Chris Hemsworth in DETAILS November 2013: Playing the Same Character Can Be Mind-Numbing

Chris Hemsworth in DETAILS November 2013: Playing the Same Character Can Be Mind-Numbing

With his new superhero flick “Thor: The Dark World” set to hit theaters November 8th, Chris Hemsworth scored the cover spot of DETAILS magazine”s November 2013 issue.

While rocking a few poses for the Mark Seliger-shot spread, the 30-year-old actor chatted about his role as the thundergod and revealed the ups and downs of his busy, successful career.

Check out a few highlights from Mr. Hemsworth”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit DETAILS!

On playing Thor:
“Three and a half years playing the same character can be sort of mind-numbing. My character was in a fire, a cyclone, a helicopter crash, a plane crash. I was hoping for a big, dramatic death.”

On his career:
“I”ve worked my a** off over the years, but I can”t help but see that, relatively speaking, it all has been rather quick. No other job forces you to think about yourself this much. That”s a scary thing, because before you know it, it”s all pointed inward. You”re taught to think, “Okay, what do I want out of this scene How am I feeling here” Then it”s like, “Awww, f*** off, I.” You start to hate “I.””

On his acting luck:
“There”s brief payout, and then the bar shifts again. I think that”s human nature. It keeps you moving forward,but it needs to be tempered a bit, too. I”ve been working solidly for a couple of years now, to the point where I have to slow down and spend some time with my family. You spend so long having your hand up, saying, “C”mon, c”mon – pick me!” there”s a fear of saying no to things. It”s bred into you. I get s*** sent to me and I think, “I should probably just take this.” But now I try to say, “Hold on – do you even like it” I do have a little control now. That”s the transition – I”m not at the mercy of someone else so much.”

On taking a role in “Rush”:
“It was incredibly satisfying to be on a much more intimate set, focused on the truth of a scene, as opposed to “Now swing on a wire and smash the bad guy with your ax. The fear, the newness is what keeps you on your game.”