Chris Hemsworth has revealed exactly how he lost so much weight for his new film, In the Heart of the Sea.
The Australian is known for his blonde locks, brooding stare and buff physique thanks to roles such as Marvel superhero Thor, but for his latest movie, In the Heart of the Sea, he had to drop a scary amount of weight to portray a man stranded on the ocean.
“We couldn’t go away for a month and get skinny, we had to do it while we were shooting,” Chris revealed to Men’s Health. “At one point, a day’s rations were a boiled egg, a couple of crackers and a celery stick.”
The movie is directed by Ron Howard and also stars Cillian Murphy and Ben Whishaw, and not having to go through the drastic diet alone was a small consolation to Chris, who recently shared a picture of himself after losing the weight on social media.
“I reckon about 90 per cent of our conversations were about our favourite foods and what we would eat when we finished the film,” he added. “I was skinnier than ever before, but at least we were losing weight together – the bond we formed was incredible. It reminded me of being on a football team growing up, where you’d do anything for each other. You don’t often get that on set.”
The 32-year-old now has to go from one extreme to the other, as he is currently getting back in superhero shape to play Thor in his third standalone movie, Thor: Ragnarok, which is set for release in 2017.
“To get back to looking like Thor is simple: I get in the gym and work out,” he said. “I enjoy it. It keeps me fit and healthy. I’ve got to eat more calories – certain types and all clean – and it can get boring eating chicken breast and rice and so on. But at least you’re fed properly.”