Chris Hemsworth Says THOR Is A "Once In A Career" Role

In a recent interview with THR, Chris Hemsworth sat down to discuss his latest movie Rush but couldn't avoid talking about Marvel's upcoming sequel, Thor: The Dark World. Click on to find out what he had to say..

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By Josh Lewis - 9/4/2013


In a recent interview with THR, Chris Hemsworth sat down to talk about his new movie RUSH directed by Ron Howard. Holding the persona of Thor can be a tough job so the interview did stray over into some questions about the God, whose movie is coming out soon as well.

Every time he plays Thor, Hemsworth has to put on some weight to be as big as he can be for the movies. Here's what he had to say about getting back down to his normal weight so he can do other films:

I've said it before, but my wife [Elsa Pataky] was pregnant at the time and I had more symptoms of a pregnant woman than she did. I was moody and hungry all the time. I understood addiction for the first time, to be honest. I immediately knew what it is like to be truly at the mercy of something. Literally, food was the last thing I thought about before I went to bed and the first think I thought about when I woke up. I ate very little protein and carbohydrates. And then I'd just run to sweat it off.


After that he went on to talk about playing Thor, and whether or not he was tired of it:

No, as long as I get to squeeze in other things and do stuff in between that inspires me, which I'm managing to do. To be part of something that people love -- whether it's Thor on his own or Thor in The Avengers -- is a chance you get once in your career, if at all. I'm not going to complain about it, certainly, but it's a challenge each time you do it because you don't want to fall into just Thor, just being a two-dimensional character.


Clearly Hemsworth loves playing Thor, and we have to give the guy credit for being so committed to the character. Being in your own movie and then an ensemble movie like THE AVENGERS can be a lot of stress but the fans are what make it worth to him. With a statement like that we can expect Hemsworth to hold on to the character as long as he can.

THOR: THE DARK WORLD is set for release on the November 8, 2013.


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StarYeezus - 9/4/2013, 10:17 AM
So he admits that his portrayal of Thor is two-dimensional.
driver - 9/4/2013, 10:38 AM
Aha, Huntsman wasn't dark haired version of Thor with an axe instead of Hammer!
knocturnalzen10 - 9/4/2013, 11:14 AM
i actually like his casting better than RDJ seriously if we're goin off source material
WhiteBolt - 9/4/2013, 11:29 AM
Hemsworth is Thor!
Greengo - 9/4/2013, 11:42 AM
He doesn't like working out or dieting apparently.
isee - 9/4/2013, 1:08 PM
Happy to hear he wants to keep on the role, what with all the rumours of characters dying.

I'm failry certain Jane will die in TDW, as will Loki in a sacrifical, redemptive manner.

Then, Thor is the one that is going to die in Age of Ultron, sacrificing himself for the team.

Then in Thor 3, Thor will find himself dead, in Hel, where he will reunite with Loki, and they will face off with Hela and her hordes to find Jane and all of them get back to the realm of the living.

ricko8687 - 9/4/2013, 9:21 PM
I'm glad he fine with the character so long As he can do other things in between
BlackFlash - 9/5/2013, 1:03 AM
@Greeng, Well when you're working out to play Thor your going to end up hating it at one point there's gonna be that moment when he hits the wall and can't take it anymore. Have you ever tried dieting after gaining so much muscle because I have and it's annoying when your craving things you wanted when gaining muscle but can't have because your trying to slim down.
thewolveRAYne - 9/5/2013, 7:42 AM
The dude was born for this role. I hope he does as many as Jackmans Wolvie

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