Chris Hemsworth had a crash course in computers for his new film.
The Australian actor plays a technology expert in director Michael Mann’s upcoming thriller Cyber.
Chris revealed he needed expert help in order to portray the role accurately.
“I did two months [of lessons],” he tells the new edition of Details magazine. “This computer teacher with a Ph.D. from UCLA would come into this little room and give me lessons in Unix commands and whatnot.”
Chris spent a long time learning the ins and outs of the area. However, it wasn’t long until the 30-year-old star found the sessions slightly tedious.
“It was exciting the first day or two, then I was like, ‘Oh no, this is why I didn’t take a desk job,'” he admitted. “I can’t say I can hack into your Swiss bank account, but I can pretend to.”
The hunk previously shared the valuable information he took with him while filming. Cyber has made him realize how much society rely on technology in this day and age.
“It was fascinating. I knew nothing about that world,” he told website filmfutter.com. “It’s very prominent now as we see what hacking and cyber terrorism can do, like shutting down power grids in other countries. In our film, [the villain] shuts down the water pumps to overheat the cooling system in a nuclear power plant and causes a whole lot of chaos. When you do that research, you realize how vulnerable you are.”
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