Chris Hemsworth: I grew up on motorbikes
Chris Hemsworth’s interest in racing began when he rode motorcycles in Australia as a youth.
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.
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