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“Thor Has a Real Sense of Humor”

The excitement for the summer-movie season is definitely gaining momentum, what with all the trailers and TV spots that have started to premiere and photos leaking online. One of the first big movies to open this season will be the highly anticipated Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings and Stellan Skarsgård.

Earlier this week, MTV News was privy to an exclusive clip from the film, and a few days later, MTV was lucky enough to run into Hemsworth at CinemaCon to get a few details about the hype surrounding the project and one of the Aussie actor’s favorite sequences.

“I shot ‘Thor’ a year ago, was cast six months before that, so it’s been a long time of anticipation, but it’s all heating up and we’re very excited,” Hemsworth said of feeling the excitement building around the film.

Regarding a favorite scene or sequence, Hemsworth said he enjoyed his work on the Earth-bound set most.

“The stuff you see in the trailers with Natalie Portman, there’s a real sense of humor to it, which I don’t think we expected at the time,” he said. “Thor is a real fish-out-of-water, and I’d actually just come from shooting the stuff in the other realm or world that we were in, with Anthony Hopkins and big elaborate set pieces and costumes, and he’s fantastic and it was all wonderful, and then come to do the Earth stuff with Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings and Stellan Skarsgård, and Jane’s in a T-shirt,” he explained of feeling a bit shocked by the differences between the film’s two settings, joking that it was nice to not have to wear his elaborate costume for a while.

“It felt incredibly uncomfortable, but also there was some comic relief to all that,” Hemsworth said.

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