Chris Hemsworth reveals why no one takes him seriously in industry

Samantha David|April 06, 2021

Chris Hemsworth said, ‘If I got unhealthily skinny for a role, I'd probably be called a serious actor’

Chris Hemsworth reveals why no one takes him seriously in industry

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.”

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