimed: "Nah, we were hitting each other for real."Evans added: "You hit for real. You don't block Frank Grillo's punch you're gonna get macked. He's a boxer, he doesn't know anything but 100%. "Mackie joked: "No, that's because he's a mean person."Scarlett Johansson - who reprises her role as Black Widow who she first portrayed in 2010's Iron Man 2 - agrees, claiming injuries are "part of the process". Johansson quipped: "Frank Grillo beat the shitt out of me. I'm forever wounded from these movies. I mean I had all injuries from Iron Man 2 days and I just keep re-injuring them ... that's part of the joy. No, it's part of the process."
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