Chris Hemsworth, scruffy vs. pretty: which would you rather?

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We’ve had a few requests for Chris Hemsworth coverage lately, and I am all too happy to comply, since every time I see any trailers or clips for The Avengers, I find myself moronically smiling at the screen and drooling, “Hiiii Thor.” Of course, there’s a lot of eye candy to be found in this movie, and fans of Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans are certainly delighting in their recent press rounds as well. For me though, this has gradually become a movie that is all about Thor, and I’ve become fascinated with Hemsworth’s ability to morph between impossibly pretty boy and scruffy, long-haired Norse god. In fact, I’ve grown a little bit frustrated while trying to choose between the two alter egos, so it’s rather nice that the May issue of InStyle features both incarnations of the man. Here are some excerpts and a few words from Chris’ female co-stars as well:

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On playing Thor the second time around: “The first day on The Avengers was a trip because I walk on set, an there’s Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Sam Jackson — and not only are all these actors together, they’re in costume. So you’ve got Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, and Nick Fury!”

Was it like Halloween? “No, it’s actually the first time you fit in. If you’re shooting a scene where everybody else is in civilian clothes, you certainly feel like you’re different. But when everyone is dressed up as well, in some odd way it’s like, ‘Hey, this is the norm.’”

He’s got a baby on the way: “It’s fantastic. My wife [actress Elsa Patsky] is a strong Spanish woman.”

Scarlett Johansson on Chris: “His style is laid-back beach boy peppered with Norse god. But the coolest thing about Chris is his unabashed enthusiasm for ‘Dancing with the Stars.’”

Natalie Portman on Chris: “Chris is so down-to-earth. He doesn’t need to be the center of attention, the way a lot of actors do. He listens well and is genuinely sweet and generous. He loves to laugh and is just fun to be around.”

Charlize Theron on Chris: “You can spot Chris from a mile away — not only because of his good looks but because of an overwhelming warmth that pours from him. He is, simply put, a great guy.”

[From InStyle]

Everyone who encounters Chris seems to have the same positive opinion of him. Too bad he’s taken, right? But I bet that he and Elsa will have a really gorgeous baby together, and I love what he says about her in this interview.

In the meantime, The Avengers is tracking so hard with audiences and advance ticket sales that it’s being describedas the most anticipated of the summer” over even The Dark Knight Rises. Some people are even wondering if this will turn out to be a not-so-brotherly box-office between Chris and Liam since The Avengers may open even higher than The Hunger Games‘ opening weekend. Naturally, I imagine that Chris and Liam are both excited for the other’s success, and both movies are franchises that are a much larger ballgame than either of these two actors. However, it goes without saying that I am Team Thor over Team Gale anyday.

As a final note, Chris will be appearing on this evening’s edition of “Nightline” with the rest of The Avengers cast. Topics of discussion will include the mini-air-conditioning unit that Chris wore underneath his Thor suit while filming. Because you know, he’s so damn hot.

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chris hemsworth

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Photos courtesy of InStyle and AllMoviePhoto

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  1. katie says:

    All of him. Pretty, scruffy, dirty… it matters not. He’s gorgeous.

  2. Chatcat says:

    I am a scruff woman all the way so long hair and 2 day beard are all good as far as I’m concerned! And I’ve said on here before, I am not normally initally attracted to light hair but somehow this kid draws me in…maybe it’s that same karma that turns me off to Hamm. Wonder if I’d get the same impression if I met both in person…hmmmmmm

  3. Tiffany27 says:

    He was ok in Thor, but I came away from that movie with crazy love for Tom Hiddleston. He’s hotter I think.

  4. FFS says:

    Team Loki!

    So stoked for this movie.

  5. CG says:

    I always thought Liam was the hotter Hemsworth. Then I saw Thor. I still wouldn’t turn Liam down, but I will take Chris any way, any day, any how. Scruffy, pretty, superhero’d, whatever. Damn, he’s fine!

    • pinns says:

      OMG, I feel rather stupid. I saw Hunger Games on Tuesday and couldn’t let on to my date that I thought Gale was flippin’ lovely.

      Then I saw Cabin in the Woods yesterday (with an Avengers trailer before) and got all excited at My Thor Hottie on the big screen again…

      I had NO idea they were related (doh!) till I read your comment!!

