VIDEO:  JOE meets Chris Hemsworth to talk about his love for Van Morrison, funny accents and eating fish 4 years ago

VIDEO: JOE meets Chris Hemsworth to talk about his love for Van Morrison, funny accents and eating fish

And Van Morrison is probably a massive Thor fan.

In The Heart Of The Sea, directed by Oscar-winner Ron Howard, tells the true story of the New England whaling ship Essex which was attacked by a monstrously large, murderous albino whale.

Seriously, this whale has got a really bad attitude.

Ahead of the movie's Irish cinema release on 26 December, JOE sat down with the star of the show, Chris Hemsworth.

The ex-Home and Away actor plays the the role of Owen Chase, the Essex's first mate, and we sent JOE Editor, Paddy McKenna, along to talk to him about his punishing diet for the movie, his love of Van Morrison and why Peaky Blinders (which features his movie co-star, Cillian Murphy) needs an Aussie presence.

In The Heart Of The Sea opens in Irish cinemas on St. Stephen's Day.

Stay tuned to JOE for interviews with more of the movie's cast members - Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Benjamin Walker and its director, Ron Howard.

Clip via Warner Bros. Pictures