Chris Hemsworth Reveals His Younger Brother Liam Was Almost Cast For Thor

Chris Hemsworth has revealed that even if he nearly missed out on the role of a lifetime as Thor, at least he would have stayed in the family.

While Marvel fiends can’t imagine anyone other than the hunky Aussie star as the long-haired dream ship Thor, the role almost eluded his younger brother, Liam Hemsworth.

Speaking to MensXP, the 38-year-old actor said he offered his brother’s name to casting directors after thinking his audition had hurt his chances.

“My little brother almost got cast to play Thor. He [Liam] was one of the first people to rush to get the role so, I don’t know, I might cross paths with him. It will be fun,” the actor told the outlet.

“In this film, [the multiverse] is not something we explore. But who knows if there’s more in the future, as you say, it’s opened up a whole host of options that we can head into or be taken care of.

Chris revealed that his younger brother Liam almost landed the role for him.
Chris revealed that his younger brother Liam almost landed the role for him.
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Last month, Hemsworth appeared on Wired’s “Autocomplete Interview” segment where he recalled not being called back for the role of Thor at first.

“I think my audition sucked. I think that’s the response I got,” he said.

He revealed that Liam, 32, ended up having a great audition and was “very close” to landing the role. In fact, he was one of the “last five people” considered for the role.

Hemsworth said his audition for the film "sucked."
Hemsworth said his audition for the film was “crappy”.
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“They were like, ‘Look, he’s great, but he’s a little young.’ My manager then said, ‘Well, he has an older brother,’ which is me,” Hemsworth explained.

“I came back, re-auditioned a few times and just had a different attitude. Maybe I had a little more motivation that my little brother peeked and I didn’t.

“I had also done a few films between those two auditions, so I had a little more experience and confidence in what I was going to do,” he added.

Hemsworth first took on the role of the Asgardian hero in “Thor” in 2011, reprising the role in three other Marvel films.

His brother Liam then played a major role in ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise in 2012, which had four episodes, with the fifth due out next year.

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