Chris Hemsworth unleashes his inner pimp in Prestige mag: would you hit it?

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth covers the October issue of Prestige Hong Kong, which is the “Movers and Shakers” issue, and Chris is definitely shaking it in the photoshoot. Usually, I would so totally hit this, but even I’m a bit skeptical where these pictures are concerned. Most of them aren’t bad, and I do appreciate that this isn’t the standard beefcakey, GQ-type spread. The journalist also makes special note of the fact that the shoot took place in record time, which she states as unequivocal evidence of the “actor’s easygoing nature.” Sure, I’ll buy that Chris is very laid back, but maybe he just wanted to get this crap over with too. Kaiser and I can’t stop giggling over the fact that he looks like a pimp in this jacket on the left. Horrible, right? Here are some interview excerpts:

Chris Hemsworth

Working with “Game of Thrones” director Alan Taylor on Thor 2: “I love the way he adds an incredibly organic element to the fantastical world of “Thrones,” and I think that’s what Thor could benefit from. It’s grounded in reality, no matter how mythical or science-fiction-like it becomes. There’s a truth to it all. Certainly, working with him now, you can see he doesn’t want Thor or the Asgardians to seem like some distant race or god-like. He still wants them to be relatable.”

On juggling work & family: “It’s tough, certainly. When you’re all in one place, it’s like a normal job. The hours can be inconsistent, but at least when you come home at night, the family’s there. The toughest thing is the press tours and the travel, which fortunately is only a couple of times a year for a couple of weeks at a time. So the time I’m away from them can be minimal. What will become harder is if my wife and I are both working at the same time in different countries — that’s what we’re going to try not to do. But, sometimes there’s an opportunity that arises for both of you which you can’t say no to. At the moment we’re lucky; it’s early days for us anyway.”

On adjusting to be fame: “The biggest change to be honest — I mean, yeah, people recognise you — but the most rewarding thing is being able to pick and choose who I want to work with. You have the opportunity to try and get in contact with people that you might not have had access to before. That’s what you want; you want freedom and choice, in the industry and anything you do in life.”

On being typecast as a shirtless beefcake: “It’s funny, you have one scene in the movie [Thor] where you have your shirt off, then you do a press tour and it’s like, ‘So you spend the whole time in the film with your shirt off.’ It was all of 10 seconds. So it can overshadow things. It is what it is, and that was what that character called for. But no, there’s no complaint about it. It becomes a challenge because you then have to be smart about what you pick after that; you want to show range. I don’t just want to do action films.”

Why he doesn’t do Twitter: “I think there’s a danger of being overexposed with that stuff. The mystery of who you are is what keeps people interested in wanting to see you on the screen. Also, it’s easier for them to believe you as that character if they don’t know too much about you. It’s hard not to be overexposed these days with the Internet, and especially when you do a tour for something like The Avengers or Snow White, where you’re contracted to do an incredible amount of press. Besides, I’d rather be hanging out with my family than updating to people I don’t know about what I had for lunch. Also, there are so many fake ones out there, which is pretty frustrating.”

What does he do in his spare time? “At the moment, hang out with my little baby. It’s fascinating watching her; every day there’s something different. Now she’s becoming more and more aware of the world and that’s incredible. Also I surf, train and see movies: regular stuff. My wife and I are pretty outdoorsy and adventurous; we like to keep moving.”

[From Prestige Hong Kong]

Chris sounds truly grateful for his success, and he doesn’t complain at all about the trappings of fame, which would have been an easy trap for many actors in response to the same question. However, I am stumbling over Chris’ claim that he and wife Elsa Pataky are “outdoorsy and adventurous,” but he doesn’t seem to realize that her idea of embracing the outdoors involves (allegedly) calling the paps. That’s not a terribly nice thing for me to say about Elsa, and maybe all those photo ops are merely a case of the couple getting stalked by the paps. Clearly, that’s what Chris thinks is going on, so I guess we’ll just go with that. He’s happy, so we should be happy for him, right?

Chris Hemsworth

Chris also covers the latest issue of Prestige Indonesia too. No pimp daddy look here, thank goodness.

Chris Hemsworth

Photos courtesy of Prestige Hong Kong and Prestige Indonesia

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  1. Mimi says:

    I have never heard about this magazine.

  2. marie says:

    I wish more actors would follow his line of thinking with Twitter, stop it..

    And all he needs is a cane and he’d be big pimpin.. I’d still hit it though.

  3. T.C. says:

    Lol pimp daddy all the way. He sounds down to earth and normal for an actor. Not full of himself and bitching about fame. Is his wife American?

  4. pretty says:

    omg, he really looks like George W Bush.

  5. Laura says:

    I like him as an actor — but I never quite got the sex appeal around him? His eyes seem a little strangely spaced and squinty for my liking :(

    • Me Too says:

      I guess he’s okay as an actor but he doesn’t do anything for me looks wise. Same for Channing. They both have that squinty eyed look. And, they seem blah. The photos above don’t work because they’re not real. He’s not able to pull off the whatever the hell look that magazine was going for…actually makes me like him a little more.

  6. FreeSpiritedGirl says:

    Oh God, never! He looks like my big brother. :/

  7. serena says:

    LOL weird photos. Anyway I really like him, he seems like a relly good and genuine man.

