“Entertainment Weekly” – Interview with Luke Hemsworth

The third, and oldest Hemsworth brother was recently interviewed by Entertainment Weekly. Luke was the first one to get involved in acting and has done some Australian television and the 31-year-old actor has decided that he is going to join his younger brothers and break into Hollywood. Here is what Luke had to say when he was interviewed by Entertainment Weekly:

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What were you all like as kids?

LUKE HEMSWORTH: We were crazy. We would spend time in the bush. Mom would say get out of the house, and we would just go. We had all sorts of large swings, and flying foxes, and various death traps throughout the forest that we’d try and do our best to hurt ourselves on. It was a great childhood in terms of being creative, I think. Getting outside, getting out of the house. Mom would put the TV in the cupboard. She’d say, “That’s it. I’ve had enough. The TV is going in the wardrobe,” and she’d lock it up for three months.

Before we move on, you need to tell me what a flying fox is.
A zip line, I think, is what you guys call it? Basically a rope between two trees with a knot at the end that stops you. Our knot was tied really close to the tree, so if you didn’t hang on with all your might, you’d actually wrap around the tree. Sort out the men from the boys that way!

Were you into surfing?
My dad’s parents lived on the beach, so we grew up around the beach, and then Mom and Dad moved there and bought a house, which is where they still live. We’re still down there every weekend almost, you know — my family and I. The girls are starting to really enjoy the ocean. But we all love surfing, the boys. We try to go on a surfing trip every year, [or do] some exotic thing in nature or something like that.

You mention your kids. Your brother, Chris, and his wife Elsa Pataky, recently welcomed a daughter, India. Have you gotten to give him any parenting adivce?
I actually made him a little video on how to wrap her up so that she can’t get her arms out [of the blanket.] He had a bit of trouble with her — she’s a bit of a Houdini. So I made a little video of how we wrap up our baby, but he said she still escaped! (laughs) As a parent you go through a whole lot of really tough things, and you kind of want other parents to experience those tough things as payback — especially when it’s your brother.  You need them to be awake half the night and realize all the complaining that I’ve done over the years about getting no sleep and having to deal with all the trials and tribulations. I actually try to give him as little advice as possible. Or lead him in the wrong direction –that’s a lot of fun too.

Did you keep in touch with Chris when he first moved out to Los Angeles?
We were definitely in contact for a lot of that time. Chris had some funny stories living in the back of [his manager’s] house, the guest house there, and becoming a bit of an unofficial nanny with his kids. He sort of had a bit of a trial-by-fire there as well. He called me up a few times and said, “What do I do?” And once again, I’d just lead him in the wrong direction.

Wasn’t your character on Neighbours an ex-surfer who became a paraplegic?
No, that was Liam! (laughs) Liam was in a wheelchair.

Well this is embarrassing. I mixed up my Hemsworths! Tell me about your character.
I was a footballer, and I was actually a drug dealer on the show, like a dealer of growth hormones. It’s funny, because I played football as a kid — Australian rules football — for ten years, and one of my nicknames was Roids.

Be honest. Did you ever do them?
No! (laughs) I never had to. I was all ridiculously oversized calves and thighs and biceps and head. My head is massive. My head is like off the charts.

Have you met Liam’s fiancé, Miley Cyrus?
Yeah, she’s great. She loves our kids, and our kids absolutely love her. She won our hearts. I find her really interesting. I find her very articulate, and years in maturity above her age.  But at the same time, she’s very much like Liam.  I think a lot of people don’t realize that they are really, really in love. They actually are a perfect match in a lot of ways.”

Do you think Luke well do well in Hollywood? Are you looking forward to seeing him in films?

Luke Hemsworth.

 

Source: http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/06/30/luke-hemsworth-interview/

Trailer MegaPost – “Soldiers of Fortune,” “Robot and Frank,” “Last Ride,” and “Hotel Transylvania”

It has been a while, but it is time for another Trailer MegaPost here on TrulyLuminary! I hope you enjoy these trailers and decide to share them with others!

