Hunky new star Chris Hemsworth has revealed that working alongside A-listers like Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins on the new blockbuster movie Thor was ‘ridiculous.’ The Australian actor plays the title superhero role in the new Hollywood comic book adaptation.
But said he found it surreal being surrounded by some of Hollywood’s biggest players given his humble beginnings in an Aussie soap opera. He told GQ magazine:
“It was ridiculous. Going from kissing Natalie Portman to working with Anthony Hopkins – the whole experience was like: ‘What the f*** am I doing here?’ But in a good way. It literally seemed like last week I was still working on Home and Away.”
Chris Hemsworth insists he and his brother Liam are not in competition. The 27-year-old actor beat his sibling to the title role in forthcoming blockbuster epic Thor, but the elder star insists there is no serious rivalry in his family when it comes to their careers.
He said: “We have a healthy rivalry as brothers do with certain things, but probably more about the little stupid things than this kind of stuff. We are both very aware of how difficult the business is and if one of us gets a job we are just happy for them and we are there for each other. We support each other.”
Chris has been acting longer than his brother – who is rumoured to have rekindled his romance with The Last Song co-star Miley Cyrus – but he is proud of the talent Liam has shown.
He said: “I’ve been doing it for 10 years and he’s been doing it for about three. But he’s doing great, he’s got a whole lot of talent.”
Despite the huge excitement for The Avengers, many fans have been left wondering just how exactly Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios will share the spotlight equally for each team member. While talking about his excitement for the movie, Chris Hemsworth was quick to point out that each character and actor will recieve the attention they deserve. (Source)
IGN movies recently interviewed Chris Hemsworth about Thor, during which time they also got him to chat about two of his long-delayed releases at MGM, Red Dawn and The Cabin in the Woods. Here’s what he had to say about them:
You’re also in the remake of Red Dawn, which MGM has had on the shelf for awhile now. They’re going back and changing the villains from the Chinese to the North Koreans. Has that required you to go back and record any new dialogue for it?
No, not really. It was always pretty vague even when we were shooting. They kind of never mentioned who it was anyway. It wasn’t heavily suggested, so I think it was an easy technical fix for them whether they do it with a little CGI or the occasional voice-over line. But the Russians were in there, maybe the Chinese and they mention someone else, so it just wasn’t really the focus. It wasn’t really a political take on anything. It could’ve been the Australians for all we cared. I guess MGM have their reasons for doing it, but we as the actors were never really involved with it.
Your Avengers director, Joss Whedon, also wrote The Cabin the Woods, another MGM film. Have you guys heard anything about when that might finally come out?
Yeah, we’re hearing that’s possibly later in the year, but those films have been tied up at MGM as you say for awhile now. I’m hearing great things about both of them. I’ll look a few years older by the time they come out.
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.
The MTV website had a short interview with actor Chris Hemsworth, who plays the title character in next month’s Thor and reprises the role for next year’s blockbuster, The Avengers. In this excerpt from the website, Hemsworth says that, despite it being a team movie, you can expect to see Thor and his teammates each get their own moments of glory:
As part of an all-star cast, it’s easy to imagine certain Avengers clocking more screen time than others. According to Hemsworth, however, each of the team’s heroes will get ample time to shine.
“Everyone really does get a go and I think Joss has done an incredible job of throwing it together and making sure that happens,” said Hemsworth.
Americans get to first see Thor on May 6, but lucky Australians only have to wait till April 21 for the premiere. Maybe that’s why actor Chris Hemsworth spoke with GQ Australia to discuss the Norse-inspired movie.
ComicBookMovie reported on some of Hemsworth’s answers.
“I did Comic-Con and there were 7000 people,” he divulged. “I got a real sense of the fan base that Thor has and the buzz around it. You’re plugging away, you’re auditioning and your fingers are crossed. Then you get the part, sign the contract and start to realise millions of people follow this guy and know more about your character than you do.”
Hemsworth had to learn about “Thor” fast, but he had help getting in character from the great sets.
“We were lucky in that they had actually built most of the sets,” he said. “It’s easier having this big fantasy world around you than if there was just a green screen. It was like being a kid playing dress-ups. You do feel like you are this guy — especially with the costume. The first day I put it on, [Anthony] Hopkins looked at me and looked at both of us, and said, ‘No acting required here.’”
Well aware of how big the “Thor” universe is, the actor said, “It’s existed for 50 years or something and all of a sudden it’s like, ‘Oh [frick], there’s a lot of people waiting here to say that’s right, or that’s wrong.’” And that’s not even counting how old the original stories about Thor are.
While talking up Thor with MTV News, Chris Hemsworth made an admission that will make your imagination explode. To help his brother Liam audition for the role of Gale in The Hunger Games, he ran lines with him … reading the part of the heroine, Katniss Everdeen.
Obviously, Chris was an asset since Liam got the part. Perhaps director Gary Ross wants to rethink hiring Jennifer Lawrence for the part when there’s another good-looking blonde who knows the lines? (Source)
People might not be familiar with the name Chris Hemsworth today, but everyone will know him well when his new movie, Thor, in which he stars in the title role as the beloved Marvel comic superhero, opens in theatres on May 6th.
There must be a lot of pressure starring in a superhero movie which is so adored by its fans. Fox spoke to Hemsworth and asked him if he is nervous about Thor. Unfortunately, the video was not embeddable, but take a look at the interview here at, www.fox.com
JustJared.com posted a snippet from Flaunt magazine featuring Chris Hemsworth wearing a wet white shirt in the latest spread. Here’s what the 27-year-old Aussie actor had to share:
On his upcoming action flick Thor: “My hope is that [the movie] is an intelligent blockbuster. The ones that work are … One thing I took from it is how much life was influenced by fate and how that motivated Thor’s fearlessness as a warrior.”
Co-star Natalie Portman on Chris: “I think the craziest day was when we flew together and they harnessed us attached to each other and we were up a 100 feet in the air with no safety mat. It was nice to have someone up there with me who was so lovely and calming.”
On moving to California from Australia: “I live in Santa Monica where there’s more space, and I surf a lot, train a lot, read books, and try to have a life outside the business. From time to time I miss being [in Australia].”
– Home > Magazines > 2011 04 – Flaunt Magazine
Unlike some actors, Chris Hemsworth has been frustratingly good at not revealing any “scoops” or spoilers about his upcoming title role in Marvel’s adaptation of Thor. As evidence, earlier this month, Hemsworth described his impression of the movie to MTV after watching a recent screening.
While Hemsworth has been good about not spoiling the movie, he has revealed that he tried to steal Thor’s hammer from the set and that the movie version will stay “true” to the comics, as well as describing the influence boxer Mike Tyson had on his performance.
Hemsworth’s ability to speak spoiler-free was put to the test while attending the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). Hemsworth told IGN that he was “very happy” with the finished movie.
“I have [seen Thor], yeah. It’s fantastic. Being that close to something, it’s often pretty hard to watch yourself, but the film in so many ways is so impressive that I was swept along with it like an audience member, and that’s a pretty good sign.
“The film is so well put together. It’s a blend of fantasy and sci-fi… I was swept along like an audience member and able to enjoy it like an audience member. Very happy with finished film.”
“Thor” hits theatres May 6th.
In this exclusive interview conducted by Comic Book Movie editor Ed Gross, actor Chris Hemsworth discusses growing excitement for Thor as well as his initial nervousness regarding the project. (Source)