“Guy’s Like 500 Pounds”: Chris Hemsworth Went Through Insane Body Transformation Inspired by Comics in $ 29 Billion Franchise

Published 09/27/2023, 7:00 AM EDT

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There is no hurdle sheer dedication and true passion cannot get you through, and the story of the highest-paid Australian actor is a standing testament to it. Chris Hemsworth, who rose in his acting career after playing the role of Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is a universally acclaimed actor and has achieved unmatchable accolades in his professional career.

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However, the journey to getting one of his biggest breakthroughs was not easy as he looked nothing close to what the role must look like. However, he did not give up and embarked on a new journey where he reinvented himself and kept molding as per the demands of the role he was set to play.

Chris Hemsworth’s insane transformation to become The Thor

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In a recent revelation of Vanity Fair, the entire story of how Chris Hemsworth was selected to play the role of Thor for the $29 billion franchise. Chris Hemsworth was chosen for the role after a great deal of analysis in May 2009. Despite a lot of people doubting him to be able to pull off the role, as he was extremely skinny, the director had his full faith, and no one questioned him further as he was known for his excellent casting choices.

Chris Hemsworth ended up taking the role in a heartbeat of course, as he had been waiting to be given this opportunity and he finally signed the multi-picture deal. As he was handed over the comic collection of The Ultimate so that he could have a deeper understanding of the character, he said, “I had read the comics and this guy’s like 500 pounds.” It was the. That he realised that the journey would not be easy and he went on to change his lifestyle for good.

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Chris Hemsworth threw himself into an immensely rigorous workout routine in order to add lean body tissue, and he knew that looking just athletic would not do the trick and that he had to look godlike. And well, he really did make it happen. However, despite getting such massive positive responses, the Australian actor believes that he is not taken seriously as an actor because of his interest in bodybuilding.

Chris Hemsworth thinks bodybuilding is a vanity

Chris Hemsworth has put in a great deal of effort into looking like the Norse mythical god. However, he thinks that his hard work is not completely appreciated by his fans. He said,There’s an aesthetic that the role requires. Bodybuilding is seen as vanity, whereas if I put on a bunch of unhealthy weight, or got unhealthily skinny for a role, I’d probably be called a serious actor.”

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He even went on to talk about how even after 10 years of putting his body through such heavy transformation, he still works harder every day in order to fit into the role of playing the Thor and according to him, it already is his full-time job. He added, “That and then a 12-hour shooting day — it’s a real grind. It’s incredibly rewarding, too — you have to look at it like a professional athlete.” What are your thoughts on Chris Hemsworth as the Thor? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Aheli Chakraborty

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Aheli Chakraborty is a pro writer for Bodybuilding at Essentially Sports. From staying tuned to Cutler’s latest podcast, to delving deep into Dorian Yates’ recent Instagram post, Aheli has hit the ground running. With extensive experience in the sports and entertainment industry, she likes to keep her readers coming back for more.
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