Beware of spoilers ahead for Thor: Love and Thunder!
Chris Hemsworth isn’t the only Thor: Love and Thunder star in his family.
The actor’s daughter India Rose joined the MCU in the new Marvel Studios film—and as it turns out, the 10 year old is the “Love” in the movie’s title.
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Hemsworth’s eldest child plays the daughter of Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale). India’s character dies at the beginning of the film, but Gorr, in the end after opening the gates of Eternity, uses his wish to bring his daughter back before his death.
As Korg explains (via Radio Times), Love is a “girl born from Eternity with the powers of a God.” Thor agrees to look after Love and together the adorable duo becomes known as “Love and Thunder.”
“It just felt like a really nice way of finishing the film with Chris and his daughter and that being Love and Thunder,” director Taika Waititi told Marvel.com.
Several social media users have reacted to India’s role in the Marvel flick, with one tweeting, “What I wish I knew before watching ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’.. Gorr’s daughter is Chris Hemsworth’s daughter. India Rose Hemsworth Idk. knowing this will make some scene 100x better.”
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Another wrote, “I think it’s so meaningful that the little girl at the end of the movie is Chris Hemsworth’s real-life daughter.”
Hemsworth gushed that his daughter did an “incredible job” in the movie. Discussing what it was like sharing the screen with India, he said (via Marvel.com), “It was just like when I’m at home, trying to tell her to do anything. She’s like, ‘Pfft, no, I’ll do it my way.’ And power to her, good on her, because she did an incredible job.”
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According to Marvel.com, the dad of three believes “this foray into acting might have been a one-off for India.”
Thor: Love and Thunder also featured an appearance by one of Hemsworth’s twin sons (Sasha and Tristan) as a young Thor. In an interview with Kevin McCarthy, the Infinity War actor revealed that his kids “really wanted to be in” the movie.
Hemsworth added, “It felt sort of like a one-off fun family experience. I don’t want them to now go and be child stars and actors. It was just a special experience we all had and they loved it. They had a great time.”
Thor: Love and Thunder is now playing in theaters.
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