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Chris Discusses His Himalayan Scare

Chris Hemsworth has fought all kinds of gods and monsters on the big screen as Thor, but in real life, he recently faced a much more dangerous enemy: altitude sickness. Hemsworth told Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday that his job involves so much traveling that he and wife Elsa Pataky rarely take vacations. However, they did make a recent trek to the Himalayas.

Standard procedure for such mountain-climbing requires spending a few days at various height milestones to allow bodies to acclimate to the higher altitudes and lack of oxygen, but even this didn’t really work for Hemsworth.

“We went to 2000 meters, then 3000, and I honestly started to kind of lose my mind,” Hemsworth said. “Just completely irrational, overly sensitive to the most trivial sort of silly things.”

According to Hemsworth, his wife started to notice something was wrong. He protested he was fine, though eventually the sickness became impossible to ignore.

“My breathing is getting worse, like Darth Vader meets Daffy Duck,” Hemsworth said. “She eventually ignores me, runs and tells the guards. They come in, take one look at me and say ‘get him off the mountain.’”

Turns out Hemsworth hadn’t acclimated well to the higher altitude. After getting a breathing mask and flying back down the mountain via helicopter, everything turned out fine, but it was a close call.

“Apparently the oxygen in my lungs, the next day would’ve been oxygen in my brain, and then good night,” Hemsworth said. “We wouldn’t be sitting here.”

“Maybe it’s because you’re so handsome,” Kimmel said. “You’re not meant to be up in the mountains away from others, you’re meant to be down amongst the people, bringing joy to their eyes.”

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“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” Los Angeles Premiere

I have added images from The Huntsman: Winter’s War premiere in Los Angeles into the gallery. Chris was accompanied by his beautiful wife, Elsa Pataky as well as co-stars Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt. The Huntsman: Winter’s War hits theatres on April 22nd. I want to give a big thank you to my friend Luciana for sharing several of the HQ images with us. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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2016 MTV Movie Awards

Last night, Chris attended the 2016 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles. I would like to thank my friend Carol for sharing these HQ images with us! Tune in tonight — Sunday, April 10th — for the 25th anniversary of the award show hosted by Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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“Ghostbusters” Role Was Tailored Specifically For Chris

Chris Hemsworth was nervous. The Australian actor may be Thor, the god of thunder, but he was about to face off against four comic titans when he stepped on the Boston set of the Ghostbusters reboot last summer opposite Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.

Turns out, the man had nothing to worry about.

Not only had director Paul Feig prepped Hemsworth for his role as the ladies’ dopey assistant, but he also provided him with a slew of jokes and told him he didn’t need to improv at all.

“I told him not to worry. He wouldn’t have to come up with anything if he didn’t want to,” says Feig.

When the four women sat down for Hemsworth’s character’s job interview scene, not only did he prove he was fully capable of ad-libbing back at them, he threw out jokes that Feig insists will wind up in the July release.

“I remember looking at [screenwriter] Katie [Dippold] like, “Did you write that for him?” And she said no. He just turned out to be this amazing improviser,” says Feig.

The director says he tailored the role more specifically for Hemsworth after he first met him. “The part was originally written as this guy who doesn’t really want the job, who is a little more snarky,” says Feig. “But Chris is so lovable, we thought it would be better if he’s a guy that earnestly wants a job but doesn’t know what he’s getting himself into. That made all the difference.”

It certainly had the proper effect on his castmates.

“After we filmed our first scene with him, Melissa and I went to the bathroom together and she said, ‘Does he have a team of writers in his pocket or something? What is going on?’ He was throwing out the most insane, hilarious stuff in the most deadpan, handsome way and it was just perfect,” says McKinnon. “Plus, he’s just a great guy. Big fan.”

Adds Wiig, “It was like we had known him for 20 years. We all fell in love with him. He does all these big action movies and dramas but to see him in this role, we were all just flipping out.”

Hemsworth will join the Ghostbusters on the big screen July 15. (Source)

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“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” Singapore Premiere

I have added images from The Huntsman: Winter’s War premiere in Singapore into the gallery. Chris was accompanied by his co-stars Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt. The Huntsman: Winter’s War hits theatres on April 22nd. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” London Photocall

I have added images from The Huntsman: Winter’s War photocall in London, England into the gallery. Chris was accompanied by his co-star Emily Blunt. The Huntsman: Winter’s War hits theatres on April 22nd. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” Hamburg Photocall

I have added images from The Huntsman: Winter’s War photocall from Hamburg, Germany earlier this week into the gallery. Chris was accompanied by his co-stars Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron. The Huntsman: Winter’s War hits theatres on April 22nd. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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Chris Reads Lyrics to Rihanna’s ‘Work’

While promoting his upcoming film, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Chris stopped by BBC Radio 1 and performed a dramatic reading of Rihanna’s hit single, “Work” — and even included a mic drop. Take a look below:

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“In the Heart of the Sea” HD Screen Captures

Screen captures from the 2015 drama, In the Heart of the Sea have been added into the gallery. Directed by Ron Howard, In the Heart of the Sea also stars Cillian Murphy, Benjamin Walker and Tom Holland. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

A recounting of a New England whaling ship’s sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.

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Melissa McCarthy Talks Chris In “Ghostbusters”

Hollywood’s funniest woman Melissa McCarthy has discovered Hollywood’s new funniest man. His name?

Chris Hemsworth.

McCarthy, who will be in Sydney and Melbourne this week promoting her new movie The Boss, reckons the man who throws superhero Thor’s hammer is equally adept at slinging improvised one-liners. She revealed to News Corp Australia that the secret weapon up the sleeve of the forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot is so hilarious, he made the all-lady ’Busting team’s mascara run.

“Chris crushes in the movie, he is so funny it’s crazy. Truly, I could not get over how good he was,” McCarthy said. “There’s all this footage of us sitting there laughing so hard we were crying, ruining our make-up. I’m absolutely crazy about him.

“Enough, Chris! You’re bionic looking, you’re incredibly nice and you’re the best improviser I have ever seen.”

Ghostbusters is scheduled to hit theatres on July 15, 2016. The film also stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. (Source)