Chris Hemsworth Discusses His Unique Role in ‘Spiderhead’

Chris Hemsworth portrays Steve Abnesti in Netflix’s new genre-bending and darkly funny psychological thriller, Spiderhead. The film, which is based on The New Yorker short story by George Saunders, will be released on June 17. Hemsworth also serves as a producer.


In a state-of-the-art penitentiary run by brilliant visionary Steve Abnesti (Chris Hemsworth), inmates wear a surgically attached device that administers dosages of mind-altering drugs in exchange for commuted sentences. There are no bars, no cells, or orange jumpsuits. In Spiderhead, incarcerated volunteers are free to be themselves. Until they’re not. At times, they’re a better version. Need to lighten up? There’s a drug for that. At a loss for words? There’s a drug for that, too. But when two subjects, Jeff (Miles Teller) and Lizzy (Jurnee Smollett), form a connection, their path to redemption take a twistier turn, as Abnesti’s experiments start to push the limits of free will altogether.

Upcoming, the actor will be seen starring in Thor: Love and Thunder, which is the fourth solo film for his beloved Marvel character, and Netflix’s Extraction 2.


We discussed how this role stands out in his career, filming those intense scenes with Miles Teller, how all of the different genres play into the overall tone of the movie, and more!

Watch my interview, which Chris called his favorite of the year, below: