In an interview with The Telegraph, Chris Hemsworth addressed his preparation for Thor: Love and Thunder and explained how lockdown helped him get into peak physical condition for his MCU return.

Of course, everyone remembers the faux pas of equating Thor’s body with his competence in Endgame, but it seems the character’s next appearance will do away with that notion altogether.

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Check out what the actor had to say below:

Chris Hemsworth Opens Up On Thor 4

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“This is probably the fittest and strongest I’ve been before all the Thors,” Chris Hemsworth revealed. “Having this time at home meant I explored different methods, to see how I can manipulate my body with just the right amount of powerlifting and bodybuilding workouts.”

“For years I probably over-trained,” he said, reflecting on his previous MCU appearances. “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.”

The site asked Hemsworth about the expectations that come with playing a character like Thor, and he explained why he feels those who transform their bodies to play a superhero don’t get the credit they deserve.

“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,” he pondered. “The training across 10 years of doing it is a full-time job. That and then a 12-hour shooting day – it’s real grind. It’s incredibly rewarding, too – you have to look at it like a professional athlete.”

Chris Hemsworth’s physique has been admired ever since his MCU debut in Thor back in 2011 and it sounds like we’ll all have even more to be envious of when Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters May 6th, 2022. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale and Taika Waititi.

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Source: The Telegraph