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Chris Hemsworth: It was 'weird' using my native Australian accent

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Chris Hemsworth: It was 'weird' using my native Australian accent

Chris Hemsworth found it "weird" using his native accent in a movie.

The 'In the Heart of the Sea' star - who hails from Melbourne, Australia - admits he found it tricky when he had to use his Oz accent for his role in 'Ghostbusters' because he is so used to changing his accent for movies.

Speaking on Australia's morning show Sunrise, he said: "Doing an Australian accent was weird at first. It's funny because your voice becomes like another prop. But when it's you speaking, and having not done it in a time, you're very much aware of it. It's in your head a little bit more. 'Home and Away' was the last time I had to speak like this in a film."

Meanwhile, the 32-year-old actor previously admitted he kept "cracking up" whilst filming the hotly-anticipated remake, which also stars Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.

He shared: "There's some nice role reversal there and I'm such a fan of those women. During shooting I spent more time cracking up and trying to keep a straight face, and there'll be more outtakes from that than anything else I've ever made. This is highly improvised work - they just kept the camera rolling for hours.

"When I heard they were doing a male 'Ghostbusters' I thought, 'No they can't do that, it's sacrilegious, it can't be remade.' Then when I heard it was being done with a different spin and a female cast, I knew it was going to be something unique. So when I was offered it, I immediately thought, 'Awesome.'"

And Chris - who has daughter India, four, and two-year-old twin sons Tristan and Sasha, with his wife Elsa Pataky - is also excited about returning to play the lead in 'Snow White and the Huntsman' prequel 'Huntsman: Winter's War'.

He added: "I loved the script the first time round and it came right off the back of 'Thor'. There were things I liked that we achieved and things I thought we could have done better in the next one.

"So having another opportunity means you really get to explore things that you may have missed. This time round, there's a lot more humour and a larger sense of fun and adventure to it. The first film definitely had a darker palette and style."