Chris Hemsworth did "a lot of work" to prepare for his nude scene in 'Thor: Love and Thunder'
The 38-year-old actor admits that shooting a nude scene for the Taika Waititi-directed movie felt like a natural evolution for the character - but Chris made sure he was in tip-top shape before taking his clothes off
28 June 2022
The actor - who stars alongside Natalie Portman in the new movie - told 'Entertainment Tonight': "I mean, it was kind of 10, 11 years in the making, that shot.
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"In each film we've taken off another item of clothing, and now we just kind of took it all off."
Chris - who embarked on an intense fitness plan before shooting the movie - admits the director was the driving force behind the scene.
Asked what made him reprise the character for the new Marvel movie, Chris joked: "Obviously a contractual obligation. If it was my choice it wouldn't have happened!"
Chris has played Thor for more than a decade, and the Hollywood star previously confessed to over-training in the early years.
Chris explained that his intense workout regime actually had a detrimental impact on his energy levels.
He shared: "For years I probably over-trained.
"People who do muscle-building often don't realise it's a sport that shouldn't be seven days a week, two hours a day. I was doing that in the previous Thors, and was coming up sorer, with less energy."
Chris actually adopts an athlete-like approach to his preparation - but he ultimately finds the experience to be "incredibly rewarding".
He said: "The training across ten years of doing it is a full-time job. That and then a 12-hour shooting day - it's real grind. It's incredibly rewarding, too - you have to look at it like a professional athlete."