Maybe some Marvel fans will dress as Thor to this weekend's Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, but not Australian actor, and Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth. The weather is too hot for the god of thunder, apparently.
"I'd choose one of the rugby outfits, they look pretty comfortable. The local team's, of course ... I'd like to be in shorts and a T-shirt right now in this weather," he told Young Post this afternoon at the opening of a new Tag Heuer store in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Tag Heuer is a Swiss watchmaker brand and the official timekeeper of this weekend's Rugby Sevens. To mark the occasion, Hemsworth tried to score a goal with a few members of the Hong Kong rugby team. He succeeded on the second attempt. "I didn't have the right shoes, unfortunately," he said, looking down at his leather footwear. "We should do a surfing event next year," he later added.
Hemsworth had been in Hong Kong before to shoot the 2015 film Blackhat.
"The crew we had were predominantly local, and they were incredibly hardworking and so pleasant to be with," he said, adding that his favourite local food is dim sum. "I've [had more] than I should have for the diet I'm on," he confessed.
With Captain America: Civil War, which sees Iron Man and Captain America face off, coming out at the end of the month, the Thor actor says he sides with the super soldier. "The captain was always nicer to Thor than Iron Man," he laughs. Even with Thor: Ragnarok and two Avengers films lined up ahead, Hemsworth has been keeping himself busy. After his Hong Kong stop, he's off to LA to promote his latest film The Huntsman: Winter's War, in which he reprises his role as Eric the Huntsman.
Recalling his favourite memories from filming Huntsman, he said: "We all had our kids on set and they kind of ran the show, they chased each other around with the prop axes and weapons and things - they were just stunt weapons, so they weren't dangerous!"
Before leaving, Hemsworth offered a final piece of advice to aspiring actors. "Keep at it, [if it's] something you love doing," he said simply. "Don't take 'no' for an answer. Keep pushing forward."
The Huntsman: Winter's War will open in Hong Kong cinemas tomorrow. Look out for our review in this weekend's Sunday Young Post!