Chris Hemsworth has gone into big-screen battles before. After all, he has played superhero Thor. But his new movie, 12 Strong, put him on a much more realistic battlefield. The film is based on the true story of a Special Forces squad, sent into Afghanistan to take down Taliban operatives in the days after 9/11. For Hemsworth — who plays the captain — and his squad to do the scenes with authentic military precision, they underwent a lot of training. Hemsworth told us it was a rigorous, grueling program, but it really helped him and the other actors come together as a team. (Click on the media bar below to hear Chris Hemsworth)
12 Strong opens in theaters on January 19.