Chris Hemsworth Interview – THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER
For over a decade, Chris Hemsworth has portrayed the character Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, first appearing in Thor (2011), and subsequently appearing in The Avengers (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019), and now in THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER (2022)
Chris Hemsworth on his North Star and the Qualities He Shares with Thor
Over the years of portraying the Asgardian superhero, Hemsworth and Thor have grown together as actor and character.
During the recent Global Press Conference for Marvel's THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER, actor Chris Hemsworth shared his North Star of working on Thor and the qualities in Thor that have most guided him.
“Especially since Taika [Waititi] got involved. He brought out the immature, young, adolescent quality that I embody. And so does Thor now, which he didn’t in the original films, which was exciting and new and fresh,” Chris Hemsworth said.
“And that’s, you know, always the sort of North Star is about having fun, you know. Embodying this space as a child would and enjoying all of it and being caught up in the wonder and the fascination of all of it. And not getting bogged down in the serious sort of nature that we can when making films, you know. Personally, with these kinds of films, it’s got to be fun, and that’s what we’ve done. That’s what I’ve related to. That’s what Taika’s kind of insisted upon, and it’s been fun.”
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About THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER
Marvel Studios’ THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER finds the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced–a search for self-discovery. But Thor’s retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi), and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who–to Thor’s surprise–inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late. Directed by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit) and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum.
Runtime: 120 mins.
Director: Taika Waititi
Producers: Kevin Feige, Brad Winderbaum
Executive Producers: Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brian Chapek, Todd Hallowell
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Christian Bale, Taika Waititi
THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER opens in U.S. theaters July 8, 2022.