Chris Hemsworth: “The end of my career”: this film where the star almost lost everything


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All was not always rosy for the valiant Chris Hemsworth. The star even almost lost everything by accepting a small role in a very famous film. We tell you that!

In 2014, Sony decided to reboot the franchise S.O.S. Ghosts, bloodless since the end of the 80s. For the occasion, the studio brings together the most famous female names of Saturday Night Live. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones headline a comedy once carried by SNL original stars (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd). In this new configuration, Chris Hemsworth plays Kevin Beckman, a secretary as sexy as he is stupid, thus taking the opposite view of the cliché of the eccentric assistant of the first film. A tasty comic character who nevertheless gave cold sweats to the God of Thunder.

During an interview with GQ magazine, Chris Hemsworth confided that he had thought the reboot of Ghostbusters would end his career. He says, “I said to Paul [Feig, the director], 'There's not much on the page, like, what do you want I do? He replied, “Oh, we'll see about that when you get here.” “The day before filming began, Hemsworth went to the studio and saw the same thing. Feig tells him that he will improvise. And Hemsworth panicked: “I immediately thought that it was not only the end of the career, but also that I was going to ruin the film, that I was going to let everyone down.” Hemsworth nevertheless delivered one of the best acting performances of his career…

How Chris Hemsworth didn't end his career

After this moment of panic, Chris Hemsworth was able to count on the support of his playmates. The interpreter of Thor in the MCU indeed confides that McCarthy, Wiig, Jones and McKinnion have “ taken under their wing“, helping him to improvise his dialogues. A skill that he later put to good use on the production of Ragnarok (2017) by Taika Waititi where improvisation was also required. Hemsworth has very fond memories of filming the reboot of S.O.S. Ghosts during which Paul Feig granted him great freedom of play, a real luxury in Hollywood. You now know who Chris Hemsworth owes for continuing his career.