For an actor struggling to keep hold of his beloved character in dazzling Hollywood, where actors seek to retain full control over their most iconic parts, it is very striking that Chris Hemsworth, otherwise more famously known for his MCU role as Thor – the mighty Hammer-wielding God of Thunder, recently spoke to GQ Australia, explaining why after being “on the right track” to be Thor forever, he had decided to divert from there.
It all started when he landed the role of Thor in Thor in 2011, which opened the doors to him becoming one of the faces of Hollywood’s highest-grossing franchise. But instead of wrapping himself in the mantle of a superhero’s cape and unending sequels, Hemsworth decided the opposite way – he went far from Asgard.
Chris Hemsworth Takes A Stroll Into The Realm Of Clothmaking
Rather than holding onto Mjölnir, Chris Hemsworth sought comfort in an entirely separate range of tools – sewing needles and threads.
“Well, I enjoyed working with needles and threads, actually made my own garments; it occurred to me – why not?” – said Hemsworth in a previous media interview. “With this in mind, I decided to take a detour from my acting career and let myself be carried away by another world. This is something completely different from what I had planned. I wanted to try some writing. But I feel good now,” he commented in an open manner about one side.
The actor revealed that he spent many hours dressing and even designing clothes, which was actually one of his earliest ways of expressing himself in acting.
Building His Fashion Empire
However, as the urge for more creativity intensified, they found their way into designing clothes as well. He spent time and effort studying every little detail about the fashion world. This is what made him develop his own clothing line known as “TH” cooperating with his wife-actress Elsa Pataky.
He said, “I got into this quite deep in this other field. Expressively speaking, fashion is a type of acting. This made me realize that I can apply my creativity within the development of designs for pieces of cloth that are appealing to put on.”, as per BOI.
His readiness as an actor to make forays into the field of fashion points to his positive attitude toward creativity. He decided to deviate through another route, allowing himself to be wooed into a world of probabilities.
Thor’s Future and Beyond
Despite his pivot into the world of fashion and design, Chris Hemsworth’s portrayal of Thor remains iconic, and fans eagerly anticipated his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Thor: Love and Thunder. In this case, the Thunder God will always remain dear and close to him although he might have taken another line.
Lastly, the fact that Hemsworth chose to pursue the path of fashion and design when he had made a name for himself with the role of Thor is an indication of his versatility, open-mindedness, and readiness to shift from what was familiar for some time. He might pursue his career in either of the two industries, Hollywood or fashion, for instance, as he keeps breaking the ice in them all.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter