Chris Hemsworth was moved meeting Brad Pitt for the first time: ‘He went to do a handshake and I went for the hug!’

Chris Hemsworth said he got a bit overanxious meeting fellow actor Brad Pitt for the first time last summer.

‘I met Brad Pitt actually at the Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood premiere,’ the 36-year-old actor told People, recalling how he was quick to embrace the A-list stalwart

‘He went to do a handshake and I went for the hug, he was fine with it,’ Hemsworth said. ‘I didn’t get attacked by security team or anything.’

Starstruck: Chris Hemsworth, 36, said he got a bit overanxious meeting fellow actor Brad Pitt, 56, for the first time last summer

Starstruck: Chris Hemsworth, 36, said he got a bit overanxious meeting fellow actor Brad Pitt, 56, for the first time last summer

The Thor leading man, who had attended the screening with wife Elsa Pataky and brother Luke Hemsworth, said that ‘it was fantastic’ to finally cross paths with the veteran actor, who would go on to win his first acting Oscar for his work in the Quentin Tarantino film.

Hemsworth added of Pitt, 56: ‘He was as wonderful and pleasant as I’d hoped and imagined.’

Hemsworth is currently locking down with his wife and their kids, daughter India, seven, and twin sins Tristan and Sasha, six, at their home in Byron Bay, Australia, as the world hunkers down in an effort to quell the spread of the coronavirus.

Production on Thor: Love and Thunder, the fourth film in the superhero franchise, is set to commence when the lockdown is over. The motion picture with reunites Hemsworth with director Taika Waititi and co-stars Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman, as well as Christian Bale.

Gracious: Hemsworth added of Pitt, 'He was as wonderful and pleasant as I'd hoped and imagined'

Gracious: Hemsworth added of Pitt, ‘He was as wonderful and pleasant as I’d hoped and imagined’

'Leading man: Hemsworth is currently headlining the Netflix action film Extraction

He told the Philadelphia Inquirer earlier this week that Waititi’s been ‘at his most extreme, and at his best’ in penning the forthcoming installment in the Marvel franchise.

‘It’s one of the best scripts I’ve read in years,’ Hemsworth told the outlet. ‘If the version I read is the one we get running with, it’s going to be pretty insane.’

Hemsworth is currently headlining the Netflix action film Extraction.

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