Chris Hemsworth’s wife Elsa Pataky wanted to be one of Harrison Ford’s most iconic characters
Chris Hemsworth is one of Hollywood’s biggest action stars. Best known for his role as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hemsworth rose through the ranks to become one of the MCU’s most popular actors. Although he’s the best-known celebrity in his family, Chris Hemsworth‘s wife, Elsa Pataky, is no slouch. The Spanish-born actor and model stars in a new action movie, Interceptor, which puts Pataky front and center in intricate stunts. While promoting her film, she revealed how passionate she had become and even admitted that she once considered herself one of Harrison Ford’s most iconic film characters.
What is Elsa Pataky’s new movie “Interceptor” about?
Interceptor released on Netflix in June 2022. The action film tells the story of US Army Captain JJ Collins, played by Pataky, who defends an isolated missile interceptor platform when terrorists threaten the United States of a nuclear attack. Also starring Luke Bracey, Aaron Glenane, Rhys Muldoon and a cameo by Chris Hemsworth, Interceptor is a classic adventure movie with plenty of fight sequences and high-octane chases.
Pataky, who has starred in several high-profile films, including Snakes on a plane and Giallo, had never directed a major action film before. Still, she was more than ready for the challenge.
What did Elsa Pataky say about wanting to be Indiana Jones?
Although the world of action movie stardom is new to Elsa Pataky, she has always loved watching adventure movies. In a recent interview with People, she revealed her love for the Indiana Jones franchise.
“I wanted be Indiana Jones,” she said, admitting that training for Interceptor was like a real military training camp. “Going up hills with heavy weights, I wanted to feel what army girls go through.”
Indiana Jones is the central character of the franchise of the same name directed by Harrison Ford. Following the adventures of the rugged and sarcastic archaeologist, the series consists of four films, with a fifth in development.
Pataky also revealed that her husband helped her prepare for some of the film’s action sequences.
“He was there just to [offer] all kinds of advice. Of course, he’s a professional action movie star. So it was great having him hold my hand,” she said.
The mother of three has also received a lot of support from the rest of her family. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Pataky talked about her children’s reaction when they saw her working in Interceptor.
“In the house, Chris is the doer,” Pataky said. “So it was nice to show both of them, especially my daughter. She was quite shocked when she saw the trailer and was like, ‘Wow, mom, can you do that?’ »
How did the actress build muscle for her role in ‘Interceptor’?
Not only did Pataky work on her stamina for her role as a fearsome military officer, but she also had to build some serious muscle. Pataky trained for four months before filming began to pick up steam.
She told Entertainment Tonight that she went through a grueling workout regimen. “We probably practiced every day for about an hour and a half and then we started getting ready for the movie. We started getting into all of these fights, which is about three hours a day, four months before the movie. We learned all these movements every day. It’s like this choreography that you have to go through.
Many of her workouts involved carrying heavy weights up hills, a routine that helped her build strength and endurance. Pataky also enjoys boxing, high intensity interval training, and yoga. In the end, his hard work paid off. Viewers can see the results in Interceptornow streaming on Netflix.
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