One may think that by playing a literal God in his role as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Chris Hemsworth may have reached his peak physical form. However, according to Hemsworth himself, he is bulking up more than ever before for his upcoming role as Hulk Hogan in Netflix's upcoming movie about the wrestler.
While discussing his role in the upcoming biopic with Total Film the Australian actor described the role as “insanely physical”:
As you can imagine, the preparation for the role will be insanely physical. I will have to put on more size than I ever have before, even more than I put on for Thor. There is the accent as well as the physicality and the attitude.
While training for his role as Thor, Hemsworth had previously been eating six meals a day consisting of chicken, eggs, steak, fish, vegetables, among other high protein foods with one meal every three hours according to his trainer, Luke Zocchi, while also training for one to two hours a day five days a week.
The movie is expected to show Hogan’s journey to not only the top of the wrestling world but also his rise to becoming the first professional wrestler to transcend the sport and become a household name outside the industry.
Hemsworth’s increased muscle won’t be the only physical change he will undertake for the role as he also confirmed he will be dying his hair blonde and donning a blonde moustache for the role.
"I’m going to be blonde, probably balding and with a 'tache," he said.
Hemsworth previously teased the project back in April, when talking to ScreenRant, and claimed that the film aims to show fans a side of the pro wrestling scene they hadn’t seen before: "I'm just fascinated by that world, and I think they're pretty keen to show a side of the world that people haven't seen before."
The film, which remains untitled, was first announced in February 2019 and will be directed by Todd Phillips - of Joker and The Hangover fame - and produced by Netflix.