Chris Hemsworth had to flee flash floods and mudslides on his latest film set.
The actor was filming in the Canary Islands on Monday when cast and crew working on In the Heart of the Sea were told to evacuate the scene, reports New York Post. Director Ron Howard shared pictures of rocks falling and rivers of mud on his Twitter page.
“Rare heavy rain in La Gomera forced us to our small converted cover stage,” he wrote, followed by, “Torrential outside.”
It became evident that conditions were declining quickly.
“Soon we were advised to wrap and evacuate. Pronto. ASAP,” Ron added. “W/out incident trucks moved to hi ground & all cast & crew waded to cars (calf deep) & made it out b-4 roads closed… Good luck that no cars or people were swept away or hit by tumbling rocks (sic).”
Five people are believed to have died and hundreds left homeless following the flash floods.
Brian Grazer, Ron’s partner at Imagine Entertainment, spoke out after the incident.
“There was a near-typhoon, which is very rare for that area. Ron had to shut down the production and get everyone out of there,” he said. “Thankfully, none of the cast or crew were hurt. Production has been put on hold.”
Meanwhile, Chris’ co-star Natalie Portman has revealed that the hunk’s wife Elsa Pataky had to stand in for her during a passionate kissing scene.
Natalie plays scientist Jane Foster in the Thor franchise, with Chris in the title role. At the end of the latest installment Thor: The Dark World, Jane and Thor lock lips and the scene had to be redone afterwards – but Natalie couldn’t make it.
“It was for re-shoots and he was working in Hong Kong and I couldn’t get there because I was working on my own film,” she said, according to New York Daily News. “And so they put his wife in my wig and costume, that’s why it was so passionate. It was such a perfect solution, wasn’t it?”
Chris and Elsa recently announced they are expecting their second child together.
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