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Upcoming Television Appearances!

Chris has a couple busy days ahead of himself … he is set to appear on not one, but two late night talk shows! Here is the talk show schedule for Chris – check your local listings for channels and air times! Chris will be on both shows to promote Thor.

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC)

Thursday, May 5th, 2011
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

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“Thor” Los Angeles Premiere Additions!

The Los Angeles premiere of Thor was last night and Chris was there! I added a small batch of pictures from the premiere last night, but am happy to say over 125 new images have been uploaded! Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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“Thor” Los Angeles Premiere!

The Thor premiere is currently underway in Los Angeles tonight! I’ve added the first pictures of Chris from the premiere into the gallery. Hopefully LOTS more will be released shortly! In the meantime, head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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Chris Shows Off His ‘Katniss Everdeen’

And a hearty welcome to Hollywood Crush’s first-ever Dystopian Week! For the next five days we’ll be taking a look at all things futuristic and bleak in YA literature. (It’ll be much more fun than it sounds…promise!) We wanted to kick the week off on a high (and very hot) note, so without further ado, we bring you this adorable clip from Thor star Chris Hemsworth.

Chris Hemsworth!?! you may be asking. What does he have to do with sticking it to the man? WELL, you may recall that last month the Aussie actor divulged that he was younger brother Liam’s line-reading partner while he practiced for his Hunger Games audition (meaning Chris played Katniss to Liam’s Gale).

When we caught up with Chris recently to chat about his upcoming flick, we just had to see his Katniss up close and personal. We crafted a short script from the opening moments of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian trilogy (the scene in which Katniss and childhood friend Gale go hunting) and asked Chris to give it a read—in character, of course.

Press play on the clip below to watch Chris and our own Josh Horowitz reenact the “Hunger Games” scene. You won’t be disappointed. (Source)

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Chris is the Front Runner For “Snow White and the Huntsman”

According to reports, Thor star Chris Hemsworth has emerged as a front runner to star in Snow White and the Huntsman, the Universal fairy tale that also Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart. Rupert Sanders is directing.

Hemsworth’s stock is up as Thor continues to clean up overseas in anticipation of Friday’s domestic opening for the Kenneth Branagh-directed Marvel film. It isn’t clear yet whether Hemsworth will take that role. (Source)

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Watch the “Thor” Premiere Live!

Thor is bringing the hammer down tonight for the film’s red carpet premiere in Hollywood, and you can watch it live here on EW via, with host Isaiah “Old Spice Guy” Mustafa speaking with stars Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo, Idris Elba, Clark Gregg, and director Kenneth Branagh, as well as Hemsworth’s brother Liam, and his future costar in The Avengers Jeremy Renner — who also appears in Thor in a quick cameo as Marvel hero Hawkeye.

So what will Mustafa be asking?
“I tend to be more of an off-the-cuff type of person,” he tells EW, “rather than scripted questions…. I’m sure they’re going to have all kinds of fun stories for me.” So the famously buff Old Spice spokesman won’t be asking Hemsworth about his fitness regimen for the film? “He’s a big guy,” Mustafa laughs. “I’ve met him before. He has a brother also who’s just as big as he is. I think big dudeness just runs in their family.”

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Chris Has His Mom To Thank For “Thor” Role

When Chris Hemsworth becomes a huge movie star following Friday’s release of Thor, as most of the early reviews suggest he will, the actor will have his mother to thank. And not in the usual “I-appreciate-your-giving-birth-to-me kind of way,” but more in a “you-saved-my-audition type of way.”

The 27-year-old Aussie was originally rejected when he tried out for the role of the titular character in the superhero epic. Strangely enough, Chris’ younger brother, Liam, also an actor, ended up as one of the handful of finalists that Marvel Studios was considering. When he and the other candidates — who reportedly included wrestler Triple H and Kevin McKidd of Grey’s Anatomy — failed to make the cut, studio execs and director Kenneth Branagh decided to give Chris another look.

“I think I didn’t do too well in my first audition, and my brother was able to get in there and represent [for the family] in a better fashion,” Chris Hemsworth tells The Post. “When it didn’t go Liam’s way, my manager said, ‘He has an older brother.’ I sent another tape in, and I had a bit of motivation this time, in that they invited my younger brother in but not me. That was fuel for me doing better.”

