Chris Hemsworth – Thor
Thanks to the work of Chris Hemsworth, we can all relate to the Norse God Thor. He calls himself the luckiest big kid of all. As a kid, Hemsworth pretended to be a superhero with his classmates. Now, as a slightly bigger kid, he gets to act like a hero on camera. That energy passes to the audience.
Hemsworth even jokes that he found it harder to play Thor without the cape and hammer. Must have been a security blanket, although you can’t tell onscreen. No matter what action he finds himself, Hemsworth plays the character with imagination, wonder, and a sense of poetic intuition.
Which makes sense – Chris enjoys a little [lastfm link_type="similar_artist_radio"]Van Morrison[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="similar_artist_radio"]David Grey[/lastfm] to pass the time. I asked him if Thor would ever listen to [lastfm link_type="similar_artist_radio"]AC/DC[/lastfm], to which he laughed and played a few air guitar riffs.
Sitting there, laughing alongside the man who played Thor reminded me just how fun the movie really was. It’s obvious the cast and crew had fun while making the film. You can see it in every frame. This movie deserves to be put on the top shelf with other superhero movie staples. First Spiderman, then Batman Begins, then Iron Man, and now Thor.
And we can’t wait to see them all back in The Avengers.