Since it’s March and my birthday month, I was going to have a crush on that was an Aries like me, but I already crushed on Nathan Fillion in January. So, I picked the next best thing to my sweet Nathan ~ Chris Hemsworth!
For those of you who don’t know Chris, let me just say one word: Thor.
Oh, that’s right my dear friends. Chris is that hunk of burning Godliness in the film Thor and will reprise his role for this year’s Avengers and next year’s Thor 2. Let’s just hope he dumps the Natalie Portman character in that one. I love Natalie, but she looked out of place in the movie, or was that just me?
Our darling Chris is a baby compared to our other crushes thus far. He was born in Melbourne, Australia on August 11, 1983. His family lived in Melbourne and the Outback, bouncing around from one to the other, but mostly they lived in Melbourne. It wasn’t until 2004 that he finally found his career path that would lead him to the States.
Before his big breakthrough on Thor Chris acted in a long running soap opera in Australia, Home and Away from 2004 to 2007. Once he got to America, he was off and running, scoring his first movie role in CA$H just six weeks after he arrived. After that, he played George Kirk, James T. Kirk’s dad in the 2009 movie, Star Trek. Although his screen time was only a few doomed minutes, he rocked that role and totally made the whole movie, don’t you think?
Chris almost didn’t get the role of Thor, in fact his brother Liam (yes, the dude that’s dating Miley Cyrus) was in the final four, but director Kenneth Branagh (love him!) decided to look over earlier candidates and picked Chris. Yay Kenneth!
That is one fine looking God if you ask me.
Sorry Ladies, Chris is married and is expecting his first child this year. I wonder if anyone will give the little darling a hammer rattle. I totally would. 😉
Here’s a fun little fact: IMBD says that the 6’3″ Chris’ ‘trade mark’ is his ‘deep resonant voice’. Yeah, I’m thinking those people over at IMDB have never seen his bluer than blue eyes or his abs. Check out the pic and you decide. Voice or abs? Go ahead, we’ll wait.
Yeah, that’s what I thought. Totally the abs. Don’t get me wrong, his voice is amazing.
So, what’s our darling Chris up to next?
This May he reprises his role of Thor in The Avengers, starring alongside Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, and a whole bunch of other amazing actors. You know I’ll be there opening day.
After that he stars as the Huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman. I’m going to have to get over my aversion to Kristen Stewart for that one. There aren’t a lot of actors I’d go to such extremes for, but darling Chris, oh heck yes! If you can’t get enough of Thor, next year he’ll be back for Thor 2. Whoohoo!
He’s also got a few other, non Godlike or fairytale movies coming out for those of you who like action. He’ll be starring in Rush, a story about Formula One racers, which sounds really good and in 2013 he’ll be in Red Dawn. I can’t tell if it’s a remake or not. It looks kind of Warriors-ish, so I’m withholding judgment for now.
So, what do you think? Is Chris totally crush-worthy? Are you a fan of Thor? Are you like me and totally psyched to see the Avengers? I missed Chris in 2010 at Comic-Con, so I can only hope he’ll be there this year. Who knows, maybe I’ll see him AND Nathan Fillion. We can all hang out at the bar and swap war stories!
Here’s a little teaser trailer to get you ready for May…