LOS ANGELES: The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth revealed he once hurled a kitchen knife at his older brother Chris Hemsworth. Admitting that the sibling rivalry would turn nasty on many occasions, Liam disclosed he would resort to using weapons to defend himself.
Making an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, the 26-year-old star, who also has another older brother named Luke, quipped, “Our childhood rivalry was a bit vicious. A bit like The Hunger Games, actually.”
Liam admitted that at some instances, their bickering went completely out of hand. “We had a few incidents with weapons. I never had any problems with Luke because he was so much older and I didn’t mess with him,” he added. “But with Chris … we were very like-minded, very stubborn and would often get into arguments and because I was so much younger and smaller I had to use weapons to fight.”
The actor revealed he came perilously close to injuring the Marvel superhero Thor. “So, one day when I was about five, we had a fight in the kitchen about using the toaster, or something, and I picked up a kitchen knife and threw it at Chris’s head and the handle hit him in the forehead.”
He jokingly added that despite the near miss, he was always in control of the situation.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 12th, 2016.