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Chris Hemsworth and Wife Elsa Pataky Expecting Twins

Posted by on January 17, 2014 in ,

Two bundles of joy are on the way for Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky!
A rep for the Thor star confirms to E! News that the couple is expecting twins.

HOLA! magazine first reported the happy news, revealing that the 37-year-old Spanish actress is in her third trimester and the babies are due in the spring.

The handsome pair was most recently spotted at the 71st Annual Golden Globes as they posed for photographers on the red carpet.

The smiling blond beauty dressed her growing bump in a black floor-length Paule Ka frock, while the Aussie actor sported a Dolce & Gabbana tux for the star-studded awards show. The 30-year-old star also sweetly cradled his wife’s belly.

Hemsworth’s rep confirmed in November to E! News that the Fast & Furious 6 actress is pregnant for the second time. They are already parents to 1-year-old daughter India Rose, who will turn 2 before her siblings arrive.
Hemsworth and Pataky started dating in early 2010 and married that December.

“I think [parenthood] brings out the child in all of us,” Hemsworth recently told Parade magazine. “That’s what’s so beautiful. It reminds you of the fascination you had with things and how you can spend hours just being with someone. It’s amazing.”

Hemsworth also told E! News in June that fatherhood has changed him “for the better.”

“It puts things into perspective,” he said.

Congrats to the growing family!

Source: ENews

Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky are expecting baby No.2

Posted by on November 22, 2013 in ,

Congratulations to both Chris and Elsa on baby number 2!

Chris Hemsworth and his wife are expecting their second child together, it has been confirmed to MailOnline.

The Thor: The Dark World star’s Spanish actress spouse Elsa Pataky is pregnant again, and the delighted couple cannot wait for their 18-month-old daughter India to have a younger sibling.
Spanish magazine HOLA! was first to report the news, which has now been verified by a representative for Hemsworth.

The publication reports Fast & Furious 6 star Elsa, 37, is three months into the pregnancy and is due to give birth next spring.

Australian hunk Chris, 30, previously admitted having India with Elsa – whom he married in 2010 – was the best thing to ever happen to him, despite the challenges that go with it.

He said: ‘Being a father is certainly a task. But the best one that I could ever ask for. Being home, being with the family, that’s what it’s about.

‘It makes me much more relaxed with work, because I have something that is far more important to me now.’

Elsa has also had nothing but praise for her husband’s parenting skills, saying: ‘He’s the person I feel closest to and we understand each other very well.

‘And then I see him as a great dad – it’s important to know if the person you’re with will be good at parenthood.’

The family are currently on vacation in the Canary Islands while Chris shoots his next movie project, The Heart Of The Sea.

Source: DailyMail

[News] Chris Hemsworth: Of Gods & Men

Posted by on April 25, 2012 in

Chris Hemsworth went from being an Aussie soap star to the embodiment of the Norse thunder god, nudging to the head of the pack of blond Hollywood newbies — and what killer hair!

A year after arriving in Hollywood from his native Australia, Chris Hemsworth found himself in the actor’s purgatory of unemployment for nine months. After a brief turn in the 2009 Star Trek reboot—he played Captain Kirk’s father and was killed by Romulans in the first five minutes—Hemsworth was contemplating quitting and heading back to Australia. Out of luck and work, he paid the rent by babysitting his manager’s kids. Yes, the brawny Hemsworth was a babysitter.

Just as Hemsworth’s American dream was turning into a child-rearing nightmare, Buffy the Vampire Slayer maestro, screen wizard, and all-around comic-book god Joss Whedon spotted him in the casting crowd, felt the heat of his evident star quality, and turned the spotlight on him. “Just after that period of not working,” says Hemsworth, in his preposterously low baritone, “my first job was The Cabin in the Woods, which Joss wrote and produced.” The journey proper had commenced.

The director and actor bonded, turning Whedon into the first of many blue-chip ambassadors for Hemsworth. Another director, British Shakespearean don Kenneth Branagh, demurred to Jimmy Kimmel — on casting the star in the mold-breaking superhero flick, Thor — that Hemsworth “is built like a concrete shipyard and looks very fetching with his shirt off.” But breaking out with a film like Thor can come with certain preconceptions.

“Being that size, you are very quickly stereotyped. Clearly, you can’t be talented if you’re that bulky. He’s going to be a meathead, you know?” Hemsworth muses. “You do wonder if you’ll be restricted and not allowed to do anything else. But what it gives you far outweighs those negatives. Kenneth Branagh, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins — this was not your average blockbuster superhero thing.”

Thor propelled Hemsworth to the A-list, joining an elite band of emerging leading men, a new Brat Pack looking 21st-century movie stardom, lantern-jawed, in the mirror. They might, more assiduously, be dubbed the Frat Pack—it’s not a cerebral school of acting. What it lacks of the new intellectual British school of post–Daniel Craig tortured souls (Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy), it makes up for in effortless sports-bar cheer. You’d trust every one of them with a basketball. They are adorable, in person, as on film. And Hemsworth is the most likely to break out of this mold and achieve Hollywood mega-fame.

Hemsworth’s arrival in Tinseltown was opportune, around the time Channing Tatum — a supporter and ally of both Hemsworth and his younger brother, Liam — was the alpha male of this new pack. Hemsworth is managed by the husband of Tatum’s agent, and he would frequently chase roles Tatum had turned down. “Channing made a good point about audiences these days having ADHD,” Hemsworth says. “You can’t keep away for too long. Stars are pumped out. We live in a different age. The movie is a lot bigger than the star. There are plenty of guys you can throw into action roles, but you have to capitalize on it.” And capitalize on it, Hemsworth shall.

“All this was mostly luck,” Hemsworth says of his career. Light years away from his acting drought, the 28-year-old is 2012’s poster-boy for Hollywood masculinity. As he speaks in a North London photo studio — a familiar habitat given his increasing celebrity — it’s apparent, five minutes into talking to him, that he’s possibly the straightest man alive. From his boot-cut, distressed denim and his deep voice to his shoulder-length hair (a remnant of that hammer-wielding Norse god), he has a butch construction-worker vibe — even with a ponytail.

He also has a manly reluctance to gossip or discuss his personal life. Hemsworth’s foxy Spanish wife, the actress Elsa Pataky, is expecting the couple’s first child. When asked if the baby was planned, he bats it back: “Er, yes and no. I have to be elusive about that,” he says.

This year, he’ll open two summer blockbusters, reprising the thunder god in Whedon’s The Avengers — alongside a dizzying cast of costars (such as Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, and Chris Evans) — and starring in a darkly gothic fairytale retelling, Snow White and the Huntsman. He drops a mention of being invited to a personal preview screening of the latter with his costars: “And Charlize and Kristen and I all could not believe how amazing it was.” He doesn’t mention the surnames, Theron and Stewart, because he doesn’t have to.

Hemsworth will soon wrap Ron Howard’s Rush, playing the British Formula One racing ace, James Hunt. In it, he faces his toughest test yet. We’ve seen him captivate as the action man, the living comic, the superhero, the presence. But can he inhabit a flawed antihero? “I hope so,” he says, without a trace of self-assurance. “It’s an acting thing, solely. It’s character-based.”

That he’s having a moment isn’t lost or unappreciated. “I’d love to say it’s all about hard work, and, yes, that’s a component,” Hemsworth says, “but I know so many actors who are hard workers who it’s just not happening for. I’m not about to complain.”

Hemsworth has a judicious balance of humility and ambition. He gets a little “aw, shucks” shy at any mention of his evident physical advantage. His ego is in direct in verse to his musculature. He is a man’s man with enough sensitivity to appeal to the girls and gays. Onscreen, he’s possessed of the unique ability to make superheroes look human. And being simultaneously hard and soft is tougher than he makes it look.

When asked when he was first aware of being looked at, he flips the question back. “That’s… interesting,” he muses, as if he has never considered it before. But a good-looking man gets looked at, surely? “It’s so easy to sound fake sincere when you talk about looks or whatever, but I never thought, Oh yeah, great, I look like this, therefore I ought to get that. We all have the same insecurities.”

Hemsworth was brought up the middle child of three brutally handsome, strapping, field-hand-type brothers in Melbourne, Australia. He spent his young life between suburbia and the Outback, where the family decamped to a farming community in the Northern Territory. “My mum always used to say to me that, out of her three boys, ‘Chris, you were the girl,’ ” he recalls. “I’d speak to her about far more things than [my brothers] would and far more things than she needed to hear about, too. I was a chatty kid.”

Chris’s first break was a role in the Australian soap opera, Home and Away, where he played a troubled teen. Previous alumni of the show include Russell Crowe, Heath Ledger, Melissa George, Guy Pearce, and True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten, lending a strange Hollywood pedigree to graduating from this shallow parochial drama pool. “I was able to make mistakes, and no one gave a shit about me,” Hemsworth says. “You come to America, and, if you do a big TV show, then you can be overexposed, or old, before you’re new. You get the positives from an Australian soap without the negatives.” As a result, Hemsworth arrived in L.A. in peak physical condition with three years grueling daily acting experience. Or, as he puts it, “I had done a lot of nothing.”

His younger sibling, Liam, joined Chris in Hollywood not long after and is currently starring in The Hunger Games. “I’m reminded, now that my little brother’s working a lot, how much more interesting he is,” he says, humbly. “So I give him a punch when I see him.”

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Brothers battle royale: Two Hemsworths enter; one Hemsworth leaves?

Posted by on April 17, 2012 in ,

Liam and Chris Hemsworth are on the verge of something highly improbable, if not totally unprecedented. Not only did both brothers hit the genetic lottery, but both are essential components of enormous studio franchises that will dominate the box-office this year. Liam, 22, laid the foundation for his character, Gale, in The Hunger Games, and has a role in the upcoming AARP action film, Expendables 2. Chris, 28, is, literally, a Norse god, playing Thor again in The Avengers, as well as the Huntsman in the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman.

What makes the Hemsworths’ current success so unusual is that it seems to contradict one of the quirky unwritten laws of Hollywood stardom, which seems to predicate that when brothers experience some renown in the movie business, one of them absorbs the celebrity and enormous success while the other operates in the shadows. Jeff and Beau Bridges. Matt and Kevin Dillon. Alec and Every Other Baldwin. (In a way, it’s not unlike Sith lords.)

It seems to be different for siblings of the opposite sex — Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine — and even sisters like the Redgraves. Perhaps it’s because once one brother becomes a “name” and personality, the other is handicapped by association and a too-similar persona. (Though being Oscar-nominee Randy Quaid’s brother didn’t seem to hinder Dennis.) Since the Hemsworth’s are arriving at relatively the same time, it will be most interesting to see which will emerge as the Alpha Aussie as their careers unfold. The brothers both seem to have stardom written all over them, so maybe they’re the exception to the rule? Or like the Wilson brothers — who once seemed equally poised for a similarly degree of parallel success, albeit in comedies — will they establish their Down Under version of an Owen/Luke pecking order.

Brothers have been known to co-exist professionally (Casey Affleck has the Oscar nom for acting, not Ben) but do you think there’s anything to this unwritten sibling-rivalry law? And if so, which Hemsworth do you think will prevail in the long run?

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‘Avengers’: Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans want Marvel sequel cameos

Posted by on April 17, 2012 in , , , ,

Avengers stars Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans have expressed interest in making cameo appearances in future Marvel Studios sequels.

The actors told MTV that they would like to reprise their roles in films such as Thor 2 and Captain America 2, but did not offer official confirmation that this will happen.

Hemsworth, who portrays the titular thunder god in Thor, also offered his thoughts on the potential direction of the Alan Taylor-helmed follow-up.

“Certainly the first one left with Thor needing to get back to earth and see Jane but there will be bigger problems as usual,” he said. “But my big concern is how is Thor going to come to earth and not call upon the rest of his buddies now?

“That will be the trick to conveniently kind of skewer them off to different sides of the globe.”

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige previously confirmed that Thor 2 will feature a “big villain” from the Marvel Comics universe alongside Tom Hiddleston’s returning Loki.

Thor 2 is slated for release on November 15, 2013, while Captain America 2 is slated for April 4, 2014.

Watch a clip of Evans and Hemsworth together in action in The Avengers below:

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Review: Cabin in the Woods Is “Fresh and Savvy” Horror Flick

Posted by on April 13, 2012 in ,

Expect the unexpected in Cabin in the Woods!

Between filming Thor and The Avengers, Australian hunk Chris Hemsworth tested his skills in the horror film, Cabin in the Woods, that has finally found its way to the big screen.

Writer Josh Whedon’s fresh and savvy take on the horror genre is tough to accurately detail without entreating into Spoilerville, but here goes:

Five college kids, including a jock (Hemsworth) and his slinky girl-friend (Anna Hutchison), head up to, yes, a cabin in the woods. They rave about being “off the grid,” completely unaware that they’re being targeted.
That’s when the ingenious twists kick in.

The clever Scream-like tone allows for laughs (really!), gasps and a whole new appreciation for all things scary.
Cabin in the Woods is rated R and opens in theaters Friday. Us Weekly gives the film 3 1/2 out of 4 stars.

Tell Us: Will you be seeing Cabin in the Woods this weekend? [xx]