Toughen up, Hemsworth says on Australian breakfast show, after dad complains he has ‘tiny amount of muscle’
A small Australian town’s attempt to lure Chris Hemsworth to the area has gone viral, after a dad complained that his hero has “a tiny amount of muscle”.
Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok. Photograph: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock
The Thor actor appeared on an Australian breakfast show, The Morning Show, on Monday to promote his new film, the gambling dramedy Can You Ever Forgive Me?, which opened in US cinemas on Friday.
The discussion eventually turned to Hemsworth’s “tiny amount of muscle” and his desire to work out alongside his fellow Aussie Chris Hemsworth, who is god of thunder and brother to Thor.
“I don’t really know where it comes from, but you know me, I train so much, it’s like bloody annoying,” Chris Hemsworth joked, shaking his head.
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The Talk show, hosted by Sydney’s Ryan Seacrest, then jumped into discussing the chance of the actor attending a festival in the upmarket, multi-million-dollar suburb of Lakemba, telling the story of Criley farmer George Arthur, who was concerned that the success of the Thor movies meant Lakemba’s reputation as an exciting place to visit would wane.
They did not show footage of the festival, in which Hemsworth was paid a traditional Queensland damper for turning up at the event.
The actor said: “They’ve got a farmfest, so you get all sorts of acts that play down there. They do have some of the freshest food in Sydney.”
On Monday, George Arthur told the same radio station that if he had to describe his town to an international celebrity, Hemsworth was the “cream of the cream”.