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‘He Didn’t Hold Back’: Chris Hemsworth Says Russell Crowe’s Zeus Will Blow Us Away

Marvel’s highly anticipated film, Thor: Love and Thunder is weeks away from release. The film is quite promising. Apart from Chris Hemsworth as Thor, it has Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher and Russell Crowe as Zeus among others. This film marks the first time a character from the Greek Pantheon features in the MCU. Recently, Chris Hemsworth praised his fellow co-star, Russell Crowe, for his performance in the film. We take a closer look at this in this article.

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Chris Hemsworth Praises Russell Crowe’s Zeus

Chris Hemsworth praises fellow co-star Russell Crowe's performance as Zeus
Chris Hemsworth

In a recent interview with Disney, Chris Hemsworth opened up about Russell Crowe’s Zeus and praised the actor’s performance in the film. He had this to say: “I never thought I’d see the day where Russell would appear on screen with hints at ‘Gladiator’ imagery, yet with a wink—totally self-deprecating. He didn’t hold back. I’m such a fan. I have been since I first started acting.”

Hemsworth continued: “…There’s such a weight and a seriousness to his performances and to him, as an individual, from afar. But meeting him, he has a great sense of humor and did whatever Taika asked on set, which was mind-blowing. And it was really fun to play with the mythology, going from Norse to Greek mythology — Taika pulls all these worlds together.”

Russell Crowe as Zeus in Thor: Love and Thunder

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Natalie Portman, who plays Jane Foster in the film added: “It was so much fun to see Russell Crowe play Zeus and have such a great sense of humor with the character. It was fun to see him be silly. I think we’re so used to him in these very strong, heroic roles, so it was fun to see him be able to let loose.”

Needless to say, fans are very excited to see the film. The performances by the stars look promising.

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Thor: Love and Thunder Release Date

Chris Hemsworth praises fellow co-star Russell Crowe's performance as Zeus
Thor : Love and Thunder, a poster

The film, Thor: Love and Thunder releases on July 8, 2022.

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