CHRIS HEMSWORTH’S RISE INTO STARDOM
Avengers star Chris Hemsworth concedes he almost stopped acting directly before the-then little-known actor got the lead role in 2011’s Thor.
Hemsworth had a small role in 2009’s Star Trek reboot. Here, he showed up in its early minutes as the bound dad to Kirk (Chris Pine). He disclosed to Men’s Health his sprouting career eased back to a crawl just before he was propelled into superstardom.
Hemsworth was then best known for playing Kim Hyde across almost 200 episodes of long-running sope opera Home and Away in Australia. He turned out to be “super active with auditions” over an eight-month time period. Even developing “increasingly on edge, to the point where I couldn’t harness that energy.”
From that point, Hemsworth’s stardom increased after Marvel’s 2012 billion dollars grosser The Avengers solidified the MCU as a heavyweight franchise.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH AND MCU:
Hemsworth returned as the Asgardian Avenger in 2013’s Thor: The Dark World and 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. He showed his comedic ability in the 2015 reboot of Vacation before taking the show again in 2016’s Ghostbusters reboot. He showed up as an inept and stupid but-beautiful secretary-turned-Ghostbuster wannabe in the film.
His turns in parody patched up his very own Marvel franchise. He proved it in Taika Waititi- coordinated Thor: Ragnarok — the franchise’s greatest entertainer yet at $853 million around the world.
Hemsworth proceeded to use second billing — after just Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. — in the last spring’s Avengers: Infinity War, the first superhero film to win more than $2 billion in box office receipts to wind up the fourth most grossing film ever.
BECOMING A FAN-FAVOURITE:
Hemsworth next repeats as Thor in Avengers: Endgame, out April 26.Then he will join Ragnarok co-star Tessa Thompson to launch a revival of the Men In Black franchise June 14.