However, she soon learns that the “Avengers” actor is no Patrick Swayze.
Following a stuttered introduction as the cast member just stares longingly at the “Thor” star, McKinnon tells him: “There is something I have always wanted to do, and you are perfect host. I want to attempt the ‘Dirty Dancing’ lift.”
The Australian hunk is game, of course, but he seems to have spent too much time starring in action films rather than romances because instead of lifting his partner — he grabs her in a headlock.
“You’ve never seen ‘Dirty Dancing’ have you?” she manages to eek out as his strong arm crushes her neck.
In another preview from Saturday’s upcoming NBC show, McKinnon tries to get clever with the weather by saying, “There’s a storm coming called ‘Winter Storm Thor,’ do you have anything to do with that?” “Maybe,” he replies, and proceeds to put his Marvel superhero powers to work and make it snow.
The “Rush” actor was less of a stud when McKinnon puts him through his paces weight training. ‘Think of every time somebody told you that Liam was the hot one, not Chris,” she says in her best bootcamp trainer voice.
“They were wrong!” he screeches, as he blows his back out lifting five-pound weights.
Hemsworth will host “SNL” for the first time on March 7 with musical guests three-time Grammy winning Zac Brown Band.
His next feature-film appearances will be in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” December’s “In the Heart of the Sea” and the “Vacation” remake, sometime down the road.
“Saturday Night Live” airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. on NBC.
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