Chris Hemsworth Calls Himself Hot On ‘SNL,’ So He Knows What We All Think Of Him

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Chris Hemsworth Annoys Cast Members During His ‘SNL’ MonologueChris Hemsworth made his Saturday Night Live debut all the way back in March, and only a few months later, he’s returning to Studio 8H to host once again. The 32-year-old actor started off the night by talking about how the cast had become like a family to him now that he’s hosted the show two times and that he likes to roughhouse with them. Chris then spotted cast member Pete Davidson nearby and gave him a forceful hit (he is Thor after all!) and then teased some other cast members by hanging up their calls and tickling them. He also starred in three other movies this year in which he didn’t play a Norse god: the hacking thriller Blackhat, the comedy remake Vacation, and the epic drama In The Heart Of The Sea, which opened this weekend. Then The Hulk, then the red-haired girl, the Falcon, the new dud Vision with the purple face, the witch girl, Ant-Man, bow and arrow guy, and then you.’ ‘Well Chris, some people don’t know this about me but I’m actually Australian… G’day Chris, G’day,’ she warbles, but he doesn’t look convinced. ‘Look I’m always playing the same type of roles so I’m trying to do something different, just go with it, okay man?’ she admonishes him, before he agrees to play along, asking her which part she’s from. ‘Well Im actually from the original part of Australia: Australia City,’ she declares, slipping back into the awful accent.

While Hemsworth’s debut didn’t make for a particularly memorable episode, there were a few standout sketches, and he proved himself as a more-than-capable host — and one who was totally willing to let himself be the butt of several jokes. We should go surfing for some shrimp on the barbie…’ In a third mini skit, Chris tries to convince his compatriot that Christmas in Australia is very similar to Christmas in New York, with the exception of Santa Claus being ‘a crocodile that eats presents and he hates kids’. Last time he was on the show, the cast took every opportunity to lampoon his good looks, and the man once crowned People’s Sexiest Man Alive starred in a parody American Express ad about how difficult it was for him to first break into Hollywood, seeing as he was too tall, too blond, and too muscular. When the other women suggest Channing Tatum, Zac Efron, Bradley Cooper, and Paul Rudd as their picks for the hottest actors, Hemwsorth chimes in, and suggests himself. (When someone intimates that Liam is the hotter Hemsworth, his character takes extra umbrage. “Liam is gross,” he responds. “I heard he breastfed until he was 4.”) In other circumstances, that would be the joke right there: Hemsworth-as-Claire egging women to talk about how hot the actor is.

Another assures that they know Claire “from college, or growing up or something.” Little by little, they determine that it is, in fact, Chris Hemsworth trying to boost his own self esteem in a world where everyone seems to have moved on to actors like Chris Pratt. “I just needed to know — does anyone still find C-Hemmy attractive?” To me, the conceit of the sketch — that Hemsworth dressed like a woman to fish for compliments — is amusing at best. But the standout sketch from Hemsworth’s last hosting stint — and the one that I hope makes a return appearance — allowed him to show off his dramatic acting skills opposite an unconventional costar: a chicken.

But the meta-ness they layered on top of those jokes, like the way they acknowledged that there’s no backstory for the characters and the don’t know how they know each other, is pleasantly weird, and it makes the sketch. (“Is Claire real?” one of them asks at one point.) The last sketch of the evening also subverts expectations of Hemsworth’s hotness. Instead, it comes out that the dancers are really bad at stripping, and instead NYU performing arts students intent on putting on a Broadway-style routine with no nudity.

If you are not known to the majority of show viewers, you would to shot off as many different sides of what you are capable of in a short amount of time. In October, the Chicago-based rapper premiered his new song “Angels” on The Late Show (with a bonus appearance by Stephen Colbert wearing a halo), and all week he’s been dropping hints about his third mixtape.

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