We鈥檙e just a few months shy of the latest installment of the Thor movie franchise, Thor: Ragnarok, and star Chris Hemsworth is starting to make the rounds to promote the film. In a new interview for W Magazine, the action hero revealed that even though he thought he was perfect for the role of the Norse God of Thunder, casting agents initially called back his younger brother Liam instead. (We鈥檙e shook too.)

During his chat with interviewer Lynn Hirschberg, Hemsworth recalled auditioning for director Kenneth Brannagh. 鈥淚 remembered reading the breakdown for Thor and it said, 鈥楳ust be over 6鈥3鈥 and 200 pounds,鈥 and so on. I thought, 鈥極h cool. This is the one thing that sort of fits me,'鈥 he said, adding that because of his stature, he usually had to lie about his size to avoid being typecast as a football player or meathead. Although the elder Hemsworth thought he鈥檇 slayed his audition, he never heard back from Brannagh.

Later, while he was filming Cabin in the Woods in Vancouver, Canada, his younger brother Liam sent in a tape from back home in Australia, which earned him multiple callbacks. Hemsworth thought his chances were sunk.

After producers passed on the top five candidates (including Liam), they asked Hemsworth to audition while still in Vancouver, and history was made, with a little help from the boys鈥 mother, Leonie.

鈥淪o I did an audition in Vancouver in this hotel room with my mum reading Anthony Hopkins鈥 part. She must have nailed it because it got me back in the room and that second audition was a lot different than my first one,鈥 he recalled. 鈥淚 came in kind of with a little, I guess, motivation and maybe frustration that my little brother had gotten further than me. It鈥檚 a little family; sibling rivalry sort of kicked up in me. Then it moved pretty quick from there. It was cool.鈥

During the interview, he also shared that he has Thor鈥檚 hammer, Mj枚lnir, in his home, and that there鈥檚 one scene in the first Thor movie where his wife, Elsa Pataky, got to stand in for his leading lady, Natalie Portman.

鈥淭he director comes up to me and he says, 鈥楽o, basically, it鈥檚 just the final kiss of the movie. You have to kiss Natalie, but she鈥檚 not here, so we brought in these girls,'鈥 the director told Hemsworth, asking who he鈥檇 prefer to kiss. 鈥淎nd they had these young ladies 鈥 who were all wonderful 鈥 and I said, 鈥楳y wife鈥檚 around the corner. Let鈥檚 get her in and she鈥檚 the same height and I won鈥檛 have to explain to her what I鈥檝e been doing at work from having to kiss someone else.鈥 So she came in and that鈥檚 the final kiss in that movie is between my wife and I.鈥

That鈥檚 some superhero-level romance right there.

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