Chris Hemsworth has a new interview with Prestige Hong Kong, and he talks about working with Alan Taylor (the director of many Game of Thrones episodes), why he doesn’t want to be type casted in action and shirtless roles, and why he’s not fond of twitter.
Talking about Alan Taylor, Hemsworth says, “I love the way he adds an incredibly organic element to the fantastical world of “Thrones,” and I think that’s what Thor could benefit from. It’s grounded in reality, no matter how mythical or science-fiction-like it becomes. There’s a truth to it all. Certainly,working with him now, you can see he doesn’t want Thor or the Asgardians to seem like some distant race or god-like. He still wants them to be relatable.”
He also adds that he realizes that the role in Thor called for him to be shirtless, but that he wants to make sure that he’s not type cast in that type of role. “It’s funny, you have one scene in the movie [Thor] where you have your shirt off, then you do a press tour and it’s like, ‘So you spend the whole time in the film with your shirt off.’ It was all of 10 seconds. So it can overshadow things. It is what it is, and that was what that character called for. But no, there’s no complaint about it. It becomes a challenge because you then have to be smart about what you pick after that; you want to show range. I don’t just want to do action films.”
He does also talk about why he thinks Twitter comes with a danger of overexposure, saying, “I think there’s a danger of being overexposed with that stuff. The mystery of who you are is what keeps people interested in wanting to see you on the screen. Also, it’s easier for them to believe you as that character if they don’t know too much about you. It’s hard not to be overexposed these days with the Internet, and especially when you do a tour for something like The Avengers or Snow White, where you’re contracted to do an incredible amount of press. Besides, I’d rather be hanging out with my family than updating to people I don’t know about what I had for lunch. Also, there are so many fake ones out there, which is pretty frustrating.”
Chris Hemsworth also recently spoke about his newborn baby, saying he was 'fascinated' by her.