It took Ray Meagher a few minutes to break down during the first tribute segment of This Is Your Life, which featured a video message from his former Home and Away co-star Chris Hemsworth. The Hollywood actor talked about his first meeting with Ray.
Chris, who is regarded as an Australian icon and a legend, opened his speech by describing his hero. He said that he first met him on the set of Home and Away.
The nerves and excitement he felt when he first walked into the set were mainly due to him being the legend and the man.
“The moment arrived. I remember the doors busting open, and there you were down the end of the hallway, silhouetted by the sun, bathed in glorious light.
“We locked eyes, we got closer. I took a big deep breath and I thought, ‘He’s probably not a hugger’. I lifted my hand…and dived off into the costume department because I had lost my nerve.” The audience chuckled at the Thor star’s hilarious recollection, but his next admission left Ray fighting back tears. Predict
Upon meeting him, Chris said that he was very excited to work with him. He also said that he was genuinely supportive and kind.
Kate Ritchie, who played Sally in the show for 20 years, surprised her former co-star by showing up at the set of This Is Your Life.
Ray Meagher has been playing the role of Alf Stewart in the Australian television series since 1988. He is currently the longest-serving actor in the country’s television industry.