Hemsworth’s new two-minute audition reel was shot quickly in a Vancouver hotel room, and it co-starred someone even more unknown stateside than Chris: his mother, Leonie. The two acted out a mock scene from “Thor,” in which the hero argues with his father, Odin. The Norse Allfather and king of the mystical realm of Asgard is played by Anthony Hopkins in the actual movie, but in this case, Mrs. Hemsworth graciously stepped in.

“It was a rather heated back-and-forth scene, and it was very funny to have my mom there playing the Anthony Hopkins character, the king of the nine realms,” Hemsworth says.

The subsequent audition process also required Hemsworth to perform stunt routines for the camera, including a fight scene involving Thor’s magical stone hammer, Mjolnir.

“There was the twirling of the hammer and spins and all that,” Hemsworth says. “It was not in my repertoire of skills.”

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Chris Excited For On-Screen Brother to Join “Avengers”

All of MTV News’ recent interactions with Chris Hemsworth, a.k.a. the man about to grace movie screens as the God of Thunder in Thor, have naturally been very focused on the highly anticipated film and all the nerdy details that come with portraying a comic book superhero.

We love everything “Thor,” of course, but since the Norseman will also be appearing in the possibly even more anticipated and mysterious “Avengers” movie, we can’t help but pester everyone in the high-profile cast about the film, which just started production.

So when MTV caught up with Hemsworth recently to expand on our ever-growing database of “Thor” information, we prodded the Aussie for some Avengers details. Although he couldn’t give us much, he seemed excited that his onscreen brother Loki (played by Tom Hiddleston) will be joining him on set, as well as the potential for a superhero smackdown.

“[It’s great] to have my brother there. Even if we don’t get along,” Hemsworth joked. “[Hiddleston] is fantastic. [He gave] an incredible, incredible performance in the film, and he’s going to do the same in this one.”

With regard to how all those superheroes will be interacting, particularly Tony Stark, Hemsworth said the environment will be tense.

“There’s certainly some tension. You’ve got big egos on these superheroes,” he said. “None of them want to be told what to do or form an alliance with these people who they don’t understand anything about,” he said. “In the comic books, you see that it’s not an easy mix; that’s definitely in [the movie].”

When asked if we’ll see the ensemble cast (Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Hemsworth and Hiddleston) come to blows, Hemsworth surprised us with an answer in the affirmative.

“Well, you’d want it, wouldn’t you? Otherwise, why are we all there? I think it would be safe to say you can expect something like that,” he said.


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“Thor” Cinema Society Screening

Chris attended the Cinema Society screening of the Marvel film Thor in New York City yesterday. Chris was photographed with Susan Sarandon, Sebastian Stan and director, Kenneth Branagh. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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Chris is Featured in “Interview Magazine”

A big thank you to Stef for the heads up about this: Chris is featured in Interview Magazine! In the last few years, Chris Hemsworth has made the trans-Pacific leap from starring in a soap opera in his native Australia to appearing in Hollywood films—among those turns, a spin as Captain Kirk’s father inJ. J. Abrams’s 2009 Star Trek reboot. And though Hemsworth’s character exploded in the first few minutes of that movie, the 27-year-old actor will be getting a lot more screen time this month as the titular hammer-wielding deity in the big-budget mega-movie Thor.

The cast is surprising for a comic-book movie.
That is what makes this special. I am incredibly lucky to work with those involved! I think the attraction for Natalie to a film like this was Kenneth Branagh’s involvement. At that time in my life, I wasn’t in a position to pick and choose who I wanted to work with. I just needed to pay the rent, and I was excited to be involved with something on this scale. I was signed up either way! This is by far the biggest thing I have ever been involved in and there is more anticipation than anything else.

What is your personal history with Thor? Were you into comic books growing up?
Not really. I knew about the character, but I never read the comics as a kid. Getting involved in the film was my introduction to it. Then I was inundated with many copies of Thor comics—the guys at Marvel gave me a stack. I also read a lot of books on Norse mythology.

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