    I’m worried with the ‘not only action movies’ line…please never never never do a romcom Chris!!!

  8. Talie says:

    Yeah, I don’t know what to think of him and Elsa…if the baby wasn’t there, I wouldn’t give it very long.

  9. bej says:

    Don’t get his appeal. I know the hair is for Thor, but it’s gross. Can’t handle long blonde haired guys. Maybe it’s also the fact that a lot of the Aussie guys that have made a name for themselves internationally lately, all kind of look the same. And they are just so basic, common and so ‘Home & Away’ (Aussie soap)

  10. Micki says:

    If I have a drink first
    I don’t usually go for blond men but would gladly have him over Alex Scarsgard.

  11. MonicaQ says:

    Until he smacks me Mjollnir, I’d beat it like a drum.

    Doesn’t help that my absolute favorite comic is Thor. I’ve read it for 23 years, still love it.

  12. Cathy says:

    He’s handsome and everything, but he doesn’t do a thing for my lady parts. Hmmmm, I don’t know why but he just doesn’t turn me on.

  13. Jenna says:

    Yeah, I’d probably hit it. Though…I’m back to loving Tom Hardy…HARD! Oh my UNF! :D

    P.S. Eve, did you watch the brilliance that is ‘Stuart: A Life Backwards’ yet?!

  14. Relli says:

    Always, without a doubt. In fact i just watched the Avengers last night, and he was the last thing i saw before i closed my eyes….

  15. Feebee says:

    I can see his attractiveness but it’s a no from me.

    The photo shoot went quickly because he was easygoing? How about just a professional. Maybe they’re so used to divas that it’s a surprise when someone comes in and gets on with it.

    Does his wife get work? Obviously not in the US/UK if it’s in a different country from him. I guess she’s _______ in Europe?

    I agree with the Twitter comments relating to Hiddleston… not advocating he needs to give it up just use it more judiciously.

    • French says:

      I agree with you about Chris Hemsworth, he seems to be a good guy but something is missing and for his wife the last time I saw her in France it was with a french “actor” Michael Youn.
      and about my future husband Hiddleston, you’re absolutely right I’m going to do something about that :) , I don’t understand this obsession with twitter, facebook….

    • j.eyre says:

      I agree with you both – attractive but not on the Hit List. In that third photo he looks confused, which does nothing to assuage his “beefcake” image. I would certainly hang him on the wall to admire, though.

      As for Hiddleston, the poor boy just has so much to say and keeps finding new avenues to say it. If only we could find a way to occupy that pretty, constantly-talking mouth of his and those long, forever-typing fingers…

  16. Luffy says:

    He looks like a catalogue model. That being said I would hit this so hard. Who cares how he’s dressed. It’s not like he needs clothes for my purposes.

  17. Grace says:

    This man is so hot. Why do all the men in the Hemsworth family pick lunatics for wives and girlfriends?

  18. midnightmoon says:

    sorry-the both of them are dull as dishwater. liam had a quick minute in an australian series i watched on netflix called satisfaction, an occasionally amusing and touching soap about high end call girls. it was a little weird so be forewarned if you deide to check it out-it grew on me over the first two seasons. liam was such a bowl of oatmeal. i have no interest in seeing chris in anything. i love a man with a ponytail-but chris just doesn’t do it for me. the opposite of hot. still waiting for a sex god to show up. noone seems on the horizon. boo! and i’ve just reached my prime! what a waste…

  19. A Fan says:

    Hard to take those photographs, outfits, and poses seriously – they are bordering on goofy. Especially the fireplace one.

    • Vivienne says:

      Do you think perhaps the wife sets up these weird photo shoots? I mean I love seeing him, but don’t these shots sort of have her M.O. written on it? He doesn’t look comfortable in these pictures and it shows. There not quite right for him.

      As for overdoing the paps and the photoshoots–she’s the queen of the cheesy photos.

      I think she’s bad for his career, and bad for him.

      However, I too, as Eve said above, have probably said enough about her and should stop. And I just hope he is happy with her.

  20. A says:

    Love his thoughts on twitter, although I hate this photo shoot. Elsa…meh. He famewhoring is so obvious, and plenty of people (including Lainey) have pointed out the suspicious timing of the marriage and then her getting knocked up right when it looked like his success was going to be a sure thing outside of playing Thor.

  21. lisa2 says:

    The photos don’t fit him. I get the need to do more then actions films. They are money makers but they don’t really lend themselves to “acting”. I think right now I can’t picture him in any other role. So that is what I’m waiting for.

    I think he is an attractive man. Reminds me of the men on a Romance novel. So good for the sexy thoughts, but I’m not going mad over him right now.

  22. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Would I hit it? Yes, yes I think I would. Great photos of him.

  23. Lena says:

    He’s looking especially Kellan Lutzy in these pics, Kellan Lutz approves.

  24. Joanna says:

    wow, looks OMG GOOD with a beard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YES I WOULD HIT IT……….DEFINITELY!!!!!!!!

  25. baja says:

    yep, I would hit him.
    no no no, just kick him in the balls.

  26. Jeffrey York says:

    I’d buy it and I don’t know what he’s pimping. I’d even buy that nasty couch.