The “God of Thunder” is bigger than ever in the latest “Thor” movie.
Actor Chris Hemsworth, who plays the Asgardian member of the Avengers in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder,’ told USA Today that “boredom” during the COVID-19 lockdown has helped him build muscle.
Hemsworth told the newspaper he has a routine that includes swimming, martial arts and a 6,000 calorie a day diet.
“It was train, eat, train, eat,” Hemsworth said. “Nothing else to do. Then I came in for the bigger movie than I’ve ever been.
The actor said his wife said his new look was “too much”.
Hemsworth said balancing training, eating and sleeping with 12-hour days on set was “something different” and exhausted him.
“It was awful,” Hemsworth said. “I won’t do it again. They can give me a beefy muscle suit next time. I’m finished.”
Several action stars have spoken out against the unattainable standards and intense body examination imposed on actors in superhero films.
“Thor: Love and Thunder” director Taika Waititi told USA Today it was “crazy” to see how far Hemsworth got ahead of the film.
“He’s huge already, but when I saw his arms, they were twice as big as normal, as wide as my head,” Waititi said. “Coaches and all that ask me how he does? But everything is natural.
Hemsworth’s “natural” approach to bulking up led to an “au natural” look in the film.
The film’s trailer features a teaser of a scene where Hemsworth reveals her posterior.
Waititi, in an interview with Variety last month, said the “Thor” star had to “show off” her body in the film.
“My whole thing was like, Chris works so hard, you gotta show it,” he said.
“Don’t cover it up with all those suits and the cape and all that, it’s not fair.”