Quote: "I was like, 'What? Are we being fired?' Marvel quickly reassured us, 'No you guys have got your own journey going on, and in order for that to work, you can't be a part of this one'. Look, it turned out just perfect because we got to do a whole different kind of thing we wouldn't have able to do otherwise." Chris Hemsworth reveals he was worried he'd been fired from his role as Thor after finding out he was missing from the Captain America: Civil War cast list.
Fact: Actor Chris Hemsworth has been honoured as GQ Australia's Man of the Year. The Thor star was unable to attend the ceremony Down Under on Tuesday (15Nov16), but recorded a funny video message for his fans. In it he says, "It's been a real dream of mine, since I was a young boy, to be a man. I achieved that when I was 18, but this obviously is the icing on the cake and the true recognition of what it takes to be a man - the highest honour. I'm just going to continue to do manly stuff throughout my life and uphold that title: chopping firewood, wrestling crocodiles, all sorts of manly business."
Fact: Chris Hemsworth gave an office worker at America's The Ellen DeGeneres Show the surprise of a lifetime by showing up to her cubicle unexpectedly for Administrative Professionals Day. The fan, who has pictures of the Australian hunk pinned up in her office, was treated to a shoulder and head massage from Chris, as well as two tickets to the premiere of his new movie Ghostbusters in New York City. The fan's co-workers weren't left out as they also played limbo with Chris and Ellen, and they all took shots of tequila with the stars.
Quote: "There was a whole difference of energy on this because we all had our kids there on set a lot of the time. Normally, the set (is) this sort of tense, respectful, quiet sort of place. That was just thrown out the window when the kids came. They were chasing each other around with the weapons and yelling, 'Get him! Kill her!'" Chris Hemsworth reveals the set of The Huntsman: Winter's War was a warzone for his kids and co-stars Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt's children.
Fact: Chris Hemsworth and his actress wife, Elsa Pataky, have added a pet pig to their brood. The Spanish beauty revealed the news in a sweet Instagram post on Thursday (17Mar16), when she shared a 'selfie' with the porky pet they've named Tina. She captioned the image, "Tina! The new Member of the family!" The couple, parents to daughter India Rose and twin boys Tristan and Sasha, previously adopted a puppy in 2014.
Quote: "Once we're in the whaleboats, we couldn't get off and on. We developed real love for one another. There was such camaraderie in that and a sort of gallows humour, like in war. I've never left a film and missed a cast so much." Chris Hemsworth tells Parade magazine he developed a real bond with his In the Heart of the Sea castmates.
Fact: Movie hunk Chris Hemsworth has shot a cameo for an upcoming episode of his former Australian soap opera HOME AND AWAY. The Avengers star, who worked on the series from 2004 to 2007, will appear in the background during a diner scene in an episode that airs in Australia on Tuesday (19May15).
Quote: "My place is like Jurassic Park, there are more spiders and snakes and massive Goanna lizards... There are two or three big pythons that I see most days in the backyard, just curled up in the sun - and they're fine. They're not the venomous ones." Chris Hemsworth has to keep an eye out for unwanted killer reptiles and spiders at his home in Australia.
Quote: "I'm telling you - his superpower is parenting." Robert Downey Jr. is impressed with his The Avengers co-star Chris Hemsworth's multi-tasking abilities as a dad. The Thor hunk and his wife Elsa Pataky are parents to nearly one-year-old twins Tristan and Sasha, and two-year-old daughter India Rose. Downey Jr. also welcomed his third child last year (14) - daughter Avri Roel, who was born in November.
Quote: "My wife thought it was funny, as I did... I'll put it on the mantelpiece just to remind her in the coming years when I fall completely apart." Chris Hemsworth plans to use his People Sexiest Man Alive trophy to remind his sexy wife Elsa Pataky that he's a stud.
Quote: "Liam's been good... We've been throwing sexy looks back and forth all week and work shopping... He has been a real team player." Chris Hemsworth thanks brother Liam for helping him perfect his look as the new People Sexiest Man Alive.
Quote: "Turn him into a woman? I don't wanna speak too early and jinx it, but I think it could be my Oscar. It's going to be a big transformation, but I'm willing to take it on." Thor star Chris Hemsworth is excited about experimenting with his Norse god character after Marvel bosses revealed they have recreated the iconic superhero as a woman.
Quote: "We actually had a little ramp that she would walk up." Chris Hemsworth on how his Thor love interest Natalie Portman measures up to him for romance scenes.
Quote: "They usually had a ramp for me to walk up so I could land somewhere near his face." Diminutive actress Natalie Portman needed a height boost for kissing scenes with Chris Hemsworth in their 2011 movie Thor.
Fact: Thor star Chris Hemsworth has bought fellow Australian Paul Hogan's Malibu, California pad for $4.8 million (£3.2 million). The Crocodile Dundee star has pocketed $1 million (£667,000) in the deal - he and his wife, actress Linda Kozlowski, bought the mini-compound last year (12) for $3.8 million (£2.5 million), according to RealEstalker.com.
