It’s been over a decade since Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston first played brothers in 2011 Thor. The actors came to the franchise as relative strangers, and it changed their lives forever. While filming the first part, they couldn’t help but wonder how well the audience would take it. And they still remember when it dawned on them Marvel movie was special.
The two actors play brothers in “Thor”
When Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston landed their roles as Thor and Loki, the actors weren’t household names. According to Entertainment Weekly, Hemsworth’s biggest claim to fame was a small role in 2009 star trek film, while Hiddleston had mainly worked in theatre.
but Thor Producers gave the two newcomers a shot, and it paid off for everyone involved. The film was a huge success; Over a decade later, the two have appeared in many Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
Hemsworth recently returned to his career-defining role in Thor: Love and Thunderwhile Hiddleston has his own series, Lokion Disney+.
Despite each actor’s talents, the bold casting choice wouldn’t have worked if they couldn’t play brothers convincingly. Luckily, they seemed ready to do it from the start.
Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston on ‘Thor’: ‘I think it’s going to be very special’
In an interview for Vanity Fair, Chris Hemsworth shared when he and Tom Hiddleston first realized the film was going to be a hit. They spent some time off with the cast at director Kenneth Branagh’s house, and the two actors began talking about the project. They seemed to come to the same conclusion: “Wow, I think this is going to be really special.”
“And there he and I were, two young actors, saying, ‘Wow, that’s it. That could be our big hit,” said Hemsworth. “‘This could be our big moment.'”
It didn’t take long to see evidence that they were right. While Hemsworth and Hiddleston’s appearance at Comic-Con, a Thor Trailer played in front of at least 2,000 spectators.
“At the end the crowd erupted and they screamed and cheered and stuff like that,” Hemsworth recalled. “And at that moment I was really like, ‘Oh, wow. I think this will work.’”
He was right – their fans continue to worship the two Asgardian brothers. Although Loki is unlikely to appear Thor: Love and ThunderPremiering in theaters July 8, fans will be watching to see where their adventures take them next.
Although Loki appears to be dead in Thor’s timeline, anything is possible in the MCU. Maybe the brothers will see each other again.
Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston bonded immediately
Although Thor and Loki have had some intense conflicts along the way, they also share a deep bond as brothers. The actors who play them also share this closeness – but without the struggles. According to Metro, this has several advantages.
“We were lucky from the start,” explained Hiddleston. “We just had chemistry and the same kind of enthusiasm.”
Not only does their bond make working on set more enjoyable, but it also appears to improve their performance.
“Acting is about what happens in the space between people, and the more you trust each other, the deeper you can go,” Hiddleston explained. “When I’m on set with Chris, I return whatever he serves and he returns. And that is the joy for me.”
Of course, the two actors experienced this connection in front of viewers, so that’s what they noticed first Thor was not your average movie.
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