Chris Hemsworth interview: Men in Black: International

“A lot of it has a lot to do with being with my wife who means so much to me and also the people you surround yourself with…I have a fantastic family who have taught me to be modest.”

Post-Avengers, Chris Hemsworth is lending his talents to another iconic Hollywood series, Men in Black. Here, he talks about his career progression, famous family, and desire to stay in his native Australia…


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Q: Chris, what is like working on your new film franchise, Men in Black?

HEMSWORTH: We’ve tried to keep the same level of humour that the previous films had as well as make our story unique. I’ve never had more fun than I did on this film and working with Tessa (Thompson) again has been a blast – we were able to reconnect right away.

Q: You’ve mentioned in previous interviews that you almost came close to quitting Hollywood because of how your career stagnated before landing Thor?

HEMSWORTH: It was hard. I had a huge amount of anxiety when I was auditioning and that just got worse and worse the more I heard the word, “No.” I did a lot of soul searching on a number of occasions where I asked myself, “Why am I doing this? What’s my motivation?”

To be honest, it was to look after my family. I love acting, but I needed to make sure I was taking care of them. I kept reminding myself of that.

Q: Does living in Australia also help as opposed to the kind of attention that you would receive and expose your family to if you lived in Los Angeles?

HEMSWORTH: Moving back to Australia was a very good decision for us. There I can be with people and talk about things that have nothing to do with the film business. That’s almost impossible in Los Angeles where there’s rarely a moment where you can forget that you’re an actor.


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