Oh this job of mine. Sometimes I find myself in situations where I can’t believe it’s really happening. Interviews are usually that. You get a little nervous and queasy beforehand. You want it to go good. You want the actors to be comfortable and have fun. Then they walk in the room. You have about 3 seconds to process that YES Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth are incredibly hot in person and the interview begins….or in this case 20 minutes of AWESOME happens. I have never laughed so hard in an interview before and Chris Hemsworth may be in my dreams with his “God Speak”. Read on my friends and experience the fun first hand:
Q: Do You guys find something that you discover about your characters each time you put on the costume? Or do you feel like you really know the character by now?
CHRIS EVANS: Well, you know the character but you hope there’s always new challenges. You hope as an actor there’s always a new hurdle to jump in. A new arch to kind of discover. The first couple of movies you try to read as many comic books as possible to make sure the built-in audience, the fan base is going to be satisfied with what you bring to the screen. But then in terms of where the character is going that’s up to the director and the writer and Joss and the Russo’s, whoever’s doing it. That’s always new and that’s what makes these exciting to come back to. If it weren’t new, it would get old, stagnant and the audience would feel it.
So as you can see we started out as a typical interview. Then things went a little sideways. Cannibalism? Sure! We can go there!
Q: Do you think playing these characters have changed you as a person at all?
CHRIS EVANS: Sure. I mean, there’s no denying. Any actor will tell you if you have to live in any headspace for an extended period of time you’re going to take some of it home with you. There’s no way to sound right saying this but you hope that some of the character comes home with you. You hope to see more of yourself, you hope to see more of Steve Rogers in who you are on a day-to-day basis. So yeah, absolutely.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH: Unless you’re playing Hannibal Lecter. That one ….. You want to eat a person.
CHRIS EVANS: Sometimes you get hungry for people and look, it’s method.
Q: Did either of you –- [INTERRUPTION]?
CHRIS EVANS: Did either of you ever eat a person?
CHRIS HEMSWORTH: Just this once. Tastes like chicken.
CHRIS EVANS: Once I was in the Philippines.
By this point the entire room was rolling in laughter. How could you NOT? Wait…it gets better, but first back to a couple of normal questions.
Q: Did you had a favorite superhero growing up?
CHRIS HEMSWORTH: Superman was mine. It was probably the first of the superhero films, wasn’t it?
CHRIS EVANS: I mean when you’re a kid you kind of like what you’re given to play with. So I had a Spiderman toy and so that was kind of my thing. I never really read Spiderman comics but he was my guy. He was battling ninja turtles a lot.
Q: Do you guys have a favorite moment or favorite thing to do offset but as your characters?
CHRIS EVANS: Well, that’s the best thing about these characters, kids love em. You know, so there’s really nothing like seeing a little kids face kind of light up, kind of freeze in the moment because I know what that was like. I met Hulk Hogan when I was like 10. And I was like, oh. Everything just went blank. Those little moments that can really impact little kids’ lives. So anyway you can kind of you know, incorporate yourself in those little kids. Whether it’s going to the hospital of kids who are sick or going to a theater where kids are learning to be creative and find themselves. Any type of environment for you can kind of encourage that is great. And that’s one of the real perks of playing this role.
Q: How much fun was it to have the scene around Thor’s hammer?
CHRIS HEMSWORTH: Fine with me because I couldn’t pick it up. It was great. It was good to see us all in normal clothes and not you know, being superheroes. And for me personally , Thor can get so kind of stuck being the godly you know, prince or king or whatever he is. I can’t keep up either. It’s nice to be in civilian clothes. What do these guys do when they’re not saving the world? It’s relatable for people in the audience and that was exciting to read and be a part of.
Q: Do you guys hang out after the movie?
CHRIS EVANS: Oh yeah.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH: We try not to. We try to save it for the screen.
CHRIS EVANS: I mean, truly sick of everybody! No, absolutely. I mean, that’s one of the best parts of this job. I mean, any movie you’re going to get stuck doing a franchise with there’s a lot of variables that could go south. The movies could just be lousy or you could hate the director or you could hate the cast. Luckily, I don’t know how it happened but none of that has happened. We got great movies, love the directors and the cast has become family. So absolutely. Outside of filming we all hang out, we all cause trouble.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH: I can’t tell you how many people when I was about to do avengers went, oh, good luck on that set.
CHRIS EVANS: Don’t work with Chris Evans.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH: The egos, yeah, especially him. But about like the egos and the, aw, wouldn’t want to maintain that set. I swear to God, like it, I didn’t see any of that and I still haven’t. I don’t know if no one wants to be the dick, But as Chris said, we got lucky and we do honestly have a great time. You know?
Q: Do you ever kind of go into God-speak every so often?
CHRIS HEMSWORTH: Just when things need to get done. No. Just when the lights go off, yeah. Honey.
CHRIS EVANS:Best answer ever. There’s no answer that is going to be better than that one ever. I was going to make a horrible joke about like putting the cap back on the toothpaste. That is so much better. Oh man, I’m not Thor. There it is. That’s the best answer of the day.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH: Honey, let’s bring the thunder. Too far? Too far? Let’s make it rain in here.
CHRIS EVANS: That’s phenomenal. God. What’s Cap speak? Uh.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH: Let’s talk about this.
CHRIS EVANS: Right this way. Least sexy answer ever. Jesus. Chris one, Chris two?
AND I’ll leave you with that mental image. You can thank me later!
Don’t Forget AVENGERS: Age of Ultron hits theaters May 1st 2015!
Grab the family, your friends, heck even your neighbors for a fun night of staring at some man candy. ERM I mean watching a great film!
***Disclosure: I attended #AvengersEvent . My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney & MARVEL. All opinions are 100% mine. Pictures by Professional Disney Photographers ***