Chris Hemsworth Talks About Being So Much More Than Thor With Esquire Magazine

You’d think with Rush hitting theaters on September 20, the talk would center more about the car racing flick than playing Thor. After all, the Marvel Comics sequel doesn’t open til November. There’s plenty of time to promote that film. I suppose though, since Chris Hemsworth and Thor are more synonymous, Esquire magazine is hoping that’ll sell more copies. They’re probably right. Check out Hemsworth’s interview below, along with photos snapped by Matthias Vriens-McGrath.

On Playing Thor

“You talk to the comic-book fans, people who’ve been there since the beginning—you know, since the sixties—and you realize the religious significance of this thing. And there is a kind of work that follows. You do your research. You listen and learn what you can. But then you let go. Eventually you’re down to it. You gotta make this guy your own.”

On Racing

“I grew up in a culture of motorbike. So I like racing just fine. Quite a lot, actually. That was when I was a boy in Australia. And I never really made the jump to cars after that.”

On His Physique

“You talk to the comic-book fans, people who’ve been there since the beginning—you know, since the sixties—and you realize the religious significance of this thing. And there is a kind of work that follows. You do your research. You listen and learn what you can. But then you let go. Eventually you’re down to it. You gotta make this guy your own.”

For more info, head over to Esquire.com.

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  • Ken

    One of the sexiest men on Earth!!!

  • andrew

    I use to be an agnostic until I saw the god Liam, I mean Thor. Now I am a Born Again Thorist!