Often times when I speak to actors, directors, people involved in the film, they always try to take home something from set, a prop if you will. Did you manage to hypothetically borrow anything from set?
Hemsworth: God, did I? Did I steal anything? [laughs]
No, I said hypothetically. Because you would actually not take anything from the film.
Hemsworth: I never got it in the end, but when I was shooting there I got forgotten by a transpo two days in a row. Basically, they forgot to pick me up. So I turned up to work the next day and there was a mountain bike in my trailer the producers had gotten me and they said, “If we forget you again, you can ride to work.” It was kind of a punch in the face and a gift at the same time. But then I never took it away. I asked Josh [Hutcherson] about the bike the other day, because I was there for the first six weeks of the shoot and he said, “Yeah, the bike kind of went in and out of my trailer for the whole of the shoot and I just got them to send it back to my little brother, so he has it now.” And Josh said, “Are you going to take it away from a fifteen-year-old? Are you going to take a bike away from a kid?” So he has it now.
Favorite Director, actor, movie.
Hemsworth: Okay so that’s the movie and director. Favorite actor…I have so many actors. You know who I love right now is Neil Patrick Harris. [laughs] I think that dude is one of the funniest, most talented guys out there and completely underrated. I’m going to go with Neil Patrick Harris on that one.
This is obviously a big project, it's a big deal. What has surprised you the most so far about making this film and the promotion that has come with it?
Hemsworth: It’s grown more and more as time’s gone on. When I signed on, it was already big and everyone was expecting it to be big. Now, it’s even bigger than ever. I keep hearing about more craziness that’s going around it and we’re about to do this big tour that I’m very excited about. I don’t think I’ve ever promoted something as large as this, so it’s exciting. I’m extremely fortunate to be in the position I’m in.
If I’m not mistaken, you might have worked with some big action stars recently in some sequel to something that will be unnamed. What the hell was that process like for you and how exciting was it?
Hemsworth: I did, yeah. It was pretty amazing. Do you not want me to…?
No, I was just joking.
Hemsworth: [laughs] Yeah it was The Expendables 2 which I shot. Originally I was supposed to be in the first one. This was three years ago when I was in Australia. Stallone called me in Australia and asked if I wanted to be in the first one and the script ended up getting rewritten and it didn’t end up happening. But he brought me back in the second one and called me up and said he had this part and I said, “Absolutely.” Yeah, I got to be on set with a bunch of the biggest action heroes ever. It was a dream come true and pretty amazing as a young male and actor, just to be on set with those guys.
If I’m not mistaken, I was looking at the always accurate IMDb, we have Timeless, Empire State which…you know. Talk a little bit about what you have coming up and what you’re excited to make.
Hemsworth: I have Timeless, which I’ve been working with Phillip Noyce for a little while to try and get going. And then I haveEmpire State, which is the next thing I’m going to shoot. Honestly, it’s probably one of the most excited I’ve been for a project, just because I love Dito Montiel. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is one of my favorite movies if not my favorite. I’ve always liked those types of films, those gritty crime films. I just think they’re very interesting and the way he shoots things is interesting and different. Yeah, that’s going to be very cool to shoot.Click here to see the full interview.