I think we can all agree that Chris Hemsworth has become synonymous with Thor and it's hard to imagine a different actor portraying the role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I can even go as far as saying that Hemsworth was perfectly cast as the God of Thunder and the Australian star's take on the character will be hard to top. But did you know that Hemsworth's dreams of becoming part of the MCU were almost shattered thanks to a questionable career choice he made over a decade ago?
Apparently, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige second-guessed casting Chris after they saw a video of him jiving to Samba in the Australian Dancing with the Stars where the actor guested in 2006. In an interview with PopCulture, American dancer and choreographer Derek Hough revealed that Chris's brief stint in DWTS Australia almost cost him his huge Hollywood break.
Hough recalls: "Chris Hemsworth almost lost his role as Thor because he was on Dancing With the Stars in Australia," he recalled to PopCulture.com. "He was on Dancing With the Stars in Australia, and he's dancing the samba and they literally cast him — or they were gonna cast him — and I think people called and said, 'Yo have you seen him dancing the Samba? This cannot be our Thor.'"
Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed in the end and Feige didn't let his initial impression of Hemsworth get in the way. Now, considering Odinson eventually became a fun-loving character in the MCU after the first two Thor films, I guess Feige must've felt sorry for initially feeling the way he did about Hemsworth's involvement in DWTS. Fast forward to today, Hemsworth's Marvel career is still going strong and it doesn't look like he's going away anytime soon.
Hemsworth's next MCU project Thor: Love and Thunder will hit cinemas next year.
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