Chris Hemsworth Says The Helmet Makes His Nose THOR
Remember that one time, when Chris Hemsworth actually wore that wicked cool helmet of his while playing Thor? Seems like forever ago, doesn’t it? I think that’s been one of the biggest complaints about the character, that he never wears his iconic helmet. Not just in his solo films, but also in the Avengers. From the looks of things, that may be the case in the upcoming Thor: The Dark World as well. So why doesn’t he wear the helmet? Was it a director decision? Nope, it’s because it hurts Hemsworth’s nose. In a recent press interview provided by IGN, the actor explains why he dislikes the helmet so much.
“Secretly I think I was the biggest advocate for not having the helmet. Secretly between me and whoever is watching [laughs]. It’s just incredibly uncomfortable. The amount of times it would fall off and the bridge would be smashing me in the nose, or the wings of the helmet in one of the fight scenes was getting clipped off…it was something we had to, I think [pushes aside gesture] for the moment anyway.”
It’s a shame really, because that helmet is such an integral part of the character’s look. Not to mention it’s totally bad-ass. Hopefully, he can flush the sand out of his…he will find a way to make the helmet work, because there are a lot of fans out there who would love to see him go into battle in his full regalia and kick some other worldly butt. Be sure to check out the link above to see the full video, which also includes quotes from Kevin Feige and the film’s director Alan Taylor.
Thor: The Dark World will be hitting theaters in just under two weeks. Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Jamie Alexander, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgard and Kat Dennings all return, with Christopher Eccleston, Zachary Levi and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje joining the cast.