“My hands started going numb”

Chris Hemsworth Was Already Big When He Was Cast As A Marvel Superhero Thor. But the actor was encouraged to pack on the muscle needed to fill out the Asgardian costume. However, Hemsworth might have exceeded expectations.

Why Kenneth Branagh Cast Chris Hemsworth in ‘Thor’

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Thor Director Kenneth Branagh felt Hemsworth had all the qualities needed to bring his Thor to the big screen. After he and Kevin Feige figured out what kind of character they wanted Thor to be, they called Hemsworth to fully test him for the role. Branagh and others were as impressed with Hemsworth’s physique as he was with his acting abilities.

“It was truly a privilege to see how he embodied it all,” Branagh said in an interview with Collider. “And then, at the end of the day of course, when he takes his shirt off, there’s also a wow factor that can’t be denied. When we were finishing the movie a few weeks ago, Louis D’Esposito, co-president of Marvel, said, “My God, it looks good in 3D!”

Chris Hemsworth was initially too tall for his ‘Thor’ costume

Hemsworth looked to comics for inspiration for his iteration of Thor. The Extraction The star noticed the superhero’s size in the comics and wanted to emulate the look.

“I got the part and immediately started watching the comics, and the guy is 500 pounds or something and looks like Schwarzenegger,” he said in a 2011 interview with Los Angeles Times. “And I thought, ‘OK, I’m not going to make it’. But I have to get fat.”

Hemsworth was also encouraged to do so by the directors. But when it came time to put on the Thor suit, he realized he might have overdone it.

“[The filmmakers] kept saying, ‘Yeah, be as big as you can, as big as you can’. And then I came back just before Christmas, just before the movie started, and did one last camera test and put the costume on and within minutes my hands started going numb,” a- he declared. “And everyone was like, ‘Yeah, that’s not cool.’ , ‘OK, it doesn’t fit.’

Chris Hemsworth’s Wife Wasn’t Impressed With His Body For Thor

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Hemsworth managed to impress many with his physical transformations into his Thor persona. The actor recently bulked up even more in order to reprise his role for Thor: Love and Thunder.

In an interview with USA Today, Hemsworth shared that he grew bigger than he ever was for the film. While going through the Covid lockdown, the star maintained a routine of working out and eating out of boredom.

But his wife, Elsa Pataky, found her new physique a little extra.

“My wife was like, ‘Bleh, that’s too much,'” Hemsworth recalled. “A lot of my male friends are like, ‘Yeah!’ but a lot of girlfriends and family members are the “yuck” type.

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