Chris Hemsworth Explains Why He Played Villain in Spiderhead


In Spiderhead, Chris Hemsworth, well known for playing Thor, plays a suave but psychopathic scientist who is everything but a superhero.

Chris Hemsworth has explained why he chose to play the charming-sociopathic scientist in his this film. In an interview with the Courier Mail on Tuesday, he stated that his choice of projects was solely based on whether he could connect 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 also stated that rather than being astonished by a villain’s acts, he had to feel empathy for them. Chris Hemsworth plays Steve Abnesti, a scientist who experiments mood-altering medications on prisoners in a state-of-the-art jail facility called Spiderhead.

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

Following Thor and Extraction, the heartthrob stated that Spiderhead was a pleasant change of pace. He desired something a little more confined and centered just on character, and when this project was presented to him, he seized it.

Chris will next be seen in Thor: Love and Thunder. He also announced to fans earlier this month that he’s been filming the highly awaited prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road, named Furiosa.

The spin-off is inspired on the character Imperator Furiosa from Fury Road, who was formerly portrayed by Charlize Theron. George Miller, the franchise’s originator, returns as director and co-writer of the picture, alongside Nico Lathouris and his longtime producing partner Doug Mitchell.