Hemsworth again the good guy in Brisbane

Melissa Grant and Jamie McKinnell

(Australian Associated Press)

Homegrown Hollywood hunk Chris Hemsworth has again played the good guy by walking out onto a Brisbane street to meet die-hard fans during a break in filming on Thor: Ragnarok.

Hemsworth even stopped for selfies with some lucky fans as he sent the large crowd into a frenzy on Tuesday afternoon.

Hundreds had crammed onto the city’s footpaths, even though it was expected to be difficult to get a glimpse of the cast with filming taking place behind large screens.

Hemsworth had already wowed fans on Monday, playing up to the waiting crowd along with his English co-star Tom Hiddleston.

It also appears the pair made quite an impression on Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Ms Palaszczuk could barely wipe the smile off her face on Tuesday, a day after meeting them on a closed set with Treasurer Curtis Pitt and Deputy Premier Jackie Trad.

“To have so many Hollywood A-list actors here on the streets of Brisbane at any one time is absolutely phenomenal,” Ms Palaszczuk beamed.

She called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to help lure more major film projects to Australia by making permanent a one-off increase to the federal location tax offset, from 16.5 per cent to 30 per cent.

“These big film industry companies are being head-hunted all around the world because they know what it means to the local economy,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

She said Thor was one of more than 10 current or upcoming productions being filmed in the sunshine state.

Brisbane’s CBD has been transformed into New York for filming, complete with its famous yellow cabs, traffic lights and superhero-essential rubble.

Filming is expected to wrap up on Thursday.



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