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Hemsworth’s Wife Thought He Was Too Muscular In Thor: Love & Thunder

Chris Hemsworth put on some major muscle mass for his role in Thor: Love and Thunder, but the actor says his wife isn’t fond of his new look.

Chris Hemsworth’s wife thought his Thor: Love and Thunder muscular physique was “Too much.” Hemsworth first appeared as Thor back in 2011, making him the third superhero to be introduced to the MCU. The God of Thunder became such a focal point in the MCU that four films have been dedicated to the character, the most recent being Thor: Love and Thunder.

In the latest film, Hemsworth rejoins Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Thor’s ex-girlfriend who transforms into the Mighty Thor as per her original comic book story, and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson). Love and Thunder finds Thor attempting to find peace following the events that unraveled in Avengers: Endgame. However, the intergalactic villain Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale) attempts to bring gods to the brink of extinction, which forces Thor back to the fight. Thor’s new adventures the hero get back in shape again, a far cry from his . encourage last appearance in Avengers: Endgame, which caused many to refer to the character as “Fat Thor.” As Thor went through a drastic physical transformation on-screen, Hemsworth did the same in reality. While many have taken note of the actor’s strength and appearance in past films, Love and Thunder shows him at his fittest.

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A heavy diet and exercise regimen left Hemsworth with an impressive physique very appropriate for a Norse god. However, while his massive muscles are the envy of many, there are some that aren’t too fond of the new look. As per USA Today, Hemsworth explained that his wife, actor and model Elsa Pataky, isn’t thrilled about his appearance. Read Hemsworth’s comments below.

“My wife was like, ‘Bleh, it’s too much.’ There are a lot of my male friends who are like, ‘Yeah!’ but a lot of female friends and family are like, ‘Yuck.'”


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Hemsworth has accredited his massive muscular frame in Love and Thunder to boredom during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout his time in lockdown. Hemsworth pursued several different workout activities and ate over 6,000 calories a day. Hemsworth has stated that when he finally made it to the Love and Thunder set, he noticed that his costume even fit a bit tighter. The film managed to incorporate his new physical transformation as well, since the plot required his character to go through a bulking up montage before his return as ‘regular’ Thor for his fight against Gorr the God Butcher.


Luckily for those that share the sentiments of Hemsworth’s wife, it appears that the actor doesn’t intend to keep up his new physique for long. Although Hemsworth was able to make some significant gains, maintaining this build is likely both extremely daunting and difficult when accompanied by busy filming schedules for other projects, for which he needs to play characters who are less bulked up. The actor even recalled the experience as “horrible,” saying he hoped for a “fancy muscle-y costume” next time. That said, despite its mixed reactions, Hemsworth’s look in Thor: Love and Thunder certainly made the MCU star appear worthy of wielding Mjolnir.


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Source: USA Today

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