Chris Hemsworth, star of “Thor: Love and Thunder,” opens up about his history with body manipulation, and it appears that the journey has taken its toll on the Marvel star.
Chris Hemsworth made his acting debut in 2002 on the television series “Home and Away,” where he rose to prominence. Later, he made his Marvel cinematic universe debut in the film “Thor” in 2011, propelling him to become one of Forbes’ highest-paid actors in 2019.
In the recent behind-the-scenes documentary “Marvel Studios Assembled,” the 39-year-old actor reveals that his body has undergone many major changes during his acting career.
“Each time I’ve played the character and put the muscle on and put the size on, and then lost it for something else and played another character, there’s muscle memory, and I used to say it sort of got easier each time.”
Marvel fans may recall the Norse god donning a fat suit in “The Avengers: Endgame” and then getting ripped again in “Thor: Love and Thunder.” However, the “Cabin in the Woods” star admits that the intense training he undergoes to get ripped is taking a toll on his body.
Hemsworth explained his struggle:
“This was particularly hard. I think because the target weight we aimed for was quite a ways above where I’d been before.
It was a really fun exploration, but I don’t know that I wanna get that big again. But I was sort of… It was… Yeah, it was just exhausting. I don’t know, maybe I’m getting old, but things just started to hurt more.”
Hemsworth also stated that he had enjoyed his fitness journey by mixing it up with swimming or martial arts, but due to the physical strain, he may not be willing to go through the same intense training as before.
While “Thor: Love and Thunder” ends with the message, “Thor will return,” the actor also questions “Thor’s” future in the cinematic universe. When asked if the fourth film would be his final appearance as the Norse God, Hemsworth redirected the question to Marvel.
“Thor: Love and Thunder” debuted on June 23, 2022, and is now available on Disney+.