Video: Chris Hemsworth Talks Diet, Exercise and Fitting Into His Thor Costume

Posted on April 12, 2011

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth talks about playing a Norse god in the film Thor, which is adapted from the comic book series. Chris talks about his character, working with big names like Anthony Hopkins and Oscar winner Natalie Portman, and the grueling diet and exercise program he went through.

Chris said he had to gain a lot of weight (all muscle) for the role, and at one point was up twenty pounds from his normal weight. That made the costume too tight and he was starting to go numb, so he had to bring his weight back down a bit. Take a look: