admin • December 12,2014

DO YOU PROTECT YOUR LITTLE BROTHER?

Hemsworth and his two brothers are tight, their age differences serving as a natural—if not gentle—Hollywood mentoring program. Luke is 34, Chris is 31, and Liam is 24. Luke is the most recent Hollywood transplant, having moved his family from Melbourne last year. Liam has been in L.A. nearly as long as Chris—originally flown in by Marvel to screen-test for the role of Thor. He didn’t get the gig, obviously, but has managed to console himself with a starring role in the Hunger Games saga, a (now broken) engagement to Miley Cyrus, and legit teen-heartthrob status.

“I’ve watched Liam do things I did at his age, like being in relationships he shouldn’t be in, or being reckless just to prove a point. And I had no empathy. My mom had to remind me I was the same way.” In his defense Hemsworth says he got plenty of shit from Luke when he was starting out—and that it may have saved his career.

“Back when I was still on the soap, I became incredibly insecure and full of anxiety because I didn’t know if I was any good. Yet I wanted it so bad. I spent years being angsty, constantly telling people I wasn’t just part of a soap opera, that I was a real artist. And I remember Luke sort of snapping, telling me to shut up, that he was sick of hearing it.” He credits Luke for pulling him out of his head and making him a less self-conscious actor. That, and Dancing with the Stars. Hemsworth competed on the Aussie version in 2006, finishing fifth. “After that show, I could never pull the serious, self-important card again.”

http://www.gq.com/entertainment/celebrities/201501/chris-hemsworth

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