Chris Hemsworth's career continues to the Thor stratosphere, and he talks more about where Alan Taylor is taking him in Thor: The Dark World along with working with Ron Howard on Rush. Check out his sharp new images below.
Chris Hemsworth's take as 'Thor' changed his life forever, and now his career is shining so bright, he's been able to salvage Joss Whedon's Cabin In the Woods and the remake of Red Dawn from Hollywood Shelf Hell. He's lined up for film after film and not long after finishing shooting Ron Howard's biopic on the rivalry between racecar drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt, he was on set for Thor 2 The Dark World.
Naturally, every publication clamors to cover him, but Prestige Hong Kong got him working a hot photo spread looking very dapper and un-Thor like. They'd already gotten brother Liam Hemsworth earlier this year, so now bigger brother Chris makes a big impression on them. He's got plenty of praise for Game Of Thrones Alan Taylor who took over the sequel after helmer Kenneth Branaugh chose not to continue.
“Yeah, I love the way he adds an incredibly organic element to the fantastical world of Thrones, and I think that’s what Thor could benefit from. It’s grounded in reality, no matter how mythical or science-fiction-like it becomes. There’s a truth to it all. Certainly, working with him now, you can see he doesn’t want Thor or the Asgardians to seem like some distant race or god-like. He still wants them to be relatable.”
For all you London dwellers, Hemsworth will be shooting in Butler's Wharf so be ready to see some mighty Thor swinging the big Hammer.
When Hemsworth was asked about his experience on Ron Howard’s Formula One racing drama ’Rush,’ and in particular what he thinks about the character he plays, James Hunt he had this to say: “I fell in love with the character the more I researched him and his world. There was the negative side to his playboy lifestyle, which I think people admired from an entertainment point of view. I suspect there were also a lot of people who didn’t agree with his lifestyle. What I liked about him was the childlike quality in him. He was someone who loved to experience life and did everything to the fullest. I admire his commitment and passion for things. On the track, nothing was left on the sidelines. Also, [I admire] his attitude of not wanting to conform to what the brands and the Formula 1 industry said he should act or dress or speak like. He wanted to be himself, and not fall into the box or be restricted by the industry. Whereas now, [Formula 1] has become very clinical. Ron kept saying, “The ’70s were when the driving was dangerous and the sex was clean, but now it’s the other way around.” That was a joke on set. We watched a lot of B-roll footage of [Hunt] in interviews and he’s just one of those people that owned his environment. He was incredibly charismatic and obviously fun to be around. I really enjoyed playing that part, and finding out about him was fascinating.”
Hemsworth had plenty to say about brother Liam.
“We have a healthily competitive relationship in everything – as brothers do. Whereas with [acting], all three of us are so aware of the instability of it all and how much is up to chance. It’s far more of a supportive relationship [we have in acting] than backyard football, or surfing, or whatever else we do in our free time. I’ve always had a love of film and storytelling in general, but I never thought seriously about acting until my older brother [Luke] did it. So, probably not. He definitely kicked it off, and was the catalyst to my interest in professional acting.”
As many new dads know, Hemsworth explained that this is how he relaxes now with downtime. “At the moment, hang out with my little baby. It’s fascinating watching her; every day there’s something different. Now she’s becoming more and more aware of the world and that’s incredible. Also I surf, train and see movies: regular stuff. My wife and I are pretty outdoorsy and adventurous; we like to keep moving.”
To read the entire interview, check it out here.
[callout title=Thor Dark World Movie Synopsis]Exploring Thor's relationship with the Asgardian all-father Odin, as well earthbound companion Jane Foster, “Thor: The Dark World” follows the God of Thunder to The Nine Realms beyond Asgard and earth. And as his evil half-brother, Loki, returns for Asgardian justice, a new threat rises. Also rejoining Thor are his fellow Asgardians, Lady Sif, gatekeeper Heimdall and Warriors Three, as they encounter mythical Norse creatures among evildoers.
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Stellan Skarsgard, Ray Stevenson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Rene Russo, with Alice Krige, Kat Dennings
Directed By: Alan Taylor