Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth in 'Thor: The Dark World'Marvel

It turns out that the passionate kiss between Thor and Jane during the end credits of "Thor: The Dark World" wasn't faked -- because Chris Hemsworth, the actor behind the God of Thunder, was actually kissing his real-life wife, not his on-screen love interest played by Natalie Portman.

In an interview with the New York Daily News, Portman revealed that the scene was shot after primary filming had ended, and due to a scheduling conflict, the actress wasn't able to make it back on set to reprise her role as Jane Foster. That's when Hemsworth's wife, actress Elsa Pataky (pictured below), stepped in.

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky at the 'Rush' Rome PremiereVittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

"And so they put his wife in my wig and costume, that's why it was so passionate," Portman explained. "It was such a perfect solution, wasn't it?"

The plan clearly worked, since there were no complaints from "Thor" fans about the switcheroo. The Daily News reports that a few trick camera angles helped keep up the ruse -- perhaps with an assist from Loki, the God of Mischief?

[via New York Daily News]
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