10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liam Hemsworth
Liam Hemsworth has proved he is so much more than just the younger brother of Chris Hemsworth. The Australian hunk has quickly shot to the top of the Hollywood A-list thanks to his roles in The Last Song, The Hunger Games and Independence Day: Insurgence, helped along by his ridiculous good looks that seem to bless his family. Thanks to his fame, quite a bit is known about the handsome actor; however, he also likes to keep his personal life private meaning there is so much more that is not widely known about Liam. Check it out:
10. Sibling Rivalry
The Hemsworth brothers have always said they are always super competitive and give each other a hard time, except for when it comes to roles. It turns out, however, that it was Liam, not Chris, who made the final cut for the casting of Thor, but at the last minute, one of the producers called Chris in again and he was given the role over Liam.
It is obvious that the Hemsworth brothers have remained super close even as their career schedules and their own family lives become busier, but they always take the time to offer help and inspiration for each other when needed. After landing the role of Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games, Liam’s brother Chris had a unique way of inspiring Liam to get into shape. “One of the biggest inspirations before I started shooting came from my brother, when he texted me and said, ‘Hey fatty, it’s called ‘The Hunger Games’, not ‘The Eating Games.’ So I started working out a lot more and eating a lot less,” Liam stated.
8. Odd Jobs
Like many stars, Liam had several odd jobs to bring in money before making it big as an actor. Liam told Vanity Fair that he worked at a bakery, a bowling alley and also laid floors for his brother Luke’s carpentry company, but he also did a stint as a park ranger at a nature park for the penguin exhibit.
7. Awkward Education
Liam’s mother, Leonie Hemsworth, is a teacher, and unfortunately, Liam had his own mother as his sex education teacher in school. In an interview with Jay Leno, he was asked what the experience was like to which he responded, “Exactly what you think it’s like! It was interesting until she started talking about her own personal experiences, and that’s when I just head out the door!”
6. Soap Opera Star
All three of the Hemsworth brothers starred in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, but Liam had the longest run, appearing in 25 episodes in 2007 as Josh Taylor. He also appeared in an episode of Home and Away in his first acting role, the same show that made Chris Hemsworth famous after starring on the soap for three years.
5. Crocodile Dundee
Although the Hemsworths are now their own Australian legends, turns out they are related to a real-life legend. Liam’s uncle was Rodney Asnell, whose exploits, life and adventures inspired the 1986 blockbuster film “Crocodile” Dundee starring Paul Hogan. Rod Ansell was married to Liam’s aunt (his mother’s sister), Joanne van Os.
4. Music Video Star
Like a few other celebrities, Liam Hemsworth has taken his good looks and acting to the world of music videos as well. In 2009 he starred in Miley Cyrus’ music video for “When I Look at You” and in 2011 he starred in the music video for Zac Brown Band’s “Colder Weather.”
It probably isn’t surprising given his physique that Liam loves sports, especially fast and intense sports, and his hobbies include both boxing and surfing. In addition, he can also play the guitar and admitted to Men’s Fitness that he loves painting. “I always loved art in high school; it’s like doing meditation or something.”
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Even though his mother is a teacher, some reports indicate that Liam Hemsworth ended up dropping out of high school to work odd jobs before moving to L.A.; however, others state he did graduate.
1. Celebrity Crush
When he was 10 years old, Liam admitted to Jimmy Fallon his favorite show was Charmed, and he fell in love with one of the Charmed Ones, Alyssa Milano, who played Phoebe Halliwell.