“They were like, ‘Look, he’s great, but he’s a bit young.’ My manager then said, ‘Well, he does have an older brother,’ which was me,” he explained. “I came back in, re-auditioned a few times and just had a different attitude. Maybe I had a little more sort of motivation that my little brother got a look in and I hadn’t. I also had done a couple of films in between those two auditions, so I had a bit more experience and confidence in what I was going to do.”
Of course, Chris ultimately went on to join the MCU, with the first Thor movie premiering back in 2011. But Liam didn’t exactly get the short end of the stick. The Last Song actor debuted his role as Gale in The Hunger Games a year later in 2012.
Still, the franchise has proven to have deep family ties for the Hemsworth brothers. Chris and Liam’s older brother, Luke, has made a cameo in both Thor: Ragnarok and Thor: Love and Thunder as an Asgardian actor playing Thor.
Who knows, maybe we’ll get to see all three brothers together onscreen one day!