Chris Hemsworth was so starstruck when he met Brad Pitt that he went for a hug instead of a handshake

The two A-listers met last summer during ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ premier


                            Chris Hemsworth was so starstruck when he met Brad Pitt that he went for a hug instead of a handshake
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It is not like only common people can have their fangirl or fanboy moments. Sometimes celebrities themselves get hit by it. Take the instance of Chris Hemsworth, who had his fanboy moment when he met Brad Pitt for the first time.

The incident took place last summer during the premiere of ‘Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood’ when the Australian actor got starstruck after seeing the ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ star. “I met Brad Pitt actually at the Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood premiere,” Hemsworth told PEOPLE.

He went on to say: “He went to do a handshake and I went for the hug, he was fine with it. I didn't get attacked by the security team or anything. It was fantastic. He was as wonderful and pleasant as I'd hoped and imagined,” the ‘Thor’ actor added as he explained how overwhelming it was for him to see one of his favorite actors in front of him.

Hemsworth had attended the premiere of Quentin Tarantino's 2019 epic film with his wife Elsa Pataky and his older brother Luke Hemsworth.

This comes after ‘The Avengers’ star opened up about leaving Los Angeles, California, and returning to his home country Australia after Hollywood got a bit overwhelming for him. In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, Hemsworth admitted that he felt 'suffocated' by his Hollywood career. He also said that constantly being surrounded by billboards of himself, and his projects, took him away from the ground reality.

“When you're suffocated by the work, every conversation that you're having and every billboard you're seeing is to do with a movie or whatever around the industry. You lose perspective,” Hemsworth said. “There's not a single person there [Byron Bay] that I interact with or close friends of mine, that is really in the industry and so that's hugely refreshing, it's great for my kids and my wife,” he added.

After being shifted away from Los Angeles, the actor is practicing social distancing amid coronavirus lockdown at his $20-million Byron Bay mansion in Australia with his wife and kids, daughter India, 7, and twin sons Tristan and Sasha, 6. He recently shared that he is struggling to get his kids to concentrate on their studies at home. 

“Homeschooling them is an absolute challenge. It's three hours of negotiation and maybe 20 minutes of actual work,” the father-of-three said while adding: “My children just crave interaction with other kids so much, obviously, and that's a challenge."

Meanwhile, the shooting of his next film, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’, the fourth film in the superhero franchise will start after the lockdown is over. The project will reunite him with director Taika Waititi and co-stars Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman, as well as see Christian Bale.

Talking about the film, Hemsworth earlier said: “It's one of the best scripts I've read in years. If the version I read is the one we get running with, it's going to be pretty insane”, adding that Waititi has been 'at his most extreme, and at his best' in writing the forthcoming installment in the Marvel franchise.

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