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Natalie Portman Cast In 'Thor' Because She's Impossibly Short

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | November 1, 2013 | Comments ()

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I love this clip from The Graham Norton show for several reasons. 1) Natalie Portman claims that she was cast in Thor because the juxtaposition between her and Chris Hemsworth’s physical stature made Thor look huge (the evidence demonstrated bears that out); 2) because Portman and Hemsworth are just as awkward and chemistry-free here as they are in Thor; 3) because Katy Perry, who is sitting on the guest couch along with Paul McCartney, looks positively bored because she is not being talked about in that moment, and 4) the not-so-subtle blow job gag Graham Norton made with the Thor action figures.

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  • dave dorris

    Is there some Portman-hating thing I'm supposed to join to maintain credibility? Because I really don't have any use for it. I didn't see a damn thing in that clip that would support the claim of a lack of "chemistry" with Helmsworth. Is it just cool now to hate her? If so, we kind of suck.

  • Strand

    "These are not the hammer."

    Don't know why Natalie Portman does these big Hollywood roles, since it's obvious she she holds them in minor contempt. I get it, Padme was a really shitty role you had to work against but dayum girl, emote a little.

  • Ragin Malaysian

    She definitely does them for the money. Which is fine, indie movies where she has to act don't really pay much.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    I don't care if she needs the money, honestly, she has to eat and feed her family, so I don't begrudge her that. I do, however, get pissed off that she shows up in these big budget movies and basically stands there like a lump.

    I would think and Oscar winner could generate a personality when she has to. At least earn the paycheck, that's all I'm asking for.

  • Aaron Schulz

    Its amazing how much better his show is in the UK then that terrible one they did on comedy central years ago in the US.

  • loo shag brolley

    But that IS a hammer.

  • mrsdalgliesh

    Watch the full show on YouTube if you want to see several awkward moments that occur simply because Katy Perry (so! popular! many! hits!) is sitting next to Sir Paul McCartney -- and various folks (including Katy herself) compare them. They should not be mentioned in the same sentence.

    But this, of course, is why Graham's show is brilliant. Bring the guests out all at once and who knows what will happen?

  • I kinda thought awkward was kinda the point, given the novelty of inter-stellar & inter-species romance.

  • Three_nineteen

    Graham Norton is many things, but subtle really ain't one of them. It's one of the reasons his show is great.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    But also cringe-inducing about 50% of the time.

  • phofascinating

    Aww man, I haven't read QC in FOREVER! Thanks for this! I'm going to catch up this weekend!

  • I would climb that like a dog up a bone tree.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Natalie? Damn right. You wouldn't have to climb far though. Well, YOU wouldn't.

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