Here’s the Cover Letter That Landed Chris Evans an Acting Internship in High School
Chris Evans, the dreamy actor known for his role as Captain America, was once a teenager looking to get his foot in the door before his big break.
He started like most high schoolers and recent college graduates. Evans wrote a cover letter to apply for internships at casting agencies. The “Captain America” star recently shared a photo of his cover letter written in the ‘90s.
Evan’s cover letter read:
“To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing this letter to introduce myself to you and to make myself available to your firm for possible internship work during the summer of 1998. My name is Christopher Evans and I am a high school junior with an intense passion for theater.
I have been very actively involved in theater for seven years and have chosen to spend the summer of 1998 taking acting classes on Saturdays at the Lee Strasburg Institute in New York City.
Since my weekdays will be open I was hoping to arrange an internship in the city allowing someone to take advantage of a hardworking individual like me, in exchange for a tremendous opportunity to be exposed to the business side of theatre. I have enclosed a resume for your review. I would greatly welcome any input you might have. I am currently planning on visiting New York City during the week of April 20th to April 26th. I could make myself available to you then or at any time you wish, should an interview be desired.
Thank you very much for your interest and for taking the time to look at this…”
His dad had come across the letter and shared it with his son. Evans recalled sending it to dozens of casting directors as a junior in high school. The actor revealed that he did end up with an internship that summer after sending in the cover letter along with a headshot and resume.
“And the resume/headshot I sent along with it is BEYOND humiliating.”
And the resume/headshot I sent along with it is BEYOND humiliating. Truly comical. Luckily it did somehow lead to an internship. #dumbluck