One week ago, THOR: THE DARK WORLD open in theaters nationwide! If you haven’t seen it yet… RUN to your nearest theater. I can’t say enough about the awesomeness of this movie. Hopefully you’ve been checking out all the Thor coverage on my blog, including my experience at the red carpet premiere of THOR: THE DARK WORLD! While out there, I had the chance to interview Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki, and Jaimie Alexander, who play Sif. They were the only two Thor stars though that my fellow 24 other bloggers and I were able to sit down with. We also were able to interview Zachary Levi, who took over the role of Thor’s friend Fandral!
Zachary entered in the interview room with an absolutely glowing smile! Now I’ll admit, I had heard of him before, but really only knew him as the voice of Flynn Rider from Disney’s Tangled. From the moment he walked in, he seemed warm, friendly, and excited for the interview. It was then I couldn’t wait to interview the new Fandral and see what Zachary Levi was all about!
Below I’ve included some highlights from the interview. I have to tell you… Zachary is quite the comedian! He had us nonstop laughing throughout the interview. For instance, when a blogger noted that her daughter was in love with Flynn Rider, Zachary wittingly replied “Tell her Eugene Fitz Harbor said hi!”
The first question was actually submitted by a fan. They asked how “battered and bruised” he became during the filming. Zachary gave the most hilarious look of shock! Of course he was just playing around, and in time answered that he dislocated a rib at one point, but that was a “freak accident”. Jokingly, he noted that probably the worst thing that happened to him was that he slammed his finger in his trailer door. The remedy? With a big smile, he replied “just ice and alcohol”.
Were you nervous about taking this role and being part of this huge franchise?
ZACHARY: I was nervous about coming in and-and having any ill-will from any of the rest of the cast, knowing that Josh (Dallas) had played it in the first film. Some of the cast knew, like Tom and Jaimie, that I was originally going to be Fandral. Then Chuck got in the way and I wasn’t able to do it. Josh was able to play the role and did a fantastic job.
I didn’t want to feel like the guy who’s coming in and like taking someone’s job away. His role on Once Upon a Time conflicted. It was like what happened to me, happened to him and came back around. That was the only thing I was kind of nervous about. Being apart of the Marvel Universe is nothing to be nervous about. I think it’s, you should just celebrate that. You get to be apart of this incredible comic book, lineage and family and universe that they’ve built. One of the first days on set Tom gave me a big hug and said “Welcome, glad you were finally able to come and do this.” I felt that love from everybody. So I wasn’t nervous beyond that.