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Liam Hemsworth was too young to watch original Independence Day

Independence Day: Resurgence star Liam Hemsworth loved working with "specific" Jeff Goldblum.

Liam Hemsworth secretly watched Independence Day when he was seven with older brothers Chris and Luke.

The Australian actor is now getting a chance to be a part of the franchise, after being cast as Jake Morrison in the follow up film Independence Day: Resurgence.

When the Will Smith movie first came out in 1996, Liam, who is now aged 26, was too young to see it as it carried a PG-13 rating. However, it didn’t take him long to get his hands on a copy.

“I didn’t see it in the cinema as I was only 6 years old and my mum and dad thought I was too young. When I about 7, one of my brothers bought a VHS copy and I remember secretly watching the movie,” he smiled to Us Weekly magazine.

Will’s not back for the second instalment, but original cast members Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman and Vivica A. Fox are, giving fans a glimpse into what happened after aliens attacked.

Liam, who's back dating ex-fiancee Miley Cyrus, loved getting the chance to work with Jeff, who’s character David Levinson is now head of the elite government unit, Earth Space Defense.

“He’s such an iconic actor! I’ve never worked with anyone so specific about every little thing in a scene, in the best way possible,” he praised. “You can tell how much care and attention he puts into his work. Watching him on set and seeing how he works was really inspirational.”

Independence Day: Resurgence starts hitting cinema screens from June (16), and Liam thinks the new movie does the franchise justice.

“Seeing this new mothership come to Earth is going to be pretty incredible. The scale of this mothership is much bigger than the first one,” he said.

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