Chris Hemsworth Says Wife Thought His ‘Thor 4’ Muscles Were ‘Too Much’

  • Chris Hemsworth spoke to USA Today about getting even more jacked for “Thor: Love and Thunder.”
  • Hemsworth said his wife, Elsa Pataky, thought his muscles for the Marvel movie were “too much.”
  • Hemsworth said that he got “bigger than I’ve ever been” for the fourth “Thor” film.

Chris Hemsworth says his wife Elsa Pataky wasn’t a big fan of his jacked physique in “Thor: Love and Thunder.”

“My wife was like, ‘Bleh, it’s too much,'” Hemsworth said in a new interview with USA Today. “There are a lot of my male friends who are like, ‘Yeah!’ but a lot of female friends and family are like, ‘Yuck.'”

In his interview, Hemsworth said he got bigger than ever for his latest appearance as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) God of Thunder.

“It came from boredom, sitting in COVID lockdown was like a prison,” Hemsworth said. “It was train, eat, train, eat. Nothing else to do. Then I turned up for the film bigger than I’ve ever been.”

“He’s huge already, but when I saw his arms, they were twice as big as normal, as wide as my head,” Taika Waititi, who directed the film and voices Korg, said. “Trainers and stuff are asking me how he does it. But it’s all natural.”

In a recent interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Hemsworth said that he ate “every couple of hours,” worked out extensively, and “had to maintain that for four months, which was pretty difficult.”

Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth in Australia in June 2022.

Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth in June 2022.

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“Thor: Love and Thunder” marks Hemsworth’s fourth standalone movie as Thor, having portrayed the character since his first installment was released in 2011.

The film, which costars Natalie Portman as Jane Foster/Mighty Thor and Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher, also features appearances from most of Hemsworth’s family members.

Pataky, who’s been married to Hemsworth since 2010, has a cameo early in the film as a woman who kisses Thor while atop a large wolf.

The couple’s three kids also appear in “Thor 4.”

Their daughter India Rose portrays Gorr’s daughter, who’s nicknamed Love by the end of the movie, their son Tristan plays a young version of Thor, and their other twin boy Sasha plays an Asgardian child who gets taken hostage by Gorr.

Hemsworth’s older brother Luke Hemsworth also reprises his role as an Asgardian actor playing Thor in a stage production.

You can follow along with more of our “Thor: Love and Thunder” coverage here.

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