Chris Hemsworth Says Marvel Haunted Him After His First ‘Thor’ Audition

Chris Hemsworth had a small but impactful role in the Star Trek reboot, but playing Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe took his career to the next level. Star Trek eventually helped him land the part, but not before Hemsworth’s Thor auditioning went sideways, Marvel ghosted him and his younger brother almost got the part.

Chris Hemsworth attends a 'Thor' screening in 2011. Hemsworth's first 'Thor' audition was crappy, he was ghosted by Marvel and his brother almost got the part, but in the end he got the role that changed his career.

Chris Hemsworth on a ‘Thor’ screen | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Chris Hemsworth was nearly broke and quit acting before playing Thor

It’s hard to get pregnant now, but Hemsworth was once a struggling actor. Star Trek, in which he plays George Kirk, was his first film, but it didn’t deliver many opportunities. He almost stopped acting after Star Trekbut Hemsworth appeared in a few more movies – The perfect vacation and Ca$h – before Thor

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