Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

Trevor Noah has pulled out at the last minute from hosting the MAMAs 2016, due to 'a severe upper respiratory infection'

Chris Hemsworth says he's no playboy

2013-09-12 22:30
Los Angeles - Chris Hemsworth didn't need to live like a playboy off screen to play James Hunt in Rush.

The 30-year-old actor stars in the new biopic as the British Formula One legend and he has joked he was hoping director Ron Howard was going to ask him to do some method acting to master the part.

Quizzed on whether director Howard pushed for him to adopt a wild lifestyle before and during filming, he joked: "Oh yeah, it was all about me getting drugs and alcohol and hitting up the town. No, I wish he did!"

'Plenty of things I could draw upon'

The Hollywood hunk used some of his own life experiences to help shape his character, however, he admits he has become far more responsible since becoming a dad to 15-month-old India Rose, his daughter with Elsa Pataky.

He told ShortList magazine: "There were plenty of things I could draw upon [from my own life] to play James, but not to his extreme.

"After having a kid, you realise it's not all about you anymore. If I do something stupid it affects other people."

Read more on:    chris hemsworth  |  celebrities publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent Gossip

Lindsay Lohan reportedly owes almost £78 000 in rent on a property in London. Read More »

Kanye West's sweet birthday message to Kim Kardashian West will have you shed a tear. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.