Marvel fame Chris Hemsworth, known for the character of 'Thor' he plays in Avengers movies, talked about the transformation he had to go through for his role in 2019's Blockbuster 'Avengers: Endgame.'
It would be wise to say that 'Avengers: Endgame' exceeded the expectations set by its previous instalment, 'Avengers: Infinity War', and the film was hugely driven by all its characters, packing countless plot twists. And as many would agree, one of the unexpected twists in the movie was how Hemsworth managed to pull off Thor's unbelievable physical transformation following the time jump.
But did you know Thor packed on the pounds while he was in depression?
Recently, Hemsworth opened up about his journey of becoming Fat Thor in a new behind the scenes look at the making of 'Avengers: Endgame.'
And while he wa excited to play a "new version of Thor," he described his experience as "hugely liberating and fun."
"We had a sort of fat suit that I think was 60 or 70 pounds. It was the hottest I've ever been," Hemsworth said.
What's more, he also had to wear a large bushy beard than he was used to.
"We had the beard, the hair, these things that go in the mouth that sort of plump my cheeks a bit, which sort of had a little effect on the voice as well but in a good way, it was a different Thor," Hemsworth said.
His co-star Tessa Thompson, who played Valkyrie in the Marvel movie, said that the actor was fun to work with.
"He'd been playing the character for a while and wanted to find something new. He has such dexterity as a talent. He's incredibly funny. He has really lovely energy," she said of Hemsworth.
In May, Hemsworth joked that Thor "definitely ate his way through his emotions" after 'Avengers: Infinity War', leading to the transformation.
"It was great. It was so much fun. Every time I stepped toward the catering truck, they were like, 'No, no, no,'" he said while on The Graham Norton Show.
He was treated differently by people, Hemsworth said the reaction to those closest to him was immediate.
"I got a lot of cuddles. My wife, she's had three kids, and often the pregnant lady will get their belly rubbed in the supermarket and Robert Downey gave me a fair share of those," he said.
"Everyone wanted to cuddle me. I felt like Santa Claus, you know? Got a few Avengers in my lap from time to time," he added.
"I enjoyed that version of Thor. It was so different than any other way I played the character. And then it took on a life of its own," Hemsworth said in Variety's latest cover story in early May.
Hemsworth also revealed that it took about three hours for him to wear the hair and makeup.
"Physically, it was a good three hours in hair and makeup. Then the prosthetic suit, particularly for the shirt-off scene, that was a big silicone that weighed about 90 pounds. It was certainly exhausting. I had weights on my hands and ankles just to have my arms and legs swing differently when I shuffled along through the set," he continued.
He added, "People just kept coming up and cuddling me like a big bear or rubbing my belly like I was pregnant. Or trying to sit on my lap like I was Santa Claus. You get a lot of affection. I felt like an old man, an old grandpa, with a bunch of kids around."
Marked the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's current generation, 'Avengers: Endgame' was released on April 26.
(With agency inputs)