You’re not even allowed out on to certain parts of that land without permits.” Back at high school in Melbourne, Hemsworth decided to act when his older brother Luke got a role in the Australian soap opera Neighbours.
“It was four-and-a-half hours from the nearest town. I went to a school that was made up of 60 [Aboriginal] kids between the ages of five and 17, all mashed into two classrooms.” Hemsworth didn’t feel like an outsider.
Because we are pretty boring.” It couldn’t be further from the way in which Hunt chose to handle fame.
The epitome of the playboy rock-star driver, Hunt drank to excess, snorted cocaine and reputedly slept with more than 5,000 women. “Yeah,” he says, laughing and raising his eyebrows. “I’m talking about how he says what he wants to say or the reaction he has to the reporter.” (He assaults a journalist who insults Niki Lauda, Hunt’s chief opponent but also his close friend, a dichotomy the movie captures well.) Hemsworth says that he had some wild days when he first became famous in Australia starring in the soap opera Home and Away.
My parents ran the community centre which doubled as a post office and grocery store. “That’s the beautiful thing about kids, they don’t have the stupid set of prejudices and opinions that we are warped by as we get older.
It gave me a great empathy for other people’s situations and Aboriginal culture because no one gets exposed to that.