Liam Hemsworth: ‘Since Going Vegan I’ve Never Felt Better; Mentally And Physically.’

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Liam Hemsworth is hot property. He won our hearts as The Hunger Gamesí Gale opposite Jennifer Lawrence, set screens on fire alongside Kate Winsletin The Dressmaker and we canít wait to see him save the world with Jeff Goldblum in Independence Day Resurgence.

Not content with dominating our cinema screens, Hemsworth has taken on the fragrance commercial with his latest outing for Diesel Only The Brave. We caught-up with him to talk about filming, competing with his brother (Chris Hemsworth) and why it doesnít hurt to be nice to everyone on set.

MC: What was the first fragrance you ever wore? Who bought it for you?
LH: I spent most of my young life outdoors, I was either running around the bush with my brothers or surfing so fragrance wasnít something I ever wore.

MC: Tell us about the experience on working on Diesel Only The Brave
LH: I enjoy opportunities where Iím able to do something new and different. Iíve never done a fragrance campaign before, so it has not only been an honour but a lot of fun. I had a great time shooting the commercial spot. Mother Nature presented us with a few obstacles. We shot the commercial in Los Angeles, where it never rains. So the irony that the first rain weíve had in months was forecasted for the day of the TV shoot was not lost on me. A testament to the talent and ingenuity of the directors Anthony, Valerie and the creative team, they were able to rework the creative and secure a new location in less than 48-hours. We were also working outdoors with a wild wolf, who apparently was not a fan of the rain or wet surfaces. Day one of the shoot definitely presented the crew with a few unexpected challenges. 

MC: What's the most important lesson youíve learned Ė who was it from?
LH: ĎOur prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.í Dalai Lama

MC: What's the best bit of career advice youíve been given by a fellow actor?
LH: Iíve been fortunate to work with so many talented individuals and true class acts, and Iíve learned a great deal about this business from each and every one of them. The majority of what I know, Iíve learned while on a set. You learn from watching and talking to people with experience. One of the things Iíve observed is that the actors whoíve had great success and longevity in this business are the ones who put their egos aside and who treat every member of the crew with the same graciousness as they treat their fellow actors.

MC: Do you do much to look after your skin?
LH: Nothing other than a good night sleep and ocean water. I donít have much of a skin care ritual and my daily grooming routine consists of a shower and brushing my teeth. The less time I have to spend getting ready, the better.

MC: Are you super strict about your diet?
LH: Iím a vegan and Iíve found that since adopting a vegan diet, Iíve never felt better; mentally and physically. I feel like itís also had a domino effect of the rest of my life.

MC: What does your week in the gym look like?
LH: When Iím not training for a movie, I donít have a rigid training or gym routine. Iím not big on gyms; Iíd rather be outdoors. Luckily, I live in close proximity to the ocean and I have some great hiking trails behind my home.

MC: Are you competitive with your brother in any ways? Who wins? 

LH: Weíre competitive as most siblings are when it comes to areas like sports but when it comes to our professional lives, weíre very supportive of one another and we help each other out.


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