Chris Hemsworth praises Kristen Stewart, looks ahead to ‘Thor 2′
While promoting “Snow White and the Huntsman,” Chris Hemsworth is discussing his “Avengers” and “Thor” experiences. The Aussie talks about the lessons learned from his blockbusters films as he looks forward.
Talking with Hero Complex in an interview published Thursday, the “Huntsman” star praised his co-star, Stewart, from the “Twilight” series.
“She had a very strong sense of who her character was and a real sense of right and wrong with the story and how it should be, which is great. The worst thing is having someone who doesn’t have an opinion, who kind of floats along the boundaries of it all.”
After “Avengers” and “Thor,” the actor sites vulnerability as key to the success on screen.
“I remember years ago, an acting teacher said to me, “Vulnerability is such a great asset on screen.” And I think in life, too. Vulnerability, it’s the heart of the truth of who we are. The vulnerability of you doubting something, it’s usually based around a fear of showing who you truly really are. You put on some sort of bravado or mask or something, and there was a vulnerability to Thor, but also an incredible sort of strength. And any time you thought the character fell into an arrogant sort of world, hopefully you empathized with him because, you know, there was something he was quite uncertain about.”
Hemsworth offered praise for his “Thor 2″ director, Alan Taylor from “Game of Thrones,” but is eager to see a more ‘relatable’ Asgard.
“The first “Thor” was sort of science-fiction, and there were a lot of sets and things. It would be nice to kind of have Asgard as somewhat relatable and have big waterfalls and cliffs and mountains, and then have in the distance maybe several moons or suns or some sort of science-fiction element. But I think as an audience, it’s much easier to be drawn in if it’s something you feel a part of.”
Thor has already changed and the “Cabin in the Woods” actor says the character’s maturity was key to his role in “The Avengers.”
“…it was kind of like the maturity he learned from the first film was now put to the test in this one. He might have once upon a time wanted to come and tear his brother’s head off or tear everyone else’s head off, you know, that barbaric kind of rage, but he had to temper that and show some maturity.”
“Snow White” also stars Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Nick Frost, Ray Winstone, Sam Claflin, Eddie Marsan, Toby Jones, and Sam Spruell.
“Thor 2″ will also star Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson, Stellan Starsgard, and Mads Mikkelson as an unannounced villain.
The release date for “Thor 2″ was just moved up a week to November 8, 2013.