Flashback: Chris Hemsworth Muses Over Life Philosophy in First ET Interview

by Raphael Chestang 4:36 PM PST, January 07, 2015
Playing Flashback: Chris Hemsworth Muses Over Life Philosophy in First ET Interview

Blackhat star Chris Hemsworth has gone from unknown to one of Hollywood's biggest stars -- not to mention People's Sexiest Man Alive -- and ET's been there the whole way.

PHOTO: Chris Hemsworth's Sexiest Man Alive Cover

It's hard to believe that it's been four years since Hemsworth's breakout role as the Norse god of thunder in Thor. It was on the set of the Marvel action film where ET interviewed Hemsworth for the first time. ET's Nischelle Turner played back the interview for Hemsworth during a recent sitdown that made the action star blush.

"This has always been something I enjoy doing," Hemsworth said during his first ET interview. "For me life is about experience and being a good person."

Hemsworth pointed out that he was still in costume for our first interview with him.

"Look at that wig! It's, like, pulling my scalp off," Hemsworth said, reacting to the video. "That's enough. That's enough."

A lot has changed since that first interview. Today, Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky are parents to 2-year-old India Rose and 10-month-old twins Tristan and Sasha.

VIDEO: Chris Hemsworth's Back Story

With three kids and three movies coming out this year (crime drama Blackhat opens Jan. 16, adventure drama In the Heart of the Sea opens March 13 and Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1), Hemsworth's life is moving at a break-neck pace. So when does he sleep?

"The last month I slept a lot through Christmas break," Hemsworth told Turner. "I had a lot of time with my head on the pillow and amongst the kids. You find it somewhere, but I like that. I have more trouble sitting still I think and not doing anything, so the pace is good for me."

Hemsworth was named Sexiest Man Alive in People's Dec. 1, 2014 issue, which gave him a little leeway around the house during the holidays, even if it didn't last long.

"I got about 24 hours of bragging rights and then it was back to dishes and nappies," Hemsworth said.