For most parents, picking up your kids after school is a relatively straightforward experience, unless you’re Natalie Portman Where Chris HemsworthThis is.
The Black Swan the 41-year-old actress shared that when she was filming Thor: Love and Thunder in Australia, she once spotted her co-star, 38, trying to pick up her kids during the after-school rush without being noticed.
“Chris’ kids, during a period of the shooting, came to town and went to the same school as my kids,” Natalie said on the June 24 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! “One day we got back to school at the same time and I felt so bad for him.”
While the actress, who is a mother of a son Aleph11 years old and his daughter Amalia5 – acknowledged that Chris is “really famous everywhere”, she explained that the factor is multiplied exponentially in her home country.
To avoid detection, Natalie watched as Chris tried to hide behind a tree until his children – his daughter India10 and twin sons Tristan and Sasha8 years old – arrived but “couldn’t, obviously” given his fame.
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Reflecting on the moment, the Marvel actress jokingly told the guest host Sean Hayes“It was like a weird back-to-school superhero sitcom, you know?”
Luckily, Natalie shared that this was an issue she hadn’t personally encountered herself.
“I’m petite and I can camouflage myself with moms,” she said. “Then he walks in and it’s like a Greek god is walking through!”
The actress, who is reprising her role as Jane Foster in the upcoming Marvel film, has revealed her kids are especially looking forward to seeing her pick up Thor’s hammer Mjolnir and transform into the God of Thunder herself.
“They’re really excited about it,” she shared. “It’s kind of cool to have something that my kids are really excited about, because usually they just say, ‘Don’t go to work, mom.’ Now they say, ‘Come on, come on, come on!'”
In fact, her daughter is so thrilled that she even bought her mother’s action figure.
“My daughter got hers! She went with her nanny the other day and bought the doll at the store and came home with it,” Natalie said. “She ran around with it like, ‘Great mom!’ Which made me very, very excited.”
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