Chris Hemsworth appeared in an interview with The Telegraph and talked about how industry does not take him as a serious actor because of his physique.
The 37-year-old shared, “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.”
The Thor actor spoke about getting trained for a role, he said it is a “full-time job.”
He continued, “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.”
He added, “For years I probably overtrained. People who do muscle-building often don't realize it's a sport that shouldn't be seven days a week, two hours a day. I was doing that in the previous Thors, and was coming up sorer, with less energy.”
He further added, “But you want it to be balanced, because there's probably a shirt-off scene somewhere. You don't want to look like Popeye with one section of the body blown up.”