Chris Hemsworth Fails at 'Dirty Dancing' Lift in New 'SNL' Promos

by Jackie Willis 2:59 AM PST, March 04, 2015
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Turns out, not every Hollywood heartthrob is good at the Dirty Dancing lift -- as was proven by Chris Hemsworth in his Saturday Night Live promos.

Taking a cue from Patrick Swayze in the 1987 classic (and later Ryan Gosling in Crazy, Stupid, Love), SNL star Kate McKinnon convinces People's Sexiest Man Alive to attempt "the lift." Despite being a contestant on season 5 of Dancing with the Stars Australia, Hemsworth couldn't pull off the move.

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Will Liam also show up to assist his big brother?

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