Fact: Thor star Chris Hemsworth poked fun at his portrayal of British Formula One ace James Hunt on comedian Jimmy Fallon's late-night Tv show in America on Wednesday (18Sep13) by challenging the host to a Go-Kart race around his studio. Hemsworth, who portrays Hunt in Ron Howard's new film Rush, won.
Fact: Chris Hemsworth turned the Canadian premiere of his new racing drama Rush at the Toronto Film Festival into a family affair on Saturday (07Sep13) as he was joined by his brothers Liam and Luke on the red carpet.
Quote: "I haven't seen it. I've been in Kuala Lumpur two weeks ago, then Jakarta, then Hong Kong, Toronto now. The breaks I get, they're with my family. There's not much surfing the 'net at the moment." Actor Chris Hemsworth has yet to watch his brother Liam's fiancee Miley Cyrus' controversial performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Quote: "It was pretty brutal... My wife was pregnant at the time and I had more symptoms of a pregnant woman than she did. I was moody and hungry all the time. I understood addiction for the first time, to be honest. I immediately knew what it is like to be truly at the mercy of something. Literally, food was the last thing I thought about before I went to bed and the first thing I thought about when I woke up." Chris Hemsworth on the crash diet he adopted to get into shape as Formula 1 race ace James Hunt in Rush.
Fact: Actor Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky took time out from their new parent duties on Wednesday (08Aug12) to enjoy a water polo match at the London Olympics. The couple, who welcomed daughter India in May (12), watched as Montenegro beat Pataky's native Spain 11-9.
Quote: "I just kept thinking, 'Thor's got this big magical hammer, forged from the heart of a dying star... and Potter's got a wooden stick...!' Put us in a cave; we should sort that out properly." Chris Hemsworth is a little upset his Thor lost out on the Best Hero Award at the MTV Movie Awards to Daniel Radcliffe's boy wizard.
Quote: "It's big and hot and heavy. I had this vest, basically, that had this tubing that ran through it... and you would plug (it) into a machine that would send cold water up into it... but the problem was the tube, I would have hanging out my costume occasionally... (and) it would be dripping fluid. It looked like I had a catheter... I was a superhero with a bladder problem." Chris Hemsworth on his efforts to stay cool in his costume on the sets of Thor and The Avengers.
Quote: "Someone said to Chris Evans, 'We heard you're attached and you're going to play Grey' and he said, 'Ah, no someone mentioned it to me.' I was like, 'What is it? I dunno, maybe I'm interested!' I've heard it's some sexual, romantic, trashy... I'm not going to say anything because I haven't read the book. I keep kind of getting in trouble for even entering into a conversation about it!" Thor star Chris Hemsworth on ongoing reports he's set to play the leading man in a movie adaptation of E.L. James' hit erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey.
Quote: "My mum always used to say to me that, out of her three boys, 'Chris, you were the girl!' I'd speak to her about far more things (than my brothers would) and far more things than she needed to hear about, too. I was a chatty kid." Thor star Chris Hemsworth wasn't always the tough guy growing up.
Quote: "I'm reminded, now that my little brother's working a lot, how much more interesting he is... So I give him a punch when I see him." Aussie hunk Chris Hemsworth enjoys watching his actor brother Liam.
Fact: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne, Adam Deacon and Chris O'Dowd are the five actors who have made the shortlist for the coveted Rising Star prize at the upcoming British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards. Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence and Felicity Jones were originally nominated but did not make the final five. The winner will be announced on 12 February (12).
Fact: Thor star Chris Hemsworth showed off his hammer skills during a Whack-a-mole game with U.S. chat show host George Lopez on Tuesday night (10May11). The Aussie hunk, who plays the hammer-wielding god of thunder in the new comic book blockbuster, and comedian Lopez donned Viking helmets for the arcade game contest. But Hemsworth was 'hammered' by Lopez 120 points to 110.
Quote: "I was in a bush fire, a helicopter crash, a mud slide, I had a drug problem and then became the sports psychiatrist. I've had about six different kids to several different women. And my character was 17 for about three years." Thor star Chris Hemsworth on his crazy storylines as the star of Aussie TV soap Home & Away.
Quote: "My older brother told me, 'Make sure you keep a hammer', but I forgot and missed my opportunity. I could sell it on eBay and make a quick buck!" Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth regrets not stealing a prop from the set of his new superhero epic Thor.
Quote: "She's a beautiful woman. It's not an ugly, hard part of the job I guess but it ends up being pretty unromantic, that stuff. You have four or five cameras and a hundred people standing around you. You feel like a teenager, kind of very technical like, 'Where do I put my hands? How do I do this again?'" Actor Chris Hemsworth jokes about filming Thor's onscreen love scenes with Natalie Portman.
Quote: "I nearly had a heart attack. (But) you want to do your best for Ken, he brings that out." Actor Chris Hemsworth was terrified after director Kenneth Branagh asked him to prepare for his Thor role by reciting a speech from Shakespeare play Henry V.