'Thor' star got too muscular for his costume
March 30th, 2011
01:56 PM ET

'Thor' star got too muscular for his costume

Hotshot actor Chris Hemsworth is getting a little too big for his britches — or at least his superhero costume.

The "Thor" star says he packed on so much muscle to play Marvel's hammer-wielding warrior that he couldn't fit into his crime-fighting clothes.

"I got the part and immediately started looking at the comic books, and the guy is 500 pounds or something and looks like Schwarzenegger," the Aussie actor, whose film hits theaters on May 6, tells the L.A. Times. "And I thought, 'OK, I'm not gonna get to that. But I have to get bigger.'"

And so Hemsworth began bulking up.

"[The filmmakers] kept saying 'Yeah, get as big as you can, as big as you can,'" he says. "And then I came back right before Christmas, just before we started the movie, and had a final sort of camera test and put the costume on and within a couple of minutes, my hands started going numb. And everyone was like, 'Yeah, that's not cool.' And I started getting pins and needles and you'd touch the skin and the blood wouldn't return to that area so quick. And I thought, 'OK, it doesn't fit.'"

Ultimately, Hemsworth's attire was altered for a better fit and director Kenneth Branagh also advised him to ease up on his workouts. Still, it won't be long before Hemsworth is back in the gym: He'll reprise his role as Thor for next year's superhero ensemble "The Avengers."

"I'd rather do this than sort of put on unhealthy weight," he says of his exercise regime. "I think that'd be harder to lose and probably be enjoyable putting it on, because you could eat whatever you want."

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    November 30, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. buddy

    whatta hunk!!!! nice smile along with everything else

    June 4, 2011 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  4. the_dude

    This movie appears to have gay underpinnings.....just sayin is all

    April 20, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Minnie

    Does Thor wear a cape? I hope so, I know my son will love this movie and he already has a superhero cape from http://www.powercapes.com, so I'm hoping to get more use out of it. And not, like this actor is hard on the eyes for Mom! :)

    April 4, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Brit

    Do not apologize!!! Work is so much better now that I've had a good laugh!

    March 31, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ron

    The ones complaining are the guys who want his hammer too, but are afraid or too confused to say anything.

    March 31, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Brooke

    thanks guys XD @head diva, you also get a <3. 3somes are fun.

    March 31, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Daniel

    Brooke – Never apologize for making people smile off-color or not it made most of us smile/giggle. Thanks!

    March 31, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Head Diva In Charge

    @Brooke no love for me? I wasn't hating on you. I really do like to be with you and the big guy.

    March 30, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Head Diva In Charge

    He can hammer me to and I want Brooke to watch and even join the fun :)! OH DEAR NOW I HAVE TO GO AND RELIEVE MYSELF BECAUSE SEEING HIM GOT ME SO HOT! I HAVE TO FAN MYSELF FROM FAINTING!!

    March 30, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dtcpr

    mmmmmmmmMMMMMMmmmmMMMMmMMMMM delicious!

    I'm not a troll I just think he is super s*xy. ;-)

    March 30, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. M

    He looks like Ellen Pompeii.

    March 30, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Emer

    He's come a long way from the Aussie soap Home & Away!

    March 30, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. 2pac

    I aint gotta put on no muscle fa da ladiez, all ma muscle between ma belt buckel n knees

    March 30, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Superhiro

    Lol no worries. I'm fighting off work boredom too so it was more entertaining than it was gross :P

    March 30, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Brooke

    I felt dirty posting it. lol. I apologize.

    March 30, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • don't apologize -

      that was hilarious!!!!

      March 30, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roro

      Your post was the funny!!! Don't worry about the haters...they're just sad they didn't think about it first! :D

      March 30, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • not only one

      you're not the only one thinking that

      my heavens look at him!

      March 31, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Superhiro

    Lol gross.

    March 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Brooke

    He can pound me with his hammer any day.

    March 30, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |

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