Chris Hemsworth Says He Was Exhausted After Training for Thor: Love and Thunder

Chris Hemsworth is known for his god-like physique, but he claims he doesn’t want to be as muscular the next time he portrays Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

This might be because he recently went from dad bod to god bod for his last MCU cameo, but Chris Hemsworth is hoping he won’t have to be shredded for the next Thor film. Of course, Hemsworth is used to displaying his muscles on screen, thanks to his great career in the superhero movie game, but perhaps the abs will be gone in the future.

But before that, he admitted that becoming even more ripped for “Thor: Love and Thunder” was difficult and taxing for him.

“Each time I’ve played the character and put the muscle on and pushed the size on, and then lost it for something else and played another character,” Hemsworth said in the newest chapter of Marvel’s behind-the-scenes documentary “Assembled,” which was published on Thursday on Disney+.

“This was especially difficult, I guess because the target weight we aimed for was quite a ways over where I’d been before,” he explained.

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Here is What Chris Hemsworth said about his training for Thor: Love and Thunder.

Chris Hemsworth

Hemsworth has been a member of the Thor ensemble since his debut solo Marvel film in 2011. After Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans left the franchise, Hemsworth’s God of Thunder is now one of the MCU’s longest-running characters, and he’s gone through significant adjustments. Thor has evolved more than a Pokémon, from having no brows to having extreme haircuts to being overweight and melancholy.

Hemsworth claimed he spent 12 months at home for “Love and Thunder,” “just training and sort of puppeteering the body” and switching up his exercise regimen with swimming or martial arts.

“It was a great fascinating experience, but I’m not sure I want to grow that huge again,” he stated in the documentary “Assembled.”

“It was tiring,” remarked Hemsworth. “I don’t know, maybe I’m growing old,” he said, “but things suddenly starting hurting more.”

In an interview with USA Today, the actor previously discussed his preparation for the fourth “Thor” film.

Hemsworth revealed that he became larger than ever for the film due to “boredom” brought on by the COVID confinement.

“There was nothing else to do but exercise, eat, train, eat,” he explained. “Then I went larger than I’d ever gone for the picture.”

The “Extraction” star also revealed that his wife Elsa Pataky, who appears in the film, was not a fan of his new appearance, calling it “too much,” and that his friends had varied feelings about it.

But being an action movie star sounds exhausting, so we can’t blame Hemsworth for wanting to take it easy the next time. It remains to be seen what the next Thor film will involve; whether it will be more of a comedy or return to more combat-heavy stories.

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