Chris Hemsworth’s handsome cousin Luke Van Os was revealed as joining the cast of the renowned Australian serial Home and Away in October of last year.
And on Wednesday, the 25-year-old revealed to Confidential the precious piece of advice he received from the Thor star after learning he had landed the play.
‘Just keep your cool.’ And embrace it, knowing that nerves will never go away – it’s about growing comfortable with nerves rather than dreading them,’ Van Os recalls Chris, 38, telling him.
Chris, who landed one of his first acting roles in Summer Bay, is also providing his support from afar, according to him.
‘Chris is in Los Angeles, but he saw my appearances on The Morning Show and Sunrise.’ Van Os told the publication, “I spoke to him just before because I was so frightened.”
And Chris isn’t the only Hemsworth sibling that believes in Luke.
‘Liam and Luke have also been tremendously helpful… This market is so complicated and difficult to navigate, so having any kind of solid guidance from someone who has done it before is a huge help,’ he added.
Luke is linked to the Hemsworths because his father Robert is their mother Leonie’s brother.
Luke announced in October that he would be joining the cast of Home and Away, the show on which Chris played Kim Hyde from 2004 to 2007.
Luke remarked on Instagram at the time, “I’m so pleased to finally announce that I will be joining the Home and Away crew.”
‘One of the Summer Bay favourites has a tight relationship with my character Xander. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the incredible cast, staff, and Channel Seven for making me feel so at home in this long-running family.
‘Thank you to my friends, family, and team for their unwavering support throughout this long trip; now the real job begins.’ In 2022, keep an eye out for Xander on the big screen.’
In the comments portion of his Instagram post at the time, Chris complimented his cousin.
‘Congratulations, mate, that’s incredible,’ Chris remarked.
Chris practised lines with Luke over Zoom before his audition, Luke previously told The Daily Telegraph.
Luke told the publication, “When I was invited for a comeback for the chemistry test, I actually zoomed with Chris the night before and we ran it (the scene) and kind of just got into a good headspace.”
‘His advise was to be nice, put in the work, and the work doesn’t stop now,’ Luke recalled of his renowned relative.
Luke also expressed gratitude for his cousins Chris, Liam, 31, and Luke, 41, who have succeeded in their jobs and provide him with ‘insights’ into the industry.
‘It’s fantastic that they paved the path for me because I’ve absorbed all of their knowledge, and they’ve been a tremendous help over the years.’ ‘I am lucky,’ he said.