“He’s really vulnerable, and he’s really straightforward. He has beautiful, big, strong emotions, and he’s really sure of them. His heart is probably golden-colored, if you could paint it.” think I’m beautiful, but if you’ve had a certain lifestyle and I’m a very, very different type of person — I don’t want to be an experiment.” Evans never made her feel that way, but it was hard to get past how so many people seemed to feel some ownership of him and view her as an interloper. But yes, he’s so hot.’ ” Every time Slate mentions Evans, it keeps coming back to the same thing: As much as they loved being with one another, she says, “we’re really, really different,” with different social circles and different lifestyles.
“If you are a woman who really cares about her freedom, her rights, her sense of being an individual, it is confusing to go out with one of the most objectified people in the entire world,” she says. Slate comes from a DIY comedy scene, and most of her friends are fellow comics and gay guys. “For him to go to a restaurant is totally different than for me to go.
I’m mostly a cartoon.” She kept waiting for everything to feel normal, but it never did. To be alone.” That meant day-to-day they mostly stayed home, “which was really nice,” she says.
But it was also one of the most anxious years of her life.
It’s the fucking best thing.” The instinct other young actresses have to keep every interesting thing about themselves under wraps — or the toughness that female comics often give off — wouldn’t be very useful in Slate’s case. It got her in the room with director Marc Webb and Fox Searchlight.
Her brand, if you can call it that, is built on vulnerability, whether she’s revealing her innermost insecurities through an animated shell or telling Seth Meyers on TV that she was so stoned in college she accidentally signed up for an astronomy class thinking she’d learn about astrology. She liked the script, but more than that, “I was just like, ‘I want viability as an American film actress.
Now she and Reggie don’t have to run their decorating decisions by anyone. I just love them for what they represent, which is that all my choices are for me.” She turns around. It’s fucking perfect for me.” I have been in her presence for about two minutes.
The star and her bichon frise, Reggie, just moved into this sunny one-bedroom in February, and every time she looks at those pillows, she gets so excited because she remembers how she’d bought them while still married to editor-director Dean Fleischer-Camp, her husband for three years, but had to stow them away because she realized it felt like they were living in a box of tampons.
But, she says, “When Chris and I started dating, my husband and I had only been separated for a couple of months.” The divorce actually went through while she was at the Sundance Film Festival, after she and Evans broke up.Current favorites include a children’s book with Barbara Cooney illustrations that she bought on Etsy and loves so much she put it on display so she could see it when she wakes up. She’d fought hard for her part in as a teacher who falls for Evans’s character, a working-class guy trying to give his prodigy niece (Mckenna Grace) a normal childhood.“It’s about an old woman who doesn’t love how she’s alone, and then learns to make herself not alone through art, and draws people into her life through art. Slate’s part is not huge, but it’s a big studio picture.“Even though we had an amicable divorce, I think that’s still something that you need to mourn.When you get separated from somebody that you actually care about, it is the destruction of a belief system.Not to mention that she and Evans met while playing love interests in a movie that is now coming out and that she needs to promote. I want to find my own seat at the main dinner table, because I want to do this forever, and I want to show that it doesn’t always have to be a bikini model opposite Captain America.’ ” Evans and Slate met at her chemistry read — the audition in which it’s determined whether two romantic leads play well together — and they instantly got along.