The Hemsworth brothers, as adorable as they are, can definitely empathize with certain things. Jennifer Lawrence said the Hemsworths – who include Liam, Chris and Luke – are the “craziest family” she’s ever been in as she points out how physical the brothers can get and recalls a time when Chris cutting a friend’s hair in the shower.
Chris Hemsworth once took his daughter for a ride at Disneyland, but she wasn’t big enough. So, Chris, when he saw his daughter upset that she couldn’t get a ride, thought it would be a good idea to cheat the system so she could. “I would grab some Snickers bars and other things and pop them in the back of her shoe, under her heel, so it supported her,” he said in a 2019 interview with Jimmy Kimmel. “I went upstairs and I was like, ‘What about now?’ and they’re like, ‘Okay, you come in.’”
The actor went on to describe how proud he was that he was able to get his daughter on the ride, but regretted it when he realized she was about to fall out of her seat as the ride rapidly descended. And that candy-in-the-sneaker incident isn’t the only time he’s twisted the truth a bit.
Chris Hemsworth lies about his height
It makes sense that Chris Hemsworth, who is 6ft, 3 inches tall, would have helped his daughter lie about her height since he admitted he usually lies about his own height for roles. He took second place as the greatest Marvel actor behind Paul Bettany, and co-star Chris Pratt rolled his eyes when asked which Marvel Chris was the tallest.
“There are certainly things I wanted to rise for that I was physically completely wrong about,” Chris said in a 2016 interview with Radio Times. “And I usually lie about my height and say I’m smaller.”
Chris mentioned that the high-flying can go either way, meaning sometimes securing a role when he’s tall can help him. For example, one of his first roles was on a children’s television show called The Saddle Club. Though he told Vanity Fair he thought he got a bad acting job in the episode, he also joked about how he managed to portray a veterinarian as an 18- or 19-year-old actor.
Chris Hemsworth’s height helps him land an iconic role
His height actually helped Chris Hemsworth land his most famous role – Thor Odinson, God of Thunder. Though Chris’ younger brother Liam Hemsworth almost landed the role, Chris’ management team convinced Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige to reconsider the older brother.
“I remembered reading the breakdown for Thor and it said ‘Must be over 6’3′ and 200 pounds’ and so on,” Chris W said in 2017. “I was like, ‘Oh cool. It’s the only thing that kind of suits me.” I was just cast or auditioned for the football player or something. So I thought, ‘Great. That’s my thing.”
In an interview with GQ in 2019, Liam – who is also 6ft 3″ – admitted he was too young to be Thor and that was the only time they really competed for a role, since they are not. in the same age group.” When Liam’s older brother finally got the part, the younger brother got the part of Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games. So it all worked out in the end.