Text: The Interview People. Image: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images
BNE July/August 2015 |
Q: Does she recognise you on screen yet?
My wife and I are asking ourselves the same
question. She saw the fighting scene between Iron
Man and Thor on TV, and she pointed at Thor
and kept saying “Papa, Papa”, so she must know
that it’s me – and then she said “ouchy” when I
got beaten up.
Q: You are best known as Thor. Are you
scared to be typecast as the superhero?
A little bit. Especially in the beginning, but
at the same time Thor gave me a lot of new
opportunities. I love being Thor. I am a big fan of
the Avengers. It’s been fun.
Q: What kind of movies do you like?
I like epic movies. I like
, I love
the fantasy aspect in movies. I also like movies
that touch my heart. I remember when
came out. It was right at a time when I was
breaking up with a girlfriend. So I went out and
just drank a lot of wine, inspired by that movie.
Q: Your wife Elsa is from Spain. Do your
kids learn how to speak Spanish?
My mum is learning Spanish and talks to them
in Spanish. I teach them Australian. I don’t think
my talent lies in learning another language.
Q: You and your wife are pretty athletic. Do
you ever work out together?
Yes, we do. We have a little gym at home where
we work out together. And Elsa is trying to talk
me into horseback riding. But I am not really
made for horses, I think. I’d rather go out into
Q: Being one of three brothers, how
competitive are you guys with each other?
Well, we are competitive, but it’s not about jobs.
I wish both of them all the success they deserve,
but when it comes to sports like surfing or rugby,
yeah, that’s when we become little boys again,
that’s when we do get very competitive with each
other – but it’s all in good spirits. It never gets
nasty – well, maybe sometimes (laughs).