1. Soldiers of Fortunehttp://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/soldiersoffortune/

The action and adventure film Soldiers of Fortune, is director Maxim Korostyshevsky’s directorial debut and it looks quite interesting. The cast includes Christian Slater, Sean Bean, Ving Rhames, Dominic Monaghan, Freddy Rodriguez, and James Cromwell. Captain Craig McKenzie (Slater) is a former US special forces soldier and he is hired to protect a group of millionaires who want to experience thrills of war. However, the mission ends up going horribly wrong, and the millionaires get more than they bargained for. This film is set to hit theaters August 3,2012.

2. Robot and Frankhttp://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/robotfrank/

Robot and Frank is a science fiction-comedy that was directed by Jake Schreier. This film has a very strong cast that includes Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Peter Sarsgaard, Susan Sarandon, Jeremy Sisto, and Jeremy Strong. Frank (Langella) is a retired cat burglar and he has two grown kids who are concerned about his well-being because he is living alone. They consider placing him in a nursing home, but Frank’s son (Marsden) chooses a different option. He buys Frank a walking, talking robot that is programmed to help improve his physical and mental health. This movie is a hilarious and somewhat heartbreaking story about finding friendship and family in some of the most unexpected places. Look for this film in theaters August 24,2012.

3. Last Ride – http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/lastride/

Last Ride has a small cast that includes Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell, Anita Hegh, and John Brumpton. In this Glendyn Ivin-directed drama , a desperate father (Weaving) takes his ten year old son (Russell) on the run after committing a violent crime. As they go on a journey into the desert and an unknown future, their relationship and their need to survive, causes them to battle the elements and each other. The son, Chook, eventually takes control, and the choice he makes has a devastating effect on their lives. This film was released in Australia in 2009, but will be released in North America June 29, 2012.

4. Hotel Transylvaniahttp://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/hoteltransylvania/

This fun family Sony Pictures animation has a stellar voice cast including Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, CeeLo Green, David Spade, Molly Shannon, and Fran Drescher. Hotel Transylvania shares the story of Dracula (Sandler) and how he runs his monsters only resort, where monsters and their families can feel safe and are free to be the monsters they are without any humans around to disturb them. On one special weekend, Dracula invites some of the world’s most famous monsters–Frankenstein (James) and his bride, the Mummy (Green), the Invisible Man (Spade), a family of werewolves, and more–to celebrate his daughter Mavis’s (Gomez) 118th birthday. It ha never been any issue for Dracula to help and deal with all of fellow monsters at his hotel. However, things could change drastically when an ordinary guy (Sandberg) stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. Prepare to go on a journey to Transylvania when this movie comes out September 28, 2012.

I hope you enjoyed all of these trailers! Leave comments below on which trailer was your favorite and which movie(s) you want to see in theaters!

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Source: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/

Rising Star Monday – Brenton Thwaites

I recently blogged that Disney has cast their Prince for their new film Maleficent–his name is Brenton Thwaites. This young man started to get a lot more media attention once it was announced that he’ll be co-starring with Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning in the Disney film. Plus, a TV movie that he starred in, Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, was released on June 16, 2012. Thwaites’ rise to stardom is happening as he is playing romantic leads in back-to-back projects that will serve as his introduction to the world audience.

The Queensland, Australia, native only broke into the business in 2010 after graduating from Queensland University of Technology where he studied acting. He starred in an independent Australian film, Charge Over You, in 201o and then began working in television. He had roles in the Australian television dramas Sea Patrol, SLiDE, and Home and Away in 2011. From there he went on to work on Blue Lagoon: The Awakening and as mentioned, in the forthcoming Maleficent.

This young man has a promising career ahead of him and is currently in London filming Maleficent.

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Disney finds a Prince for “Maleficent”

Australian native Brenton Thwaites has been cast as the prince in Disney’s Maleficent. The Robert Stromberg-directed film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent and Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora. Thwaites was in the Australian television show Home And Away.  From working on Home and Away he got a role in the Lifetime Channel film Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, which will be released next month. And even before that, he had a part in the Australian television drama SLiDE and it was considered his breakout role.

Maleficent is set to start filming in June of this year and currently has a release date of March 14, 2014.

What do you think of this casting choice?

Brenton Thwaites.

Source: www.IMDbPro.com