'Thor' Star Chris Hemsworth Talks About His Title Role

Up-and-coming actor competed with his brother for the title role in Kenneth Branagh's film.

SAN DIEGO — Actor Chris Hemsworth is relatively unknown

to the greater public — but quite a few movie fans have known

Hemsworth's name for a while, thanks to his being cast


the star of "Thor." The God of Thunder is one of the most iconic

characters in the Marvel Universe, and MTV News was curious to find

out Hemsworth's path to the role.

"The very first audition I had was one of those things in amongst

several other auditions you get," Hemsworth told MTV News at San Diego

Comic-Con. "You know nothing about it, there's no script or anything

— it's very secretive. You might quickly rip through a couple of

comic books, but it's also based on instinct."

Hemsworth went on to say that he later met with director Kenneth

Branagh, and that his brother (actor Liam Hemsworth, also known as

Miley Cyrus' current squeeze) was up for the same role.

Was competing with his flesh and blood awkward?

"No, it's great," he laughed, making it clear that there is no

brotherly rivalry. "The majority of the time in this business, we're

sort of pinching ourselves."

Hemsworth added that the family support goes both ways. "I'm excited

for him and vice versa. Through that process, I was giving him advice

on what I thought Ken wanted — and then when I was in there

testing, he was doing the same."

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