‘F*** all’: Son of F1 legend lambasts Australian actor

1976 F1 World Champion James Hunt died following a heart attack in 1993.

The son of the late James Hunt has accused actor Chris Hemsworth of playing his father “like a t**t”, in the 2013 movie ‘Rush’.

‘Rush’ was all about the iconic 1976 rivalry between Hunt and the late Niki Lauda, who was played by Daniel Brühl.

Hemsworth is undoubtedly best known for playing the role of Thor, in the Marvel franchise.

Hunt’s son, Freddie, revealed in order to master the role Brühl actually spent time with Lauda, whereas Hemsworth didn’t even contact the Hunt family.

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Lauda actually sustained his life-threatening injuries during the 1976 season, something Brühil learnt all about.

Whilst Hunt died from a heart attack in 1993, Freddie revealed that Hemsworth did “f**k all” to truly understand the role compared to Brühl.

In the film, Hunt was made out to be an irresponsible and selfish person who seemingly didn’t really care about F1, leaving Freddie furious.

However, Hunt’s son is unsure whether to be mad with Hemsworth or the film’s director, Ron Howard.

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Freddie revealed that he “nearly slapped” Howard for not telling the truth about his father in the movie, with the director having informed him that nobody “would believe” what actually happened in 1976.

“Chris Hemsworth’s performance, now I don’t know if I should be upset with Chris or [director] Ron Howard, because he basically played dad like a t**t,” Freddie told the Pitstop podcast, “And I don’t know if that’s due to his poor acting or if he was directed to play that way.

“Daniel Bruhl, who played Niki Lauda, did an absolute masterpiece. He actually asked Niki if he could spend some time with him so he could learn his mannerisms and really get to know him.

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“What did Hemsworth do in contrast? F**k all. He didn’t contact the family once.

“And when I asked Ron Howard: ‘why did you change so many things?’, the director, he said ‘Ahh the truth was too awesome man. No one would believe it.’ I nearly slapped him.

“The movie was great, you know people like it. But it could have been, if they just stuck to the truth it would have been so much better.”