Of all the bad quarantine haircuts, and there have been a few, Chris Evans’ very good rescue dog Dodger copped one of the very worst from his well-meaning human. On Thursday night, Evans dropped into the Tonight Show to explain himself to Jimmy Fallon.
“I had done it once before, right when quarantine began, I gave him just a little bit of a trim, with a little bit of timidity,” he explained. “And so I got a little confident, and put on a shorter attachment, and it exploded in my face, and I just kept trying to fix it, and eventually I just [had to] cut my losses.” (If you, like Fallon, are also keen to DIY some dog grooming, Evans says the key is to attempt it on a happy, tired-out dog, not one with the morning zoomies, and “go with the hair, not against it.”)
Evans also admitted he just “caved” and joined Instagram after years of focusing his social media efforts on Trump burns on Twitter, mainly because he had too many good photos of Dodger to keep to himself. Fallon asked if he’ll be busting out 2019’s coziest thirst trap: the iconic cream cable knit he wore in Knives Out, known to the internet simply as The Sweater. (Even Dodger has his own version now.)
The bad news? Evans thinks it’s played out.
“It’s a shame! I love cable knits but now if I wear one, I feel like people are like ‘Ughh,'” he said, rolling his eyes good-humoredly. “I don’t know if it works any more.”
I think we’ll be the judges of that, thanks very much. For more reasons than one, the fall of 2020 can’t come soon enough.