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‘Always Felt I Was Too Young’: Liam Hemsworth Recounts How He Lost Lucrative Thor Role To Older Brother Chris

Liam Hemsworth, a 29-year-old Australian actor says he wasn’t too unhappy when he missed the role of Thor to his brother Chris Hemsworth. He discussed his audition for Thor in The Avengers and his affection for his brother, said The Avengers was a rare project in which he and his brother, who is six years older than him pursued the same role.

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Chris Hemsworth and his brother Liam Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth and his brother Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth is a famous actor for playing Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games movies. He last featured in the romantic comedy Isn’t It Romantic along with Rebel Wilson, which unwrapped in February.

Liam Hemsworth Talks About Losing the Thor Role to Brother Chris Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth praised his brother Chris Hemsworth
Liam Hemsworth praised his brother Chris Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth said he had nothing but praise for his older brother, who has played Thor in six Marvel movies, including Avengers: Endgame.

“He’s my hero. I look up to him. He’s honestly my last call, when I find myself in a position where I’m 50-50 about a script, then I call Chris. And his opinion, I trust more than anyone in my team.”

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He added:

“We’re not generally looked at in the same age bracket, Thor was the only time when we were really up against each other.”

“I never really wanted to do it, I always felt I was too young for it — I was screen testing when I was 18. The other guys in it were all late 20s or early 30s. I didn’t feel Thor-ish.”

In an interview with W Magazine, Chris Hemsworth fondly remembered the time he was trying to secure the now-iconic superhero gig. He shared:

“I came into the audition with Kenneth Branagh and thought I nailed it and then never heard anything back, Months went by and then my brother, my little brother, Liam, was in Australia and sent a tape across and he got a callback, then another callback and then was down to the last kind of four or five people for it.”

Thor star Chris Hemsworth
Thor star Chris Hemsworth

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While on the set of “Cabin in the Woods” with him, producer Joss Whedon was baffled that the actor was not in the running for the character.

“Both of them were looking at the trades at this sort of top five guys for Thor and saying, ‘Why aren’t you in the mix here? What happened?’ I said I don’t know. I blew my audition I guess.”

Despite nearly missing out on his gigantic project yet, Chris Hemsworth positively credits the event for pushing him to try harder. Aside from Liam Hemsworth, he also credits the rest of his family for supporting him land the role, especially his parents, who read the script during his audition.

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