The November issue of Elle UK features two hot Thor co-stars, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston. Apart from gracing the cover, Portman was interviewed by Hiddleston for the magazine.

Portman says of falling in and out of love on a whim, 'I see it a lot – this romantic view of the world where you fall in and out of love on a whim. It ignores the depth of trying to know another human being and respect them and love them, and puts in its place the excitement of an immediate intimacy. But really knowing some? That is such an opportunity.'

On working with Portman, Hiddleston described their first fight scene together: 'Natalie has a neat right hook. I know this because the first time we shared screen time, she punched me in the face.'

And how did Portman feel about punching Hiddleston in the face? 'Oh my god: it was so good!'

Elle UK's November 2013 issue is out now. Have a look at Natalie Portman's stunning cover shoot below, as photographed by Kai Z Fong: