Cate Blanchett and Chris Hemsworth cover Vogue Australia’s November 2017 issue
Chris: “It was sort of intimidating at first,” he admits. “Especially the lead-up to meeting her, I was like: ‘Okay, this is Cate Blanchett’ … My nerves were certainly more elevated than usual. No matter how many times I tell myself: ‘I’m the lead, I’m the number one on the call sheet’, it still feels like I shouldn’t be; it feels like I’ve cheated somehow. I remember trying to talk myself into feeling better about it, like: ‘Cate Blanchett is coming onto my set’, ‘It’s my film, I’m Thor’ and then another part of me is like: ‘None of that matters!’ But then she comes in and immediately I thought: ‘Oh great, she is wonderful and normal and easy to get along with, and hilarious and has a great sense of humour and all of that.’”
It’s about the basic notion that we are only in a good mood when things are going our way. The truth is, life is going to unfold as it’s going to unfold regardless of your input. If you are an active participant in that awareness, life kind of washes over you, good or bad. You kind of become Teflon a little bit to the struggles that we self-inflict.
I feel deeply connected to my inner child. When I see a bounce house and those little cups of ice cream, I’m like, “Shit. Where’s mine?” I’m not ashamed of the parts of my youth that I’m still connected to—whether it’s cartoons or Disney World or Christmastime. I think they’re a real representation of my true self before the world had its impact on me.