Chris Hemsworth hilariously snubbed from family Christmas photo
Chris Hemsworth has trolled his Spanish in-laws with a hilarious festive snap.
The Thor actor, who is married to model and actress Elsa Pataky, took to Instagram to post a family photo from the backyard of their expansive Byron Bay mansion. The only catch? Hemsworth wasn't quite included in the picture. Awkward.
The actor was pictured looking pretty serious in the background, standing on the edge of an infinity pool, while his wife and relatives grin and look festive in the foreground.
The 36-year-old actor shared the photo on Instagram with the sarcastic caption: “I love Christmas it really brings people together. Thanks @elsapatakyconfidential and her Spanish family for truly making me feel part of the family.”
In related news, the Thor actor recently opened up to W Magazine about how he nabbed the role of Thor in the Marvel cinematic universe. Explaining that he normally gets typecast as the jock sort, the actor said "I remembered reading the breakdown for Thor and it said, 'Must be over 6'3" and 200 pounds,' and so on. I thought, 'Oh cool. This is the one thing that sort of fits me.'"
He then revealed that he blew his first audition, and that the producers of the series had the audacity to call up his younger brother, Liam. "Months went by and then my brother, my little brother, Liam, was in Australia and sent a tape across and he got a call back, then another call back and then was down to the last kind of four or five people for it," Chris continued.
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It all worked out in the end, though, with a little help from mama Hemsworth:
"I remember sitting in Vancouver, shooting Cabin in the Woods with Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon. Both of them were looking at the trades at this sort of top five guys for Thor and saying, 'Why aren't you in the mix here? What happened?' I said, 'I don't know. I blew my audition I guess.' None of those guys got it. My manager then called up and said, 'You know, he's got an older brother. Can we bring him back in?' So I did an audition in Vancouver in this hotel room with my mum reading Anthony Hopkins' part. She must have nailed it because it got me back in the room and that second audition was a lot different than my first one.
"I came in kind of with a little, I guess, motivation and maybe frustration that my little brother had gotten further than me. It's a little family, sibling rivalry sort of kicked up in me. Then it moved pretty quick from there. It was cool," he concluded.