Following his appearnace at Comic-Con, Chris Hemsworth left fanboys â€” and girls â€” in awe of his muscular â€œThorâ€ physique.
As it turns out, the fans arenâ€™t the only ones who have taken a liking to this rising star â€” his co-star Natalie Portman is a big fan, too.
While promoting the film, Natalie, who plays Jane Foster, a nurse and the first love of Chrisâ€™ title character, spoke with AccessHollywood.comâ€™s Laura Saltman about the Aussie actor and the upcoming fame he is sure to gain from this landing this action-packed role.
â€œHeâ€™s so grounded, kind and just a nice, normal person,â€ she said. â€œI know heâ€™s going to be able to handle all of that with incredible grace. He already has.â€
Chrisâ€™ star status will change dramatically as he stars as â€œThor,â€ the hammer-wielding superhero fans have come to love from the Marvel comic book. For the role, he bulked up in muscle mass to fill out his characterâ€™s nice, big red cape. He even shows off a long blonde wig.
However, itâ€™s not just his strapping good looks that had his co-star in awe â€” Natalie also beamed over Chrisâ€™ demeanor, calling him a â€œdecentâ€ and â€œdeeply goodâ€ guy.
â€œI know that everything will change for him in terms of career and notoriety,â€ she added.
Chris is best known from his most prominent (although brief) role as Kirkâ€™s dad in 2009â€™s reboot of â€œStar Trek.â€ â€œThorâ€ marks his first starring role.
â€œThor,â€ which centers around the Norse warrior cast down to Earth to live among humans, hits theatres on May 6, 2011.