It’s hard to imagine anyone but Chris Hemsworth in the role of Thor. But he wasn’t originally in the front-running for the God of Thunder. However, his younger brother, Liam Hemsworth, was.
Chris, 38, previously revealed that his initial audition for the role was disappointing. But he was given another opportunity as film chiefs felt Liam was too young to play Thor.
“I think my audition sucked. I think that was the response I got.” Hemsworth states.
Liam, though, was initially much more impressive to the studio, and he was among the final five actors in the running for the part.
Chris continues walking through the narrative of how things played out, “They were like, ‘Look, he’s great, but he’s a bit young.’ My manager then said, ‘Well, he does have an older brother,’ which was me. I came back in, re-auditioned a few times, and just had a different attitude. Maybe I had a little more sort of
motivation that my little brother got a look in and I hadn’t.”
“I also had done a couple of films in between those two auditions, so I had a bit more experience and confidence in what I was going to do.” Chris continues.
Could Liam Hemsworth Appear as a Thor Variant in the Multiverse?
Chris’s older brother Luke plays an actor version of Thor in the new movie, Thor: Love and Thunder. And the star teased the possibility of Liam appearing as a multiverse alternative of the superhero.
“He was one of the first people who got right down to the wire on getting the part so, I don’t know, I could cross paths with him. That will be fun.” Chris reveals to MensXP. “In this film, (the multiverse) is not something we explore. But who knows if there is more in the future as you say it has opened up multitudes of options we can head in or be taken in.”
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