Chris Hemsworth: I grew up on motorbikes

Chris Hemsworth’s interest in racing began when he rode motorcycles in Australia as a youth.

Chris Hemsworth “grew up in a culture of motorbike”.

The Australian actor stars in Ron Howard’s car racing biopic Rush as Austrian Formula 1 race car driver Niki Lauda.

Chris’ interest in racing was sparked early on, as he was immersed in motorcycling ever since he can remember.

“I grew up in a culture of motorbike,” he revealed in the September issue of gentleman’s magazine Esquire.

“So I like racing just fine. Quite a lot, actually. That was when I was a boy in Australia. And I never really made the jump to cars after that.”

Chris confesses that his multiple interests have always served as a point of confusion for him.

The 29-year-old star simply couldn’t figure out what he wanted to do with his life.

“I remember being in high school, every week I had a different idea about what I wanted to do,” he recalled.

“One week it was Ah, I’m gonna be a doctor. The next it was I’m bound to be a professional sports player — you know, Aussie football and that stuff. Then I’d want to be a police officer. A lawyer. They were all elevated ideas to me, of me, in some way. Exaggerated conditions of what I wanted to be. Or of where I wanted to be.

“I can remember watching Lord of the Rings and being truly regretful that I wasn’t a being in that world."

Rush will be released in theatres September and Chris is also reprising his title role in Thor: The Dark World, which is due out in cinemas in November.
Copyright: Cover Media 2013

Thursday, 08. August 2013