In a new interview featured in the US edition of Esquire magazine, it has transpired that Hollywood’s Thor, Chris Hemsworth is a metalhead. He beats the crap out of his mate whilst listening to Pantera. Strong.
It’s Saturday, so Hemsworth boxes. In his garage. With his best friend from high school. Music — Pantera — throbbing through speakers. The guy is suited up in a bright yellow foam suit and helmet, calling out the shots — jab, jab, hook, uppercut. Hemsworth hits hard enough to hurt the trainer, even with the protective gear. Every now and then he throws in a side kick for good measure. He could do this all day. It’s Saturday, so he might lift afterwards. Then spar with his wife. Maybe surf a little at dusk. He can do whatever he wants.
Yes, that’s right. He can do whatever he wants. He has a big hammer in the promo photo for Thor, which could easily be the cover for any number of heavy/power metal bands. Iced Earth could definitely take it on.
For confirmation of the former Home & Away beefcake’s metal rites of passage, there’s a quote from Entertainment Weekly about his first album. It appears that as a youth, he almost crippled himself whilst listening to Metallica’s Black album.
“My cousin, who was educating me on heavy metal, bought it for me. I remember at the age of 11 pulling something in my neck from headbanging — being kind of semi-paralyzed from trying to mosh and outdo each other.”
What a legend. Literally, now.