Backstage With Chris Evans & McKenna Grace For ‘Gifted’

The charming duo talk about math, animals and more!

BackstageOL’s Dave Morales sat down with Chris Evans and McKenna Grace in this backstage interview to talk about their roles in the upcoming drama Gifted, directed by Marc Webb.

In the interview, Evans illustrated to Morales what drew him to the role of Frank Adler. “Really Marc Webb, to be honest – I love 500 Days of Summer,” he explained. “I think he has a really good eye for this time of material. It’s a story that I really gravitated towards. I like family dramas, it’s certainly something I can relate to.”

The talented Grace, who plays a brilliant mathematics wizard in the film, added on what it was like to learn the math and how much she loves cats!


Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the 7-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.

Gifted hits theaters this Friday, April 7th. Check out the full interview with Evans and Grace below:

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