When he’s not Thor, Chris Hemsworth plays daddy
By CINDY PEARLMAN For Sun-Times Media November 4, 2013 8:53PM
Chris Hemsworth stars in “Thor: The Dark World.”
Updated: November 7, 2013 9:54PM
TORONTO — It’s easy to bring the hammer down on Thor. Chris Hemsworth’s tough-guy demeanor melts into an aw-shucks grin when you mention his 18-month-old baby India.
Does the big-screen superhero change dirty diapers?
“Of course,” he boasts. “I don’t change clean ones!”
He did put down the powder and the nappies long enough to film the much-awaited sequel “Thor: The Dark World” (opening Friday). The occasional Avenger must fight off the baddies while reuniting with his true love, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), and coming to terms with his troubling adoptive brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston).
“You would do anything for a brother, but at the same time the simplest things annoy you,” says the brother of Liam “Hunger Games” Hemsworth. “You can’t get a few steps down the road without someone pushing the other one or an elbow to the ribs. That’s just guys. That’s me with my brothers.”
The 30-year-old sex symbol doesn’t have much time to hang out with the boys. He’s also working on “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the Michael Mann computer hacking movie “Cyber” and the Ron Howard historical epic “Heart of the Sea.”
A little of his hunkiness will be gone for that last one, about a whaling ship stranded at sea in 1820. “I had to lose more weight than I’ve done before in my life,” he says. “All of us go down to some ridiculous calorie intake, but it wasn’t so bad. The project and working with Ron was worth it.”
Life off screen is all about his actress wife, Elsa Pataky, and their baby.
“My life is pretty insane now. The adrenaline is up,” he says. “I think it’s good to look at your life as full steam ahead. But it’s always great to come home to my girls. They’re everything.”
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