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Chris Evans really likes Boston

Actor Chris Evans listened to a reporter’s question during a July 29 news conference in Seoul, South Korea.

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Actor Chris Evans listened to a reporter’s question during a July 29 news conference in Seoul, South Korea.

Chris Evans has traveled all over the world making and promoting movies, but the actor still insists there’s no place like home. The Sudbury-bred star of “Captain America” talked up his hometown during a Spreecast Web chat with fans this week. Asked how he keeps his ego in check in Tinseltown, the 32-year-old actor says he tries to escape as often as he can. “Going back to Massachusetts [works] for me. It’s a very clichéd answer, but it’s true,” said Evans, who credits his parents for giving him a “boiler-plate upbringing.” “You’re surrounded by friends and family, people who don’t care what you do for a living and don’t care if you’re successful in this industry or not. . . . And all of a sudden the things that matter just kind of come back to life.” Asked to name his favorite place on earth — in the whole world — the actor who’s dating Minka Kelly again gave props to the Bay State. “That’s easy,” said Evans. “Massachusetts, really . . . everywhere in Eastern Mass. It’s where I feel the most present.”

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