Natalie Portman Explains Her Decision to Star in Thor
11.22.09 by BJSprecher
Director Kenneth Branagh has assembled an all-star cast for his production of Thor. Though the lead role went to a relative unknown in Chris Hemsworth, Branagh has surrounded the Star Trek actor with such top talents as Academy Award-nominated actress Natalie Portman and Academy Award-winner Anthony Hopkins.
While out promoting Brothers, Portman told SuperHeroHype that the opportunity to work with the multiple Academy Award-nominated director was
reason enough to consider Thor.
I just thought it sounded like a weird idea because Kenneth Branagh's directing it, so I was just like, "Kenneth Branagh doing Thor is super-weird. I've gotta do it."
Other Thor cast members include Tom Hiddleston,
Jaimie Alexander, Ray Stevenson, Stuart Townsend, Tadanobu Asano, and the most recent addition, Idris Elba. Thor is scheduled to begin filming in January.