Monday, July 26, 2010

'Thor' Star Chris Hemsworth Talks About His Title Role

SAN DIEGO — Actor Chris Hemsworth is relatively unknownto the greater public — but quite a few movie fans have knownHemsworth's name for a while, thanks to his being cast The God of Thunder is one of the most iconiccharacters in the Marvel Universe, and MTV News was curious to findout Hemsworth's path to the role.

"The very first audition I had was one of those things in amongstseveral other auditions you get," Hemsworth told MTV News at San DiegoComic-Con. "You know nothing about it, there's no script or anything— it's very secretive. You might quickly rip through a couple ofcomic books, but it's also based on instinct."

Hemsworth went on to say that he later met with director KennethBranagh, and that his brother (actor Liam Hemsworth, also known asMiley Cyrus' current squeeze) was up for the same role.

Was competing with his flesh and blood awkward?

"No, it's great," he laughed, making it clear that there is nobrotherly rivalry. "The majority of the time in this business, we'resort of pinching ourselves."

Hemsworth added that the family support goes both ways. "I'm excitedfor him and vice versa. Through that process, I was giving him adviceon what I thought Ken wanted — and then when I was in theretesting, he was doing the same."

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