chris hemsworth cabin in the woods Chris Hemsworth Interview For The Cabin in the Woods

Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes ‘The Cabin in the Woods,’ a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out. Produced by Whedon and directed by Goddard from a script by both, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford. Look out for ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ in cinemas April 13th – it’s a good’en!

‘The Cabin in the Woods’ puts a spin on the audiences expectations, on the horror genre…it’s really hard to even say much about it without spoiling anything.

Chris Hemsworth: Yeah (laughs). I think ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ is unlike anything else to be honest. I think it’s even hard to sit it in the horror movie genre. Its certainly got aspects of the horror genre, but….without saying too much (laughs), there’s so many more twists and turns. It really throws a whole new spin on things. Its such a ride, it’s shocking, funny, but then its also horrific. It was so attractive for me to be a part of. Its got Joss and Drew’s whit and humour to it as well, they did an amazing job with it.

How did you find working with Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon on this?

Chris Hemsworth: Both are kind of geniuses in their knowledge of film, ideas for shots, stories. Their creativity is amazing, they’re constantly buzzing. Every take they get so excited as well, I love it, they would be like, “This could be the best take! I love my job! I love this film!” That enthusiasm is great. It keeps you moving forward and feeling good about yourself and what your doing. Also, I worked with J.J. Abrams on ‘Star Trek,’ and I’d known they were buddies before this movie. I said to Drew, “I can tell you guys are friends, you have the same style and humour and energy.”

Anna Hutchinson has her A-game on when it comes to screaming. How was it working alongside her?

Chris Hemsworth: (Laughs) On set, listening to Anna scream, that was enough to make you shudder and make you feel like it’s actually happening. She’s definitely got a set of pipes. Anna’s funny. I got the part in this film, but then they couldn’t find his girlfriend, the part of Jules, played by Anna Hutchison. It was just before we started shooting, they had been looking around, they’d sent casting agents all over Europe, to New Zealand, to Australia. Then Drew brings me into his office and says, “OK, we’ve found your girlfriend….she’s a New Zealander, as an Aussie, how do you feel about that?” (laughs) I was like, “Yeah, of course, that’s fine, what’s her name?” He says, “Anna Hutchinson.” I’m like, “What!” Because she was actually dating one of my best friends. She’s awesome.

You got involved with some of the stunts as well right?

Chris Hemsworth: Yeah. We done about as much as we can, they allowed me to do as much as I can – which is great. That’s always fun, it adds another element to filming. Especially with the motorbike stuff, it was nice to be able to jump on a bike and whip it around and do some stuff.

What was your own personal reaction when you read the script?

Chris Hemsworth: I remember the first time I read the script I was like, “OK, it’s a horror film, with some different points.” But then the more I read it, the more I spoke to Drew and Joss, and once we were shooting, seeing what they were doing with this thing, I was just like, “Wow, this is something special.” I’m really proud of this film and what everyone put together. I think the audience will be surprised, excited and pleased….because once it starts, it doesn’t stop (laughs).