Natalie Portman and Kat Dennings clearly have some chemistry, something that was on full display during their interview with Splash Page editor Rick Marshall at this year’s Comic-Con. The two gleefully described their “Thor” characters of Jane Foster and Darcy “the gnome helper” (watch the video and you’ll see what we mean), but they also had plenty of thoughts to share on the God of Thunder himself.
Portman and Dennings described their experience working with Chris Hemsworth, the bearded Australian actor starring as Thor in Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming Marvel film. According to the actresses, their initial work with Hemsworth had the actor performing entirely in civilian clothes — and when he finally stepped out as Thor, the two of them were thunder-struck, to say the least.
“We worked with him for like three weeks or a month when he was just a human wearing his own clothes,” said Portman. “When he’s on Earth, he just wears normal clothes. Then all of the sudden one day he had the whole codpiece and cape! And I was like, ’You’ve been hiding this from us?'”
As for Dennings’ reaction to seeing Hemsworth in all of his Thor regalia? Let’s just say that the actress made a gesture with her microphone that isn’t quite fit for print —but you can see it for yourself in the video. In fact, Portman described the gesture as worthy of an award for “Best Use Of A Microphone.”
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