Chris Hemsworth reveals why he was motivated to play a villain in new movie Spiderhead

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Chris Hemsworth reveals why he was motivated to play a villain in new movie Spiderhead

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Chris Hemsworth has revealed his motivation behind playing a charming-but-sociopathic scientist in his new movie Spiderhead. 

Speaking to the Courier Mail on Tuesday, the Thor star, 38, admitted his choice of roles all boiled down to whether he could relate to the character or not.

‘As twisted as the individual may seem on screen, I have to understand, ”Okay, well, can I empathise with him? Do I understand why he’s doing this? And do I believe it to be true?'” he told the publication. 

Chris Hemsworth has revealed why he was motivated to play a villain in his new movie Spiderhead

Chris Hemsworth has revealed why he was motivated to play a villain in his new movie Spiderhead 

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Chris said far from being shocked by the actions of a baddie, he had to find empathy with them. 

‘The villain doesn’t believe he’s evil, they believe they’re doing the right thing. They believe they’re saving the world obviously,’ he continued. 

The homegrown heartthrob went on to say Spiderhead was a welcome change of pace, coming off the back of Thor and Extraction.

‘[I] wanted something more contained and something that just focused on character, and this thing came along and I grabbed a hold of it.’ 

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Chris said far from being shocked by the actions of a baddie, he had to find empathy with them. 'The villain doesn't believe he's evil, they believe they're doing the right thing. They believe they're saving the world obviously,' he continued.

Chris said far from being shocked by the actions of a baddie, he had to find empathy with them. ‘The villain doesn’t believe he’s evil, they believe they’re doing the right thing. They believe they’re saving the world obviously,’ he continued.

In Spiderhead, Chris plays scientist Steve Abnesti who tests mood-altering drugs on convicts in a state-of-the-art prison complex.  

Chris will next star in Thor: Love and Thunder. 

Earlier this month, he also confirmed with fans that he’s been filming the highly-anticipated prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road, titled Furiosa, in NSW’s Broken Hill. 

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Chris will next star in Thor: Love and Thunder which is coming to theatres in July

Chris will next star in Thor: Love and Thunder which is coming to theatres in July

‘A new journey in the Mad Max saga begins,’ captioned the Australian actor, who uploaded a snap of a movie clapperboard being used on set. 

The spin-off is based on the Fury Road character Imperator Furiosa, who was previously played by Charlize Theron.

Franchise creator George Miller is back as director and co-writer of the film, alongside Nico Lathouris, as well as his longtime producing partner Doug Mitchell.

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Earlier this month, Chris confirmed with fans that he's been filming the highly-anticipated prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road, titled Furiosa, in NSW's Broken Hill

Earlier this month, Chris confirmed with fans that he’s been filming the highly-anticipated prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road, titled Furiosa, in NSW’s Broken Hill

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