Kenneth Branagh has revealed that he thinks Australian men make good action heroes. The Thor director, who cast Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth in the title role of the comic book movie, said that he thinks men from the country are more grounded and less concerned with how they are being perceived by women.
Branagh told The Daily Telegraph: “They are not perplexed in the same way as some European males are about what else they should be, should they be a bit more soft and fuzzy or a bit more intellectual or whatever else they imagine women might want them to be.
“Chris has that sense of knowing himself a bit more, being at ease with being a bloke, but that not being an aggressive thing. He has that easy camaraderie, but he’s also got all the other things a superhero has got to have – a great big gorgeous God body, a twinkle in his eye and Natalie Portman in his life.”
Hemsworth recently revealed that playing Thor is an “absolute dream”. He has also said that he found Sir Anthony Hopkins “inspiring” to work with.
Thor is out now in Australia. It is released on April 27 in the UK and the US. (Source)