In order to prepare for her very physical role, Elsa Pataky, the actress was entitled to intensive training and was able to benefit from the advice and support of her husband Chris Hemsworth, used to this kind of preparation.
With Interceptor, Elsa Pataky is at the center of a pure old-school action movie. In this Netflix movie, the actress plays Captain Collins, reassigned to an American anti-missile base. The purpose of this place is to be able to intercept a nuclear attack that would be launched on the United States. While it takes 24 minutes for a missile launched from Russia to reach America, the interceptors must be sent before 12 minutes to be sure to stop these missiles.
Netflix is attacked by a group of terrorists. Collins manages to take refuge in the interceptor control room, but his enemies will do everything they can to get in and eliminate him.
It is clear that Elsa Pataky carries the film with this muscular role, her husband Chris Hemsworth allows himself a quick appearance. We see him playing a TV salesman. A cameo is all the more amusing that the actor is increasingly present on Netflix. We saw him in Tyler Rake in 2020. And thanks to the success of this action movie, the interpreter of Thor has put himself on the papers of the platform. We will find him in Spiderhead on June 17, and soon in Tyler Rake 2.
Chris Hemsworth has a great experience of the physical role and naturally helped his wife Elsa Pataky with his training. The actress clearly gave of her person to play Interceptor and to be the most credible possible. For several months, she trained every day for several hours, first to improve physically, following military training, and then to learn the choreography of the action scenes and stunts.
Elsa Pataky says in an interview that he was “authoritarian” with her but gave her good advice on the right angle to have when she hit, and on how to position herself.
He’s been doing that for a long time. It was great to have him. He encouraged me from the beginning, as soon as I read the script. He said, “You have to do this, it’s going to be fun and you’re going to love it, I know how much you love this kind of movie. But you’ll be destroyed after this and you won’t want to do it again.
Before the beginning of the shooting of Interceptor, Elsa Pataky had shared some clips of her training sessions. If we can see Chris Hemsworth appearing quickly at the end of the video in the first post below, the second offers much more intense images.