Independence Day 2 star Liam Hemsworth would love to visit India
The Australian actor, who will be seen in a sequel to the 1996 hit, Independence Day, talks about working on the project, and his relationship with brothers Chris and Luke Hemsworth.hollywood Updated: Jun 19, 2016 17:07 IST
It’s rare for someone to star in a film they’ve grown up watching. But that is what happened with Australian actor Liam Hemsworth. The 26-year-old watched Independence Day (1996) when he was six or seven years old.
Now, Liam will be seen in the soon-to-be-released film — Independence Day: Resurgence. The Hollywood actor, who is also known for his roles in films such as The Expendables 2 (2012), The Hunger Games series and The Dressmaker (2015), spoke to HT Café exclusively from Sydney, Australia.
Liam, who says he was excited to be part of the project, recalled his first day on the film’s sets. “It was something to do with flying the space tug (a spacecraft). It may have been with Jeff (Goldblum; actor). My character came to earth from the moon to pick him up. But the crew had been filming for two weeks before I reached there. So, before my work began, I would just be hanging around the sets. It was a trip in itself to realise that we were shooting for this film.”
Liam also talks about the daunting task of shooting for the movie in front of a blue screen, especially the flying scenes. He says, “It is a process you have to get comfortable with… you are on your own and not reacting to a character (there isn’t a second person to enact the scene). The writers of the film did make it comfortable for me. But in the beginning, it was weird.”
Meanwhile, the actor’s elder brother, Chris Hemsworth, who has starred in movies such as Star Trek (2008), Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015), was in India a few months back. Can we expect Liam to visit the country soon? “I would love to come to India. I have heard a lot about Indian cities and the people there. I have also seen a few Indian movies... So, I’m aware of the film industry there,” he says.
On the family front, Liam says that his brothers, the second one being Luke Hemsworth, also an actor, are his best friends. “While growing up, we were competitive and would fight with each other. But now, we value the time we spend together,” he says, adding that the three don’t discuss work often. “We pick work that we think is right for us. We make our own decisions,” says Liam.