'Thor' Star Chris Hemsworth on his 'Mighty' Film Debut
"ET" Correspondent Samantha Harris caught up with the stars of 'Thor' just days before its highly-anticipated release, and the cast (minus a too pregnant Natalie Portman) was over the moon with excitement
for the film's imminent release.
Hunky newcomer Chris Hemsworth plays The Mighty Thor, and he admits that his sudden superhero status is a bit of a strange turn of events for his family to get used to. During a recent screening, Hemsworth brought his entire family, and although they had "a great time at the film" they found it "pretty funny for them to see me in a cape."
When asked if his wife (Spanish actress Elsa Pataky) enjoyed his super-buff 'Thor' figure, he responded that indeed she did- although the demanding high protein regimen ("bucket loads of chicken breast and brown rice") leaves little choice in the way of date-friendly venues for romantic nights out.
Actor Tom Hiddleston auditioned for the role awarded to Hemsworth, but director Kenneth Branagh decided he was more suitable for the role of Loki, Thor's half-brother.
Sir Anthony Hopkins plays Odin, and with a penchant for playing complicated human roles such as former President John Quincy Adams, Richard Nixon, and Dr. Hannibal Lecter, Samantha asked the legend what inspired him to take on the role of a mythical creature, to which he replied that it was "about time" to play God of the Universe.
Watch the video to hear more from the film's stars. 'Thor' is set to conquer theatres on May 6, 2011.