Chris Hemsworth thinks he knows why he cannot be called a “serious actor” by some in Hollywood.
The 37-year-old actor has talked about maintaining his physique to play Thor in the Marvel movies, and the topic of serious actors has been brought up.
“There is an aesthetic that the role demands,” Chris told The Telegraph. “Bodybuilding is considered vanity, so if I gain a lot of unhealthy weight or get skinny for a role, I would probably be called a serious actor.
“Training over 10 years of practice is a full-time job. That, then a 12 hour day of filming – it’s a real job, “he added. “It’s also incredibly rewarding – you have to look at him like a professional athlete.”
If you don’t know, there are actors like rented star Tom Hanks who have lost and gained weight for roles over the years. Tom recently revealed the impact it has on his physical health.
“For years I probably overtrained,” he said. “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.”
Hemsworth said that for the role of Thor, he tailors his workouts based on what’s visible when he wears his costumes.
“But you want it to be balanced, because there’s probably a shirt-off scene somewhere,” he added. “You don’t want to look like Popeye with one section of the body blown up.”
Thor: Love and Thunder is scheduled to premiere on May 6, 2022.