Chris Hemsworth's 'exhausting' Thor weight

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 November 2014
Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth tries to slim down as soon as he's finished portraying Thor because he finds it "exhausting" carrying extra weight

Chris Hemsworth finds it "exhausting" carrying extra weight when he plays Thor.

The 31-year-old star - who was recently named PEOPLE magazine's Sexiest Man Alive - admits he usually goes on a diet after playing the 'Avengers Assemble' character because none of his clothes fit.

He said: "When I'm not doing that character, I want to get lean again as quickly as possible, because carrying that weight is exhausting. And none of my clothes fit."

The Australian actor relies on a combination of weight lifting and bodybuilding to get him in shape for the role, but admits he doesn't pile on the pounds that easily.

He said: "I'm lucky. Genetically I don't put on weight easily. I like running, surfing or boxing, and I did Muay Thai for a long time. If I have a goal, I'm really good about what I eat - protein, veggies, clean food and restricted carbohydrates. Cheat days are pizza, hamburgers, beer, sugary things. Everything I'm not allowed to have!"

Chris also enjoys getting massages to help him relax after a long workout.

He said: "I love massages - hard Thai ones. I hate falling asleep during them. I want to know something is happening."

Despite putting a lot of work into his physique, Chris insists he is very low maintenance when it comes to grooming.

He added to PEOPLE magazine: "I'm sick of my hair. I have a hat on most of the time just so I don't have to deal with it. I don't like being clean-shaven, because my skin feels likes it's going to break out in a rash, so I clipper it nice and short."

Avengers: Age of Ultron

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 21min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joss Whedon
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson
  • UK release: 23 April 2015

Ultron, an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark (Downey Jr) to keep the peace, goes rogue and decides to kill off the Avengers. Barely logical but impressively entertaining superhero fun; Johansson and Olsen are central to the action and Whedon's script is strong, snappy and irreverent, but it doesn't have much…

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