      I feel slightly tawdry now… Oh, wait a minute – no I don’t…!!!

  6. bkiddo3880 says:

    I’ll take him any way I can.

  7. Naye in VA says:

    im not into beefcake but my mom and i both said wow every time the boy even flexed a muscle. seriously watched all of Thor just to see if he would take his shirt off again lol. it was pretty good though. i think he’ll have a lot of screen time since the villian is Thors brother

    • Rin says:

      No kidding, my super angelic 8 year old saw Thor and she looks at me, blushes, and asks if I could replay the part where he is putting a shirt on.

      That’s how hot he is.

      • truthSF says:

        I love your story, I’m totally LMFAO on this one. But damn, now I have to fight 8 year olds to get to my man.

        And I would like to request Chris as the huntsman dragging me through the forest to our secret hiding place where he could work me over all day/night loooonnnnngg!!!

        p.s. Did anyone see him dancing on DWTS Australia, white boy can move those hips! I want him now. :(

  8. Michele says:

    I’ll take him scruffy and pretty. He’s really hot looking either way and he also seems like a sweet guy. Whenever I see pictures of him and his pregnant wife, they seem really loved up and happy together. I can’t wait to see him in The Avengers. He looks so hot with the longer hair.

  9. jesstar says:

    Any which way and every way in between!

  10. Eve says:

    Doesn’t do anything for me. Oh, and I wanted to post this:


  11. serena says:

    What version would I rather do? Simple: both.

  12. Kim says:

    He is adorable in the Cabin in the Woods – which is a fantastic movie, IMO.

  13. lani says:

    I thought he looked like an albino gorilla in Thor posters, but he was really hot in motion in that movie.

  14. Hope says:

    Scruffy, All. Day. LOOOOOONG!

  15. Nanz01 says:

    There is a certain level of pretty that can’t go scruffy. Chris Hemsworth is that level of pretty. Like Heath Ledger could be both, right? Because he wasn’t too pretty or too scruffy. He was mid-range. I just got really, really sad.

    Anyhoosy, having said that about Chris Hemsworth, he’s hot, regardless.

  16. Monkey Jim says:

    Yes, please. I’m also glad it seems to be happening for him as he seems like a decent hardworking chap.

  17. Candyland says:

    I don’t do pretty. Scruffy look is yummy but add a little bit of hot, sexy sweat.

  18. Reece says:

    I only want to play with Thor’s hammer.
    Not a euphemism.

  19. Ell says:

    He’s come a long way since Home and Away. He was always easy on the eye but I didn’t imagine he’d go far because he couldn’t act for toffee.

    Anyway times have changed, I’m happy for him, he always seems like a nice guy.

  20. Jenna says:

    I’ll take him any and every way, please and thank you. Unf.

  21. LeeLoo says:

    I love my men with scruff. So much so that I’m a scruff snob. With a few exceptions (and Fassy is fast becoming one of those exceptions), a man’s scruf level is my #1 turn on. So I looooove Chris when he has the scruffy stubble and long hair going on. He does NOTHING for me without the scruff.

  22. mollie says:

    Holy smokes.

  23. Nicole says:

    Yum love him!!! Luv Liam to

  24. little-red says:

    I remember seeing Thor in the theatre. In the scene where he walks in the room shirtless…you could hear the sighs in the audience. He is gorgeous any which way, but I like long hair and scruffy

  25. Ally says:

    50 Shades of Grey….he’d be good. Meow.

  26. Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

    Just saw him in Cabin in the Woods last weekend and seriously, he’s just soooo gorgeous it doesn’t matter what his style is.

  27. birdie says:

    Tom Hiddleston is way hotter to me. But Chris is a hottie,too.

  28. foozy says:

    who cares! he’s soooo cute. better looking that his brother!

  29. Marianne says:

    I find him a lot more attractive when he has the long hair.

  30. ThirdChris says:

    I don’t care. Either way. And while I’m at it, I’ll take his brother, too.

  31. germasian says:

    Mmmmm…the scruffier the better :)

  32. Jessica says:

    How bout both, at the same time??

  33. Bek says:

    I’ve loved Chris since he was in H&A as Kip. Or was is Kim? As you can tell, I only looking at the eye candy that is Chris. I’m so pleased he’s making it in HW.