Anthony Hopkins On ‘Thor 2′: ‘I’m Having A Ball’

Ruling over Asgard isn’t the most enviable of tasks, but it also comes with its fair share of perks — like working with young up-and-comers like Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, to hear Sir Anthony Hopkins tell it.

“I’m having a ball. It’s great working with young people,” Hopkins told MTV News of his experience working on “Thor: The Dark World,” praising Hemsworth’s work specificially. “He’s a wonderful actor and a great new star.”

Hopkins, who finishes shooting at the end of the week, said that most of his scenes so far have involved only Hemsworth. “I haven’t been in the film that much,” he explained. “I’ve been in isolated scenes with Chris.”

But it’s not just the protagonist demanding the All-Father’s attention. Hopkins revealed that he’s also had “one encounter” with Christopher Eccleston, who stars in “The Dark World” as the villainous elf Malekith the Accursed.

“He’s very good,” Hopkins assessed.

As for his own costumed adventures, Hopkins is once again going the one-eyed route as Odin — a cool look on the screen, but a dangerous one on set, according to the Oscar winner.

“I lose all dimensions, so I have to be careful where I walk,” he laughed. “Movie sets can be dangerous!”

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