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PopWrapped | Celebrities

Chris Hemsworth Performs A Dramatic Reading Of Rihanna's 'Work'

Rain Varela | PopWrapped Author

Rain Varela

Updated 04/7/2016 9:16am
Chris Hemsworth Performs A Dramatic Reading Of Rihanna's 'Work' | Chris Hemsworth
Media Courtesy of highlighthollywood.com

One of the things that is considered a hallmark of Chris Hemsworth's portrayal of Thor, aside from the godly physique and divine warrior skills, is the Shakespearean dialogue that he spouts even in the most dire of circumstances.

The Thunder God never fails to deliver stylized language, a point which is openly mocked by Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man in Avengers, when in the middle of a superhero brawl with the Asgardian he quipped, "Uh, Shakespeare in The Park? Doth mother know you weareth her drapes?"

That scene in particular may have been in the mind of BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw when he (or some of the producers) had the clever idea of putting that particular talent of Chris Hemsworth to work.

So when the actor was his guest in Radio 1's The Morning Show, Grimshaw leaped at the chance to ask him to do some dramatic reading.

For this particular performance the Radio presenter selected a piece of art worthy of the Globe Theater in London. It is no less than Rihanna's latest number one hit song 'Work.'

Filmed in black and white, the Australian movie star proceeded to perform a dramatic reading of the lyrics. With the exception of a smile here and there, Hemsworth did deliver a seriousness and depth to the poetic lyrics in his booming voice, and, for the first time since the song was released, people actually understood the words.

Hemsworth ended things with a straightforward look to the camera, before he broke into a smile and small laughter.

Everyone broke into applause, and Nick Grimshaw was suitably impressed as he raved about the actor's performance. "It's like I was at the Globe watching Shakespeare," he gushed.

Hemsworth then replied "It makes you want to go to work" in regards to the song's direct lyricism. Grimshaw fervidly agreed with the statement, saying "it does make you want to go to work."

I guess lots of Radio 1 listeners were stoked to go to work that day.

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