Chris Hemsworth endures the wrath of a scorned Natalie Portman in "Thor: The Dark World."
In the film, in theaters on Nov. 8, 2013, Hemsworth reprises his role as Thor, the god of thunder, in the sequel to "Thor," the 2011 blockbuster film. "Thor: The Dark World" also sees Portman return as Jane, Thor's love interest, Anthony Hopkins as Thor's father, Odin, and Tom Hiddleston as his evil brother, Loki.
OTRC.com recently sat down with Hemsworth, where he spoke about being slapped by Portman, constantly destroying his Thor costume and why it is important to continue learning as an actor.
Check out OTRC.com's interview with Chris Hemsworth above, plus an interview with the star at the Los Angeles premiere, clips from the movie, and check out three highlights from the interview below.
1. On being slapped by Natalie Portman ...
"It got kind of hysterical by the end of it. It was something where, it's that classic thing of you're in school and you're not meant to laugh that's when you want to laugh and the more I laughed it meant I was going to be slapped again because we just ruined the take and it lead into a number of big hits and you can see it, the slight kind of holding back of the smile in the scene. But, she's got little hands so, it's okay."
2. Hemsworth clarifies why he went through several Thor costumes ...
"I think they made more costumes because we kept destroying them, you know, in the battle sequences and things ripping apart. I mean, holding that kind of weight for me is an unnatural weight to be at so, my body does want to shed it so I've got to eat a lot and train a lot and the schedule would get so intense that I couldn't do that, then some of the weight would drop away and we would have to make adjustments to the suit. But yeah, it's all fun."
3. Hemsworth says why it is important to always be learning as an actor ...
"Every film I have done, I kind of look back and go, 'okay, now I get it.' And then start the next one and go, 'wait a second hang on,' and I don't know, I think I continue to sort of search and look. Lately as well, I don't ever want to lose that, I feel this sort of vulnerability with people is an access point to an audience."
"Not saying you have to play it kind of like tearing your heart out and emotional but, not having a wall up and being open to new possibilities and learning I think is something that we all kind of gravitate to. And if you're that way, other people are open as well. I don't know, I just think if you close off, your ability to learn something, you're very limited."
Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, which produces the nationally syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).