Chris Evans has been busy filming Apple TV+ limited series “Defending Jacob” around the Boston area this spring, but the Sudbury native still found time for some extracurricular activities this past weekend.
On Saturday, the “Avengers: Endgame” star stopped by his 20th high school reunion, mingling with former classmates from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School at Conrad’s Restaurant in Sudbury.
Donna Scott, one of the managers at Conrad’s who was tending bar during the event, said the actor never ordered a drink from her but seemed to be having a good time. Scott said that an organizer told her that Evans had “RSVPed last-minute.”
“Many people wanted to take pictures with him,” Scott said. “Everyone was pretty excited that he was there.”
Scott also said that a member of the Conrad’s waitstaff was able to snag a photo with the actor.
“I know one of my waiters heard that he was in there,” she said. “And he has two young boys, so he purposely made a point to come into the room to ask if he could take a photo with him.”
“Defending Jacob,” a limited series for Apple TV+, is based on a 2012 novel of the same name by local author William Landay. The book is set in Newton and concerns a lawyer named Andy Barber whose whole life changes when his 14-year-old son is accused of killing a classmate. Evans will play Barber, while Michelle Dockery (“Downton Abbey”) will play Barber’s wife, and Jaeden Martell (“It”) will appear as Jacob, the teen accused of murder.
The show is also seeking local extras to appear in a variety of roles on the show, looking for “people of all ethnicities, ages, genders, sizes and types to play reporters, lawyers, photographers, camera operators, law enforcement officers, middle school students, restaurant patrons and various other characters throughout the series,” according to a casting notice. More information can be found on Kendall Cooper Casting’s Facebook page.
While Evans’ fellow L-S alums did their best to keep details from the reunion private — one of the organizers declined to comment in an e-mail to Boston.com — photos from the evening began to spread on the Internet.
“Chris Evans attending his 20 year high school reunion and writing ‘Chris’ on his little name tag the same weekend Endgame becomes the 2nd highest grossing movie of all time feels like the Chris Evansiest thing to ever Chris Evans,” one Twitter user wrote.
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