Chris Hemsworth absolutely nailed it in playing Thor, the God of Thunder for Avengers: Endgame. It is the most iconic movie on the planet. The world guardians facing the evil for the survival of the universe is a once in a lifetime kind of a film.
But believe it or not, a decade ago, the Australian actor nearly lost out on the role of a lifetime. He lost it to a different Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth. He is Chris’ younger brother. Liam actually came close to beating out his older brother for the chance to play Thor.
“My little brother, Liam, was in Australia and sent an audition tape across. He got a callback and then another callback. And then was down to the last, kind of, four or five people for it,” Chris said. Meanwhile, Chris was not among the few finalists for the role — at least, not at first.
While Chris felt like he “nailed” his audition with “Thor” director, he didn’t hear back about the role. Liam, on the other hand, moved on to do a screen test for the movie along with a few other actors. But Chris was locked at the end.
Both of the 6-foot-3-inch brothers were the right size for the role. But everything kind of worked out for brothers. Chris reportedly earned a $15 million payday per film for each of most recent “Avengers” movies. Meanwhile, Liam went on to star in the “Hunger Games” movie.