Chris Evans has been relying on fellow film superhero Chris Hemsworth for support in conquering his "raging insecurity" since becoming an action star as Captain America.
Evans' blockbuster Captain America: The First Avenger - his first outing as the Marvel icon - is currently at the top of the U.S. box office chart.
He admits he is struggling with the attention the role has afforded him, and feels a special kinship with his The Avengers co-star Hemsworth, who shot to fame when his movie Thor debuted at number one in May (11).
Evans tells Us Weekly, "It's tough to feel (like a sex symbol) standing next to... Chris Hemsworth. But I'm fine with it. I don't consider myself that way. Many actors are saddled with raging insecurity and I am no exception. I'm drowning in it.
"Hemsworth and I are definitely in uncharted waters, but it's great that we have one another."
The 30 year old admits he was in awe of Hemsworth after seeing him transform into the hammer-wielding god Thor on the set of The Avengers.
He adds, "Hemsworth - have you seen him? He's huge! He puts the cape on and the wig and it's like, 'Jeez!' The guy's the f**king god of Thunder."