Chris Hemsworth wants to try 'unfamiliar' new projects

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Chris Hemsworth is keen to get away from "comfortable" film roles and audition for new projects.

The Australian actor shot to worldwide superstardom when he landed the role of Thor in the 2011 Marvel blockbuster and has gone on to reprise his role as the Norse god for seven more movies, including the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder.

However, Hemsworth is keen to branch out into other genres, as he believes that fear and uncertainty make him a better actor.

"From an artistic point of view, anytime I feel like I've visited that space before, I either need to find a unique angle on it or find something else," he told British newspaper The Telegraph.

"When you get too comfortable you don't dig as deep. I like that reminder: you could slip and fall here, get it together. I think it's a great motivation, feeling that uncertainty, having that little bit of fear knocking at the door," the 37-year-old added.

The Extraction star also confessed that he used to suffer badly from nerves when first starting out in Hollywood.

"When I first started my career, I had so much anxiety (about auditioning for new roles). Some of that was detrimental, but it forced me to work harder. I made sure I was always prepped, and I'd done my research. I always rehearse and have a strong opinion on the script," Hemsworth shared.

Nowadays, the actor is determined to stay close to his family in Australia, with his wife Elsa Pataky and their three children – India, eight, and seven-year-old twins Sasha and Tristan – when it comes to picking his future projects.

"Location. If it's around where I live, I'm a lot more interested now from the family practicality stance," he confessed.