Chris Hemsworth Talks Realistic 'Thor 2' and Rivalry With Brother Liam
In between his busy schedule of filming "Thor: The Dark World", Chris Hemsworth took some time to discuss what to expect from the second God of Thunder movie. Speaking to Hong Kong's Prestige, the Australian hunk dished on how new director Alan Taylor affected the tone of the sequel.
Chris admitted that he couldn't be happier to work with the "Game of Thrones" helmer for "Thor 2". He gushed, "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."
Thanks to Alan, Chris said that the "Thor" sequel would be more realistic than the first film. "It's grounded in reality, no matter how mythical or science-fiction-like it becomes," he explained. "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."
During the chat, the husband of Elsa Pataky weighed in on his rivalry with brother Liam Hemsworth, who apparently also auditioned for the part of Thor. "It was never at the same time and, to be honest, we've auditioned for a lot of different things and a lot of the same parts over the years," he recalled.
"That [time] was strange because it came right down to the wire. I was no longer involved in the audition process - I was set aside. It was Liam or a couple of other guys who were going to get it, so I was helping him run through the stuff. Then I got a call, and suddenly I was back in it and Liam was helping me! So it was a bit of a team effort."
Chris admitted that he and Liam as well as brother Luke Hemsworth never had any tough competition as fellow actors. "No, we have a healthily competitive relationship in everything - as brothers do," he claimed.
"Whereas with [acting], all three of us are so aware of the instability of it all and how much is up to chance," he continued. "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."
Chris will reprise his role as Thor in the sequel which is projected to arrive in the U.S. cinemas on November 8, 2013. He will be joined by Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard, Zachary Levi, Ray Stevenson, Jaimie Alexander and Christopher Eccleston.
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