Thor Roundtables: Chris Hemsworth on Thor

CBM's Brent Sprecher interviews the cast of Thor! In this segment, Chris Hemsworth discusses the fun of playing Thor, drawing inspiration from Buddha's journey, and how he "forgot" to take Mjolnir home!

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By Brent Sprecher - 7/29/2010



Australian actor Chris Hemsworth seems comfortable in the role of the Norse God of Thunder in Thor, Marvel's next big comic book adaptation, saying that he had a lot of fun in the role despite the pressures upon him. In this semi-exclusive roundtable interview from the San Diego Comic-Con, Hemworth discusses how he almost lost the role to his younger brother, Liam, how he drew inspiration from Buddha's journey as chronicled in Herman Hesse's Siddhartha, how he is going to "sort out" who's tougher, him or Chris Evans after the interview, and how he "forgot" to take Mjolnir home with him after the shoot!





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bsprecher - 7/29/2010, 5:50 PM
Hey, guys and gals! Stay tuned for my upcoming feature, where I will discuss partying with Chris Hemsworth at the EW/SyFy party!
bsprecher - 7/29/2010, 6:10 PM
@Erickz:
A) All of the other video you've seen on CBM was posted by people who copied & embedded from other sites, whereas I shot the video & asked the questions.
B) Go ahead & try to find another video where he talks about getting inspiration from Buddha.
C) Go to Hel (as in Hela's domain).
valeriesghost - 7/29/2010, 6:15 PM
@Brent you gotta be loving your job right about now
bsprecher - 7/29/2010, 6:19 PM
@valeriesghost: To quote my favorite fake Eastern European: "Is nice!"
RorMachine - 7/29/2010, 6:37 PM
Thats awesome stuff Brent, he seems like a sound dude. Look forward to that drinking story!
HULK2099 - 7/29/2010, 6:37 PM
lol @Anil ^ hes a perfect Thor
bsprecher - 7/29/2010, 6:55 PM
@brazilianbatman: No doubt. My dad gave me that book when I was a young journeyman and I've read it several times since. Great stuff!

@Ror: Cheers, mate! No doubt!
Gmoney84 - 7/29/2010, 7:07 PM
@Brent...rockin' video dude! Great questions.
Akercocke - 7/29/2010, 7:30 PM
I love this guy, now I know why Kenneth chose him. He's gonna be a great Thor.
peterparker420 - 7/29/2010, 8:25 PM
*SHAKES FIST IN JEALOUSY!!* LOL

NICE ONE MAN!

You should of asked..

"How was is making out with Natalie Portman!, Was it
more than one take?"

"Is Beta Ray Bill in this movie?"

Anil Rickly had dreamy eyes!! LOL!
Ranger14 - 7/29/2010, 8:51 PM
Nice job, Brent!

Yep, haven't heard another interview where he has discussed Sidhartha. Pretty cool he talks about that. ;-)
Upupandaway - 7/29/2010, 9:35 PM
Hemsworth would totally take Evans. Great interview. That one scene he described sounded exactly like the Ultimates.
UnfriendlySpidey - 7/29/2010, 10:06 PM
@Brent man you are such a lucky guy meeting all of these celebrities and getting to interview them. Big time props as always! I am so stoked for this film!
ThunderCougarFalconBird - 7/30/2010, 12:06 AM
Before comic con, this was the movie of the near future I was most looking forward to. Just to see how they tackled it. Now it's the movie I'm most looking forward to for it's shear awesomeness!
Nightmare4 - 7/30/2010, 12:22 AM
great stuff,brent!can't wait for this hit theaters already 2011 where art thou?
bsprecher - 7/30/2010, 12:53 AM
@GMoney, Mars, Unfriendly, Nightmare: Thanks, guys!

@Ranger14: I know, right? Awesome!

@Intruder: It was! Even better rapping with him one-on-one at the EW/SyFy party! More on that later in the week!

@ckal: It was a vodka party, but, yeah, I did!

@Upupandaway: Totally! He's got the reach. Though Evans was looking pretty thick.

@Ron: Awwwesoooome!

bsprecher - 7/30/2010, 12:56 AM
No one asked yet, but the thumbnail is from a WETA Collectibles mock-up of Chris as Thor from before there were any images available of his look:

breakUbatman - 7/30/2010, 1:30 AM
Almost lost to Liam please! I know he's your brother but seriously he doesn't look like he has the chops
LEEE777 - 7/30/2010, 4:09 AM
Very cool @ BRENT!

And lookin' forward to ya SYFY party one!!!
DrDon - 7/30/2010, 5:15 AM
Was it grog?

BmanHall - 7/30/2010, 5:32 AM
@ Brent Sprecher: I like the tumbnail you used for the article. I think that's what Thor SHOULD have looked like...
bsprecher - 7/30/2010, 8:47 AM
@bropous: Thanks, holmes! Yeah,I asked Hems about getting his bro a part and about stealing the hammer.

And, thanks for knocking down that worthless little troll who likes to bitch and contributes absolutely nothing in return. I'm all for healthy criticism, but he obviously has no clue what he's talking about. He probably didn't even watch the video. I think he's one of my competitor's lap dogs, to tell you the truth.
bsprecher - 7/30/2010, 9:27 AM
Joe Quesada isn't a part of much of the Marvel Studios stuff, from what I can see. I did see him at the EW/SyFy party and tried to talk to him, but he's always stuck up. Imagine, guys like Chris Hemsworth and Tom Jane are cool about talking to a "nobody," but Joe Quesada acts too good. Whatever, dude.
DrDon - 7/30/2010, 9:34 AM
Cumulactus - 7/30/2010, 9:36 AM
Fascinating!! Your sucha big-timer, Sprecher!

Dude seems like a cool guy! I love Aussies.


Siddhartha is a good book, but I really really don't see the connection. Thor is a warrior.

who the hell asked that question about Cap vs Thor? Lamers. That's like Bambi vs Godzilla

HelaGood - 7/30/2010, 10:31 AM
@Juggernaut LMAO! it would be cool to see Caps sitting in a field of daisies and Thor's big boot come down and crush him!
Cumulactus - 7/30/2010, 11:31 AM
yup lol
render - 7/30/2010, 11:51 AM
Thor Trailer, Sorry wont let me get the embedded code but heres the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5EyEqivwek
render - 7/30/2010, 11:54 AM
Here is a Thor TV Spot

GirlyGeek - 7/30/2010, 1:01 PM
Thank you for the footage!
Gmoney84 - 7/31/2010, 8:59 PM
I noticed in the trailer, the part where Thor is sitting my the fire holding the paper/book that has a picture of the circles...that looks like a sort of diagram of the Nine worlds. There are nine circles and they are connected by a sort of branch like tree system. He is probably trying to explain it all to Jane Foster.

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