The Shield, Chris Evans and a Secret Revealed

I was invited to California and received a travel and lodging expense paid trip, however all opinions are my own.

I’ve been keeping a secret for 10 long months about an experience I had last April. Clearly I like to write about all the exciting things I get the opportunity to participate in and keeping quiet has been no easy task. But, I finally get to spill the beans about this secret I’ve had to keep under lock and key.

captain america shield

Yes, that is the SHIELD, y’all! And that is me holding the SHIELD, cheesy grin and all.

I gave you a little hint back in October when I wrote about going on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier while it was being filmed, but there is still more to come!

RussellBobbitt property master for captain america

When we arrived at the studio we had the opportunity to talk with Property Master Russell Bobbitt, who actually designed the shield. He talked about how he had to make 50 different shields, out of different materials (hard rubber, soft rubber, fiberglass, metal) to accommodate all the different scenarios within the  movie.  The shield that I actually got to touch, hold and play with is the shield made from hard rubber which is “next to the best” according to Russell. And the reason I was given this one is because it is lighter than the heavy metal one.

behind the scenes footage of chris evans captain america the winter soldier

It was interesting hearing Russell talk about Captain America’s SHIELD.  There is more that goes into making the shield than one might imagine. Because different scenes throughout the movie require Chris to do certain things, it would be impractical to have him carry and use the heavy metal shield at all times. In actions scenes where he is battling with the shield, he is using one of the more lightweight shields so that he doesn’t wear out too quickly.

behind the scenes footage of chris evans captain america the winter soldier

Being able to hold Captain America’s shield is an experience that I’ll never forget. It was such a fun, once in a lifetime opportunity.  And my kids think I’m the coolest thing ever, so that is just an added bonus.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will arrive in theaters on April 4, 2014! You can like Captain America on Facebook and follow on Twitter to stay up to date.


About Crystal Reagan

Crystal is Owner & Editor of Simply Being Mommy. She is a work-at-home mom and enjoys being wife and mommy. She loves family, travel, chocolate and Diet Coke.

Comments

  1. 1

    How fun! I bet your kids really DO think you are so cool! I love that! :) Every mom’s dream to have their kids think they’re cool. :)

  2. 2

    One of the biggest benefits of blogging about pop culture and technology is that my sons think I’m so cool. Between the events I’ve been to, the people I’ve met and the gadgets I’ve reviewed, they are in awe.

  3. 3

    We had such a great time!! Love the pic!

  4. 4

    This is amazing! What a great time!!! The pictures look amazing!

  5. 5

    That was a great day!! You look fantastic in your picture!

  6. 6

    You must have been walking on clouds! Great post. Cannot wait to see the movie.

  7. 7

    These shield pictures are cracking me up. But is it bad I have no idea who Chris Evans is?

  8. 8

    That is so awesome – Love this movie

  9. 9

    Awesome! My kids would think the same!

  10. 10

    50 different shields?! That’s crazy. I’ll have a new appreciation for the props when I watch the movie. Fun pic!

  11. 11
    Betty Baez says:

    That is awesome!!!! Im soo jealous! My sons birthday is on the release date we’re already planning a capt. america birthday!

  12. 13

    That’s really interesting that it took 50 different shields to make the movie. You look so cute with it!

  13. 14

    That is pretty neat. You sported that shield well.

  14. 15

    Wow. I would seriously have a cheesy grin on my face too if I got to hold that. How cool!!

  15. 16

    That’s pretty awesome. I confess that I am a little jealous.

  16. 17

    Color me jealous! What an amazing experience! I can’t wait to see this movie.

  17. 18

    What a wonderful time! You look so cute in that photo!

  18. 19

    Okay, my husband would just FLIP if he got to be on the set and touch the shield! :)

  19. 20

    Wasn’t that just the greatest of surprises! Your picture turned out amazing.

  20. 21

    You look great! He is so cute too!

  21. 22

    Oh, how cool! I’m sure my son will love this movie!!!

  22. 23

    How awesome! And, I have to admit that I’m a little jealous.

  23. 24

    That is so neat that you got to hold THE shield!!!! What a fun experience that had to be!!!!! You Rock!!

  24. 25

    Very interested you would never think about all the small details that really make up a movie like that.

  25. 26

    That is so cool! I never really thought about how hard it would be to fight with a heavy shield, it totally makes sense that they’d have several kinds.

  26. 27

    What a cool experience! I had no idea there would be that many of the same type of prop.

  27. 28

    That is totally awesome! Can’t wait to see this movie!

  28. 29

    What an amazing experience! How cool it must have been to be there and holding the actual shield.

  29. 30

    I cant wait to lean over during the movie and share this information with my son. The movie comes out right before his Birthday . It will be the perfect Mother son movie

  30. 31

    I am super jealous of you. I would have killed for the opportunity!

  31. 32

    Cute picture!

  32. 33

    I have a little boy who would be SO jealous of this!

  33. 35

    He is really handsome! :)

  34. 36

    That is so awesome! Such an amazing experience!

  35. 37

    I would have that cheesy grin too, how fun and what a wonderful experience!!

  36. 38

    How cool! What a great opportunity! My boys would of thought I was the coolest mom ever!

  37. 39

    That had to be a ton of fun for you! Very cool experience!

  38. 40

    How fun! And that is such a cute picture of you.

  39. 41

    What a fun unique experience! Your shield photo is great and helloooooo Captain America.

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