Here’s part of his interview with GQ Style!
- On his childhood role model: “I surfed competitively and made it to the state rounds where I was competing with the top surfers in Victoria. We travelled everywhere. All my friends were surfers. All we wanted to be was Kelly Slater.”
- On his parents: “My parents are good people who do good things for others. It can be a challenging example to live up to.”
- On Chris landing the role of Thor: “Look, Chris is six-and-a-half years older than me so there’s this thing where if I’d got Thor, that would have been weird. The way I look at this is, better Chris than someone else. Believe me, Chris and I spent most of our lives beating each other up. At this point, we’re just happy not to be fist-fighting over who gets to sit in the front seat.”
- On missing home: “My family and friends back in Australia have missed this part of my life; and it’s been a big part. That’s tough. I’m growing up without them. My parents don’t Skype. It’s tough with the time difference. I miss Australia a lot.”
Hemsworth needs a bigger gun. We’re at Oak Tree Gun Club outside Los Angeles to shoot targets and blow off steam but the weapons on the rental wall are dinkier than the actor was expecting. The .22- and .38-calibre handguns are fine for, you know, a housewife from the ’burbs. But Hemsworth, who grew up in country Victoria, is craving serious firepower.
“How’s that one up there?” he says, nodding at an AK-47.
Not for rent today, the young clerk tells him.
“The Russian rifle?”
Hemsworth adjusts his sunglasses and goes with a Glock .357, the so-called “pocket rocket”.
“Easy to handle with a ton of velocity,” the clerk assures him. “It’s great if you haven’t done much shooting.”
Hemsworth inspects it. He’s tall, nearly six foot four, and the pistol looks like a toy in his massive hand. At 22, he’s still got the sinewy lank of adolescence — skinny legs, narrow at the waist, a torso that broadens into a V. When Miley Cyrus, the pop icon formerly known as Hannah Montana and his on-again, off-again girlfriend, first met him, she said, “I got a little bit nervous about how big he was, in height. I was like, ‘I’m going to have to stand on apple boxes or something.’”
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