Natalie Portman: Chris Hemsworth's Wife Elsa Pataky Was My Stand-In For Kissing Scene in Thor: The Dark World
That passionate kiss shared by Thor and Dr. Jane Foster in the final scene of The Dark World? Turns out it was actually a real-life exchange between husband and wife!
Chris Hemsworth's wife Elsa Pataky took Natalie Portman's place in the final kissing scene of the Thor sequel due to a scheduling conflict, Portman told the NY Daily News. The actress was unable to make it back to Marvel Studios in time for reshoots: “He was working in Hong Kong and I couldn't get there because I was working on my own film," the Oscar winner explained to the paper.
Luckily, Hemsworth's blonde, actress wife was conveniently traveling with her husband at the time: "So they put his wife in my wig and costume," said Portman, 32. "That's why it was so passionate."
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This wasn't the only kissing scene complication for the onscreen pair. "I was mainly cast in the role because I can make anyone look huge when they stand next to me," the 5'3'' star joked on The Graham Norton Show back in October. "I’m extraordinarily short. They usually had a ramp for me to walk up so I could land somewhere near his face," she added of her 6'4'' costar Hemsworth.
Spanish-born Pataky, 37, whose film credits include Fast & Furious 6, married Hemsworth in 2010. As first confirmed by Us Weekly on Nov. 20, the parents to 18-month-old daughter India, are now expecting their second baby.