Ever seen a striking new actor and wondered, â€œWhoâ€™s that?â€ Now youâ€™ll know before you even have to ask. Welcome to The Verge, Movielineâ€™s weekly interview with up-and-comers on the verge of a serious career boost.
In the new Star Trek reboot, Chris Pineâ€™s James T. Kirk struggles to live up to the legacy his father has set at Starfleet â€” and so, too, does the prologue involving that dead dad establish the whiz-bang tone the whole movie must follow. Australian actor Chris Hemsworth plays the elder Kirk, and as he tells Movieline, he understands the long shadow that family can cast. But what happens when heâ€™s competing with one of his brothers for a role in the newest Hollywood blockbuster?
Youâ€™ve got two other brothers, Luke and Liam, who are also actors. Youâ€™re the middle childâ€¦how did you all go into that profession? Was it like a toppling of dominoes?
My older brother Luke was on Neighbours [a long-running Australian soap] when I finished high school. I was looking at what my next step was gonna be â€” I didnâ€™t want to go to university, and I had a different plan each week. And he said, â€œLook, why donâ€™t you try this acting course?â€ I did that and it sort of went from there, and then my younger brother Liam had pretty much the same experience and took the same course after high school.
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