CHRIS EVANS has revealed he based his interpretation of Captain America on a boy scout friend he grew up with.
The Fantastic Four star is playing Steve Rogers in comic book movie Captain America: The First Avenger, about a Second World War soldier who undergoes a secret military procedure to make him a superhero.
Chris told Wizard magazine: "The reason he's chosen for this experiment is because he has a pure heart. It's the morality, the nobility. He's a real redeeming character to play, it's exciting to think of playing him."
He explained: "I actually have a friend of mine who I'm modelling the character after. This guy is actually an Eagle Scout, he's one of those guys who stayed in the Boy Scouts all the way until he was 18.
"He's just a good human being. He does the right things, he's open, he's honest, he's sincere, he's selfless. It's something that I think everyone aspires to. A lot of time I play characters who don't have any redeeming quality."
Captain America: The First Avenger is released on July 22, 2011.source