2020 has been a fascinating year to watch celebrities discover, in painfully obvious real time, how much their star power is worth in a world with nothing to actually star. Authentic, save lives charity efforts, to acts of almost literal communion, at the show that sucks the soul of Twitter sings a long time, famous culture has traveled the whole range of responses to the current crisis, all fueled – presumably – by a shared belief do Something, right?
As usual, Marvel star Chris Evans seems to take on this challenge better than most: Avengers star joined Instagram last night to accept comrade Chris Chris Pratt’s all-in-one challenge, an effort by a wide variety of actors, athletes and other celebrities to raise funds for organizations providing food to those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. ((Feed America, Meals on wheels, World Central Kitchen, and No Kid Hungry have all been named beneficiaries of the foundation’s efforts.) And while Evans himself was forced to admit that he could not match Pratt’s offer to eat a lucky donor from a dinosaur in a jurassic park film, he had an even more powerful force to invoke than digital lizards: The Power of Friendship. Extremely rich, famous and cinematic friendly relationship.
It is true, Avengers fans: Chris Evans is giving you the chance to win what we can only assume will be an extremely awkward online meeting place with himself and five of his closest filming friends: Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth and Jeremy Renner. (And no, this list doesn’t seem to be, uh, negotiable.) Of all those entering the charity contest, a winner will be chosen to have a 40-minute conversation with the Avengers themselves, half of which will apparently be a Q&A (“Are you all really friends? ” ” Yes. ” ” Really? ” ” Yes! “), With the other half devoted to board games like Scattergories. (What’s wrong, Captain America? Not spring for a copy of Jackbox?)
Either way, it’s both a) for a good cause, and b) a great way to look at all the things that happen to Jeremy Renner in the face when asked to find a good answer for “Things Found In The Ocean “which starts with the letter Z. So if you have a big Marvel fan in your life, maybe consider making a donation. (Although you too might want to wait and see what the Evans people challengerd will do; we can’t imagine that Billy Porter will not bring incredible warmth.)
[[[[via The Hollywood Reporter]