Chris Hemsworth says he almost lost the "Thor" role to his little brother Liam
There are some people in the world who only know Chris Hemsworth as Thor. Tell them he’s Miley Cyrus’ soon to be brother-in-law or let them know he shined as a doofy secretary in the Ghostbusters remake, and you draw blank stares. Chris Hemsworth IS the role, so when we learned that his little brother Liam was getting more callbacks for Thor, we were dumbfounded.
As Chris tells the story, he and his brother BOTH auditioned for the part, with Chris immediately getting cut and Liam going on to become one of the top five contenders for the iconic role.
Chris tells the whole ordeal to W Magazine in his own words.
Then he learned that Liam had sent in a taped audition from Australia and Chris says, “he got a callback and another callback and then was down to the last four or five people for it.”
Chris continued with his life, he went to Vancouver to shoot The Cabin in the Woods which is when the Cabin director was reading the trades and saw who the top five guys for Thor were and asked Chris, “Why aren’t you in the mix here, what happened?” To which Chris told him, “I dunno, blew my audition I guess?”
And that’s when his story takes off:
And the rest, they say, is history.