Luke Hemsworth is the Lesser-Known, Hottest Hemsworth
They’re the Australian version of the Barrymores (I guess?): Chris and Liam Hemsworth, those hotties from down under who have starred in two of the biggest movies this year—Chris in The Avengers and Liam in The Hunger Games. But did you know they have an older brother? And he is also hot? Ladies and gentlemen, meet Luke Hemsworth.
Luke Hemsworth is also an actor, appearing on Aussie soap Neighbours and most recently in the miniseries Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms, although he has taken a bit of a hiatus from to focus on his family. Entertainment Weekly has a pretty fluffy interview with the eldest Hemsworth in which they mostly ask about his more famous brothers. Like, in a way that is actually kind of embarrassing? Take a look:
Did you keep in touch with Chris when he first moved out to Los Angeles?
We were definitely in contact for a lot of that time. Chris had some funny stories living in the back of [his manager’s] house, the guest house there, and becoming a bit of an unofficial nanny with his kids. He sort of had a bit of a trial-by-fire there as well. He called me up a few times and said, “What do I do?” And once again, I’d just lead him in the wrong direction.
Wasn’t your character on Neighbours an ex-surfer who became a paraplegic?
No, that was Liam! (laughs) Liam was in a wheelchair.
Well this is embarrassing. I mixed up my Hemsworths! Tell me about your character.
I was a footballer, and I was actually a drug dealer on the show, like a dealer of growth hormones. It’s funny, because I played football as a kid—Australian rules football—for ten years, and one of my nicknames was Roids.
Be honest. Did you ever do them?
No! (laughs) I never had to. I was all ridiculously oversized calves and thighs and biceps and head. My head is massive. My head is like off the charts.
"LOL whoops I am terrible at interviewing actors!" is basically what I got out of this Q&A. Because, come on—let’s just not even comment on the fact that the person interviewing Liam Hemsworth screwed up and got him confused with his brother, but he also asked him a ridiculous question like, "Do you still speak to your brother after he left your country and came to ours? I don’t know how email or phones work. Y’all got those in the Outback? Like, with your bloomin’ onions?" But this is probably the most offensive exchange:
Have you met Liam’s fiancé, Miley Cyrus?
Yeah, she’s great. She loves our kids, and our kids absolutely love her. She won our hearts. I find her really interesting. I find her very articulate, and years in maturity above her age. But at the same time, she’s very much like Liam. I think a lot of people don’t realize that they are really, really in love. They actually are a perfect match in a lot of ways.
Poor Luke Hemsworth. He’s the least famous actor in his family, his younger brothers get more attention than him, and all he wants to do is do an interview in which he talks about his own career and some dumb-dumb at what is basically turned into a tabloid is asking him about his brother’s upcoming marriage to Miley Cyrus. How dreadful! Why the hell didn’t this interviewer ask things like, "How did you get so hot?" and "How come your brothers are more famous than you and you’re the hot one?" and "Is it nice to be the Hemsworth who looks like a real grown-up man?" and "What is the Australian version of ‘corn fed,’ because that is what you are and it’s really working on me." Basically, I’m saying that Liam Hemsworth’s publicist should reach out to me because I have some things I need to ask him.