Hemsworth back as Thor but won’t be type-cast

November 9, 2013 • Entertainment

In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 photo, Australian actor and star, Chris Hemsworth, of the upcoming film “Thor: The Dark World,” poses for a portrait, in New York. Overseas, Disney’s movie earned an impressive $109.4 million when it opened internationally last weekend. The Marvel sequel releases in theaters in the US on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — On the screen, Chris Hemsworth battles aliens as superhero Thor. But this day, his wounds are of the domestic variety.

“I was trying to grate ginger,” said the 30-year-old actor, holding up his right hand to display bandaged fingers. “The grater came apart, so I was positioning the blades back in and cut my fingers. I wish I could say I was rescuing some old lady who was being robbed. But, really, I was just cooking in the kitchen.”

In-person, Hemsworth’s robust frame is impressive. But, he’s not as massive as he appears on film.

“I don’t naturally sit at that weight,” he said of his on-screen appearance. “I spend four or five months eating protein and lifting weights. Then I spend months getting rid of it.”

His routine has definitely paid off. Overseas, Disney’s “Thor: The Dark World” earned a summer blockbuster-like $109.4 million when it opened overseas last weekend. On Friday, the Marvel sequel hit domestic theaters, with predictions it could earn more than $95 million in North America alone, toppling “Ender’s Game” Login to read more

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