Thor has been portrayed by Chris Hemsworth ever since the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first installment centering on the God of Thunder. The role launched the Aussie native into international superstardom, but there was a time when his wife was even more famous than him. Here’s the truth about Elsa Pataky.
While Hemsworth is best known for his work within the MCU, Pataky once starred in a multi-billion-dollar, action film franchise of her own. Between 2011 and 2017, the actress played Elena opposite Vin Diesel’s Dom in The Fast and the Furious series. The long-running role served as her most popular gig to date, but, after portraying the patrol officer character in four flicks, Pataky’s on-screen alter ego was shockingly killed during a kidnapping in The Fate of the Furious. Pataky told The Hollywood Reporter at the time,
“I think all stories have to have a beginning and an end, and it was a long trip for this character…The relationship with Dom and her job were really interesting. They were in love, but…it was a beautiful way to end it. Very dramatic and very sad.”
Calling the experience itself “special,” the movie star added that The Fast and the Furious crew felt, quote, “like a family” to her, and even went on to tease Elena’s possible resurrection, saying,
“You didn’t see Elena die, so you never know. In this franchise, there are characters you think are dead, and they come back. So there’s always hope. We’ll see.”
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Whirlwind romance | 1:22
Tattooing her fate | 2:23
Acting hiatus | 3:24
Life Down Under | 4:34
Five languages | 5:43
Marvel cameo | 6:51
Diversity in Hollywood | 7:56
Going strong | 9:09