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Chris Hemsworth on Secrets of Playing Fat Thor in ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Chris Hemsworth on Secrets of Playing Fat Thor in ‘Avengers: Endgame’”

Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Sean Gunn, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Katherine Langford and Josh Brolin.

In 2009, Chris Hemsworth made his American film debut with Star Trek, where he played George Kirk, James T. Kirk's father who sacrificed his life to ensure the survival of his newborn son, his wife and everyone else who made if off the U.S.S. Kelvin.

The actor explained the original plan, as outlined in the script, was to have Thor revert back to his normal muscular self, but Hemsworth felt that would cheapen "Fat Thor", stating, "We didn't go, like, 'Let's chunk him up, it'll be hilarious.' And we leave him in that state at the end of the movie".

I previously reported for Deseret News that "Endgame" directors Joe and Anthony Russo were concerned about Hemsworth's physical safety while shooting in warm weather. "I felt like an old man, an old grandpa, with a bunch of kids around", he said. I feel like we've opened up such a different character.

"I feel more energised for the possibility of where it could go". But if I played either of those characters, I wouldn't have been able to play Thor.

As for whether he'd reprise his role as Thor, Hemsworth is excited to see what comes next for the character. Thor's arc in "Endgame" is about pushing forward emotionally and not obsessing over his weight gain.

Hemsworth said: "With Chris Evans, I have a real brotherly bond. I had weights on my hands and ankles just to have my arms and legs swing differently when I shuffled along through the set". Physically, it was a good three hours in hair and makeup. But Hemsworth pushed for the character to retain his bulk because, aside from the 90 or so pounds of prosthetics it took to complete the transformation, he enjoyed the new psychological space it represented for the character.

Hemsworth will next appear alongside "Thor: Ragnarok" star Tessa Thompson in "Men in Black: International", which hits theaters on June 14.



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