Chris Hemsworth has said that he looks up to his Thor co-star Sir Anthony Hopkins as a role model. Hemsworth, who plays the titular superhero in the upcoming comic book adaptation, told Men’s Health magazine that the 1991 ‘Best Actor’ Academy Award winner embodies everything that he strives to become.
“His whole approach to this business, his work ethic and attitude on set was inspiring,” the Australian actor said. “However many films down the track, he still has that [ethic] and he still is excited to be there and treats everyone as equals… He is an impressive person.”
On other actors he respects, the actor added: “I love Paul Giamatti, Johnny Depp, Al Pacino and Matt Damon, you know, I could go on and on.”
Hemsworth also revealed that he never had aspirations of pursuing acting as a career during his formative years.
“I always loved film, but never thought about it as a career choice,” he added. “I had a different idea of what I wanted to do professionally every week. You know, I was a lawyer one week, a doctor, a sportsman in some way, and then I found out I can pretend to do all those things in acting.”
The star professed earlier this week that landing the lead role in Thor was a “dream” come true. Thor opens on April 27 in the UK and will be released in the US on May 6. (Source)