Turns out the kiss in that post-credits stinger in “Thor: The Dark World” wasn’t between Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman after all.
A scheduling conflict meant Portman and Hemsworth couldn’t come together for the kiss, so someone had to step in to replace Portman for the scene. Who got the job? Tom Hiddle… no, actually it was Hemsworth’s own wife Elsa Pataky.
Portman tells the NY Daily News: “It was for reshoots [after the film was finished] and he was working in Hong Kong and I couldn’t get there because I was working on my own film. And so they put his wife in my wig and costume. That’s why it was so passionate.”
A combination of angles, makeup and costumes helped Pataky become Portman’s character.