In just three days, Chris Hemsworth will make his Saturday Night Live debut!

Ahead of his hosting gig, the Avengers: Age of Ultron star filmed a series of promos with Kate McKinnon. Like most hot-blooded women, Kate is in awe of Chris's beauty. In fact, she's speechless. "I think you have a line. Just say that, right there," Chris instructs her. "Just say, 'We're so happy to have you here.'"

Nope. Not gonna happen.

In another bit, Kate seizes the moment to recreate an iconic movie scene. "There's something I've always wanted to do, and you're the perfect host: I want to attempt the Dirty Dancing lift," she admits. Chris agrees, then puts her in a chokehold. "You've never seen Dirty Dancing, have you?" Kate wonders.

Kate gets her revenge in the next promo.

"I'm actually crazy strong for a woman," she reveals. "Do you wanna arm wrestle?"

Chris plays along, and within seconds of linking hands, a diabolically charming Kate exclaims, "Woo! Gotcha! I just wanted an excuse to touch you. It's a classic Kate trick. I touched the Hems. You saw it."

In the final bit, Kate gives Chris a pep talk as he stares at small weights.

"Come on, bitch! Own that. You own that! You be the change! You earn it! Think about every time someone told you you couldn't do it! Think about every time someone told you that [Liam Hemsworth] was the hot one, not Chris! They were wrong!" Kate screams, as Chris repeats her advice. "Get it bitch!"

After staring at the weights a little longer, Chris gives up and says, "Nah, that's OK."

Chris' SNL episode, with musical guest Zac Brown Band, airs March 7 at 11:30 p.m. He follows Season 40 hosts Dakota Johnson, J.K. Simmons, Blake Shelton, Kevin Hart, Amy Adams, Martin Freeman, James Franco, Cameron Diaz, Woody Harrelson, Chris Rock, Jim Carrey, Bill Hader, Sarah Silverman and Chris Pratt.

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