Chris Hemsworth reveals the movie he thought would “end his career”
Chris Hemsworth has revealed which of his roles he feared would “ruin his career”.
In 2016, the 38-year-old actor was widely known for his turn as Thor in films of the same name as well as the avengers movies – and less known for his comedic improvisation.
Speaking in a new interview, the Aussie star admitted he suddenly doubted his acting abilities when he learned that one of his characters would have to ‘improvise’ most of his lines.
The moment of doubt came on the set of the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, in which Hemsworth played Kevin the secretary, and had to prove his acting skills in front of comedy pros like Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.
“I said to [director] Paul [Feig], ‘There’s not much on the page, like, what do you want me to do?’ He said, ‘Oh, we’ll find out when you get here,'” Hemsworth told GQ of receiving the script for the first time.
“So I said, ‘Okay, why not? Let’s go.’ And I got there, I went to the studio the day before shooting started and he handed me the script. I read the script and I said, ‘There’s still nothing here. What do I do?”
He added: “He said, ‘It’s okay, we’ll improvise and have fun. And my immediate reaction was, it’s not just the end of my career, but I’m going to ruin this movie. I’m gonna let everyone down, I’ve never done this before. What do I do ?”
Despite his concerns, the actor admitted his co-stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in the comedy “took him under their wing” and led him on a “goofy adventure to find out who his character was. .
His comments come as his new film spider headNetflix’s new sci-fi thriller, has become one of the Australian actor’s lowest-rated films, following poor critical reception.
Released earlier this month, there was a lot of hype surrounding the scary film, which drew comparisons to the hugely popular black mirror after the release of the trailer.
But on movie review site Rotten Tomatoes, spider head has a rating of only 44% at the time of writing. Worse still, on its audience rating, the adaptation of George Saunders’ dark sci-fi epic scores 35%.
A comparison to some of the 38-year-old’s other well-known films on Rotten Tomatoes shows just how poorly it has been received so far.
Thor: Ragnarokfor example, has a superb score of 93% on the tomatometer, while that of 2013 Rushwhere Hemsworth plays legendary F1 driver James Hunt, remains at 89%.
Also featuring the likes of Whiplash star Miles Teller, as well as Jurnee Smollett, it has a cast that could rival just about any other big budget movie.
And yet, for many viewers, it falls flat in some key areas, leading to a respectable – but barely adamant – rating of 5.5 out of 10 viewers on IMDb.