Thor actor Chris Hemsworth almost lost Marvel role because of Dancing with the Stars
Thor’s actor Chris Hemsworth almost danced to step out of a starring role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Best known at the time for his role as Kim Hyde in the soap opera At home and away in his native Australia and his film debut as George Kirk in 2009 Star Trek reboot, Hemsworth read for the role of Marvel’s Asgardian Avenger but was skipped for a screen test. It wasn’t until Hemsworth’s rep William Ward convinced Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to let Hemsworth re-audition on tape that Marvel found its leader for the Kenneth Branagh-directed film. Thor.
But that was her appearance in the fifth season of the dance competition Dance with the stars Australia this almost convinced Marvel Hemsworth was not worthy of wielding the mighty Thor’s hammer.
“Chris Hemsworth almost lost his role as Thor because he was on Dancing with the stars in Australia, “Derek Hough, superhero fan and Dancing with the Stars champion, recalls in a new interview with PopCulture.com. “He was on Dancing with the stars in Australia, and he samba dances and they literally chose him – or they were going to throw him – and I think people called and said, “Did you see him dance samba?” It can’t be our Thor. ‘”
While promoting Thor: Ragnarok in 2017, Hemsworth said BBC Radio 1 that its appearance on Dance with the stars Australia he “almost lost” the role that would make him an international superstar.
âKevin Feige said it almost cost me the job,â Hemsworth recalled at the time. â’We all saw your audition, we were passing it around the office, and everyone was really in it. And then a few girls started googling your name and this dance video came up and I thought, oh no, Thor was dancing? I dunno, the fans are going to eat us alive. ‘”
âIt made me more nimble on my feet, I guess,â Hemsworth added. “I needed to be with the cloak. You could see some of it Dancing with the stars quality in Thor. “
Hemsworth would reprise his role in the 2012s The Avengers, the first Marvel Studios film to gross over $ 1 billion worldwide, and 2013 Thor: The Dark World. Hemsworth’s Thor reportedly fetch over $ 1 billion gross Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, once the highest grossing film of all time. He then reunites with co-star Natalie Portman and Ragnarok director Taika Waititi in Thor: Love and Thunder, released in theaters on May 6, 2022.