Chris Hemsworth has said that bodybuilding is seen as vanity as he discussed his grueling workout routine for his role as Thor in the Marvel blockbusters.
The Australian actor, 37, admitted that if he got ‘a lot unhealthy’ or got ‘unhealthy skinny’ for a role, he would be called a ‘serious actor’.
Chris, who has starred as Thor in the Marvel blockbusters since 2011 and is currently filming Thor: Love and Thunder, compared his training to that of a “ professional athlete. ”
Work on it: Chris Hemsworth, left, has said bodybuilding is seen as ‘vanity’ as he discussed his grueling workout routine for his role as Thor in the Marvel blockbusters
He told The Telegraph: ‘There is an aesthetic that the role demands. Bodybuilding is seen as vanity, while if I put on a ton of unhealthy weight or got unhealthily skinny for a role, I would probably be called a serious actor.
‘The training for 10 years is a full-time job. That and then a 12-hour recording day – it’s really grind. It’s also incredibly rewarding – you have to think of it as a professional athlete. ‘
Chris also admitted that after years of ‘overtraining’, he is currently the ‘fittest’ and ‘strongest’ he has ever been as he spent more time at home during the pandemic.
The actor lives in Byron Bay, Australia, with his model wife Elsa Pataky and their three children, daughter India Rose, eight, and twin sons Sasha and Tristan, seven.
Reflective: The Australian actor, 37, admitted that if he got a ‘lot unhealthy’ or got ‘unhealthy skinny’ for a role he would be called a ‘serious actor’ (pictured as Thor in 2017)
Chris said, ‘This is probably the fittest and strongest I’ve ever been for all of Thors. Having this time at home, I explored several methods to see how to manipulate my body with just the right amount of powerlifting and bodybuilding workouts. ‘
The actor admitted that he is usually “ quite stiff and sore ” from his workout in the mornings, so he uses a chest freezer to loosen up his muscles.
Elsewhere during the chat, Chris admitted that after playing Thor for ten years, he wants to try new projects that “ don’t feel familiar. ”
The actor recently blown up to play WWE icon Hulk Hogan in a highly anticipated biopic.
Intense: Chris, who has starred as Thor in the Marvel blockbusters since 2011 and is currently filming Thor: Love and Thunder, compared his training to that of a “ professional athlete. ”
Chris said he decides his future jobs based on their location and was “ grounded ” with his family during the pandemic.
The actor has been working on the new Marvel movie Thor: Love and Thunder in Sydney and he is also rumored to be producing Elsa’s upcoming movie, Interceptor.
Chris is known for having a strict workout regime, which helps him maintain his superhero body.
In an interview with Australian Men’s Health last month he said his ‘body stops’ when he doesn’t exercise.
Wow: Chris also admitted that after years of ‘overtraining’, he is currently the ‘fittest’ and ‘strongest’ he has ever been as he spent more time at home during the pandemic (photo left, in 2011, and right, in 2017 , in the Thor movies)
‘I just don’t feel well. I like it for a few days, then everything just starts to hurt, ”he confessed.
‘I get pain and inflammation, my back is stiff. I am just well aware that I need to keep moving to live a healthier and happier life. ‘
He also stressed the importance of developing an exercise regimen that keeps you motivated.
‘I do a lot of different things. You have to be an explorer in the world of fitness and exercise and constantly looking for something new, ‘he said.
Sweet: Chris said he decides his future jobs based on their location and enjoyed being “ grounded ” at home with his family during the pandemic
Chris enlists the help of personal trainer Luke Zocchi, who gives the father of three children two training methods, HIIT and HIRT.
HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training, which involves short bursts of intense exercise to burn fat.
Meanwhile, HIRT stands for high-intensity resistance training and includes strength exercises to build muscle.
The Australian production of Thor: Love and Thunder was made possible by a $ 24 million venue grant from the NSW and the Australian government.
Wrestling Days: Elsewhere in the chat, Chris admitted that after ten years of playing Thor, he wants to try new projects that ‘don’t feel familiar’ – he recently piled up to play WWE icon Hulk Hogan (pictured) in a highly anticipated biopic
The fourth film in the Thor franchise stars Chris as the titular hammer-wielding superhero, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Chris Pratt as Star-Lord and Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher.
It is directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi, who also directed Thor: Ragnarok, the third film in the series.
Thor: Love and Thunder sees Portman’s character, astrophysicist Jane Foster, take on the mantle of Thor after being transformed into a feminine version of the Norse God.
The actress appeared in 2011’s Thor: The Dark World and its 2013 sequel, but skipped 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok.
Thor: Love and Thunder is scheduled for release on May 6, 2022.
Exciting: Thor: Love and Thunder is slated for release on May 6, 2022 (Chris pictured in 2019)